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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Larimer County Republicans to choose Rennel’s replacement

Nearly a dozen Larimer County residents have indicated a desire to fill the vacant position on the Larimer County Board of Commissioners. All are Republicans and Kathay Rennels’ successor will be chosen by the Larimer County Republican Central Committee. The committee has 320 members and the winning candidate must receive a simple majority of the votes.

Several of the hopefuls attended a forum at the Leeper Center in Wellington on Tuesday evening, giving them an opportunity to answer questions and promote their candidacy.

Attending the meeting were:

David Bee: A Real Estate Professional who grew up on a farm south of Wellington. He serves on the Larimer County Agricultural Advisory Board.

Andrew Boucher: He serves on the Larimer County Planning Commission and former candidate for Fort Collins City Council,

Curtis Bridges: Bridges has a background that includes law enforcement and agriculture. He operates a Clydesdale business and farm and serves on the agricultural advisory board.

John Clarke: A photographer who served as a county commissioner from 1994 to 1998.

Sean Dougherty: A Realtor and small-business owner.

Lew Gaiter: A small business owner.

Eric Kronwall: A Fort Collins Realtor who serves on the Fort Collins Board of Realtors.

Gail Meisner: A Wellington resident, is a retired horse trainer with experience in agriculture, bookkeeping and budgets and an interest in county affairs.

Not attending the forum were candidates Michael Millsaps, Duke Schaeffer and Roger Thompson.

The committee will meet on Thursday to vote on the candidates. Since a majority is required, the process may take ballots. Should the committee fail to agree on a candidate, the task will fall to Governor Ritter.

The chosen representative can take his/her seat immediately and will serve the remainder of Rennels’ term which ends this year.

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