Richard Hilderbrand currently owns and operates the local Shelter Insurance Agency in Baxter Spring is the incumbent Republican District 3 Commissioner. He lives in Riverton.

Hilderbrand has two daughters Kendra and Kenzie and one son Kenton. He also has a granddaughter Emma Kay Tunnell.

"I have made a commitment to Cherokee County to insure that we are keeping the Citizenís best interests in mind when making every decision. With sound long term planning the future for Cherokee County looks very promising," he said. "I will continue to bring a proactive style of business management to the position. Whether it is promoting economic development or planning for the repairs of our road, being reactive is counterproductive for the citizens of our county.

"Being a business person, I understand and know how to work with department heads, and other elected officials to manage and be accountable for the county budget."