VIENNA—Richard Anthony "Tony" Skouby is the municipal judge of the cities of St. James, Newburg and Belle, and he would like to be the Maries County prosecuting attorney.

VIENNA—Richard Anthony "Tony" Skouby is the municipal judge of the cities of St. James, Newburg and Belle, and he would like to be the Maries County prosecuting attorney.
Skouby won an uncontested Republican primary Aug. 5 for the prosecuting attorney's office with 1,143 votes, despite a petition of challenge questioning the eligibility of Skouby to run for the Maries County elected office.
The petition, filed in the spring of 2014 by current Maries County Prosecuting Attorney Terry Schwartze, questioned the legal residency of Skouby.
Court delays prevented the petition from being considered until after the Aug. 5 election.
According to a local report from TriCounty Newspapers, Skouby testified that "he lives with his girlfriend and her son in a home he owns on Kathryn Drive in St. James. He said he rents the house to his girlfriend who also is his secretary but does not take money for the rental because he spends many nights with her and she does so much for him, including his laundry."
TriCounty Newspapers also reported that during the hearing  Skouby admitted he did not live at the listed address on his election filing.
He did argue his intent to live in Maries County and that his driver's license and voter registration are both in the county.
He also claimed that he voted and paid property tax within Maries County this year.
A decision on Skouby's eligibility is expected to be handed down in the Maries County Circuit Court before the end of September.