Republicans voting Thursday night to replace Petersen

The process of choosing a new member of the Cache County Council moves along in the process Thursday evening. Members of the Cache County Republican Central Committee will meet to vote on a replacement for Craig Petersen, who served on the council for 19 years and recently resigned to become the Mayor of Logan.

On <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk program</a>, Cache County Republican Party Chairman Danny Brownell said two people have filed to replace Petersen: Greg Merrill and Richard West. Brownell said the party’s central committee meets Thursday night to vote on which candidate will be recommended to the Cache County Council.

Brownell said delegates in Petersen’s precincts are invited to attend the meeting.

“I think it’s important that the delegates are involved in this process,” Brownell continued. “They live in that area and that’s what our system is all about, this concept of local grass-roots people choosing and making decisions for who they want to represent them.”

Petersen resides in Precinct 10 which is in the northeast Logan area.

If the County Council accepts the name proposed by the central committee that person will become a member of the seven-member council in January. Whomever is chosen by the committee Thursday night will appear on KVNU’s Crosstalk program on Friday morning at 9:10 a.m.

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