At 10 a.m. Thursday morning (Jan. 16), Jileen Wingerter of Sedalia announced her candidacy for Pettis County Auditor at the Pettis County Courthouse.

Wingerter told those in attendance she had 25 years of experience as an accountant, and is currently employed by Marcum's Landscaping Stones and Nursery. Wingerter says she wishes to give something back to the community. She said she will be running as a Republican.

Listen to our interview with Wingerter below.