Mexico's fee agent Pat Thomas tells The Mexico Ledger she will close the town's motor vehicle license office December 31st due to Governor-elect Jay Nixon's recent decision to end the patronage system.
"Not knowing what Nixon is going to do, I thought it best not to try and hire someone new," Thomas said, explaining that the general manager of the office just accepted a new job. "I've already sent my contract back to the state, and I would like to thank everyone for their business over the last four years."
Nixon will be sworn into office January 12th. Nixon has said it will take "a good number of months" to get through the bidding process for all of the state's license offices.