Republican Committee Chooses Finalists to Fill Empty Commission Seat Tonight
The gap is closing in the search to fill the vacant Campbell County Commission seat left following the official resignation of two-term Campbell County Commissioner Mark Christensen Jan. 6.
Eight registered Republicans have applied for the seat and, tonight, that number will be narrowed down by five to three individuals as determined by the Campbell County Republican Central Committee.
The eight applicants under consideration are Claude Dower, Colleen Faber, Doug Griffis, Troy McKeown, Tony Merchen, Robert Palmer, Martin Phillips, and Jeff Raney.
The names of the top candidates selected will be passed along to the Board of Commissioners, who will then have 20 days to select their choice candidate to fill the seat for the remainder of Christensen’s term, which runs through Dec. 31.
This evening’s meeting is at 6 p.m. in the City of Gillette Council Chambers, 201 E. 5th Street, and is open to the public.
The seat became vacant when Christensen stepped down earlier this month, citing a desire to focus his priorities on his family and businesses. Christensen is the CEO of MC Aegis, LLC, the parent company of Infinity Builders, LLC, and Outliers Creative, LLC, publishers of County 17.