County tempers admin talks; three new commissioners to join board

Two-thirds of the Sweetwater County Commission seats will change in January after incumbent Commissioners Roy Lloyd and Jeffrey Smith lost their re-election bids during Tuesday’s Republican primary. Commissioner Randy “Doc” Wendling, whose term expires this year, did not run for re-election.

Barring some unlikely victory from a write-in candidate in November, the commission will be joined by Robb Slaughter, Island Richards and Keaton West.

The top three candidates from the Republican primary advance to the general election, where they’ll face an easy path to victory because there are no Democr...


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