Three chosen by county Republicans
Third candidate chosen from hat
June 12, 2019
A former county commissioner, an involved member of the Sweetwater GOP and the former executive director of the YWCA were the three selected by county Republicans as people the Sweetwater County commissioners will consider to fulfill the remainder of Don Van Matre’s term.
John Kolb, Island Richards and Lauren Schoenfeld were chosen at the end of a process involving 16 candidates and lasting more than five hours.
While Kolb and Richards were clear favorites at the end of the day, with Richards receiving 27 votes from Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen and Kolb receiving 18, a tie de...