FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2023
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO — The St. Charles County Council has voted to confirm the nomination of Buddy Hardin to serve a three-year term on the St. Charles City-County Library Board.
County Executive Steve Ehlmann recommended Hardin for the position, calling him a “pro-family activist.”
“I nominated Buddy Hardin for the position,” Ehlmann said, “because he’s not afraid to express his opinion. He’s been in the arena. But he knows how to do it with appropriate tact.”
Hardin now joins the nine-member board, which consists of five members appointed by the County and four appointed by St. Charles City.
Raised in Alton, Hardin graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in American studies. Hardin has been married for more than 30 years to Barb Hall, who served as St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds for many years. Together they have seven children, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
For almost three decades, Hardin, 60, owned Mid Missouri Court Services, a firm that contracted with St. Charles County Associate Circuit Court and Municipal Court to administer probation for DWI’s and other misdemeanor cases. He operated the company for 29 years before selling it.
In 2022, he ran in the GOP primary for the Missouri House of Representatives 106 District on a campaign that included themes of “Pro-Life” and “Pro-Police.”
Hardin replaces Georganne MacNab, whose 3-year term expired in July. County Executive Ehlmann thanks MacNab for her years of service.
The Council also confirmed Ehlmann’s reappointment of Matthew Seeds of O’Fallon to sit on the library board for a three-year term. Seeds has been serving on the board since February when he was appointed to fill out the remainder of the term for a board member who had stepped down.
The St. Charles City-County Library Board has been in the news recently over whether sexually explicit books were accessible to children. And last month, the St. Charles County Council passed a resolution urging the library board to enforce the dress code, and after an employee’s attire drew complaints from some library patrons.
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