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An Arkansas City man has filed to run against Cowley County Commissioner Gary Wilson.

Bob Voegele, 59, has filed as a Republican through the Cowley County Courthouse.

He ran against Wilson eight years ago. “(Gary) has been in 12 years. It’s time to get other people in,” Voegele said.

Voegele said he hopes to run a clean campaign and that he doesn’t have anything against Wilson.

“I think someone else could represent the district better than he has in some cases,” he said.

Voegele was born and raised in Arkansas City, and currently farms west of the city.

He serves on the Farm Bureau board. “I know a little bit about politics,” he said.

Voegele and his wife, Jackie, have two grown daughters, one who resides in Ark City and another who lives in Winfield.