State Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington

State Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, told The Missourian Monday afternoon that there is a very high likelihood that he will run for a Franklin County elected office.

But he said the presiding county commissioner seat is probably the office he is least likely to run for.

Nieves said he needs to consider the county offices that are on the ballot and the people in the positions now and decide which one he may run for.

He said he has been “bombarded” by many supporters asking him to run for county office. The office that most of them want him to run for his presiding commissioner, he said.

Nieves dropped out of the State Senate race last week after serving about 12 years in the Legislature between the Senate and House.

He said he likes the idea of serving in a county elected position because it allows him to achieve his two goals of being closer to home and to continue serving the citizens.

He said he does not want to run against a person who is doing a good job in office.

Nieves said he is very open to the recorder of deeds seat because the current officeholder, Sharon Birkman, has announced she will not run for re-election.

He said he may file Friday or Monday to run for a county office.

March 25 is the deadline to file for the Aug. 5 primary.