Candidates to replace Val Potter on county council must apply before Jan. 23

Tuesday’s meeting of the Cache County Council was the last one that Val Potter would attend as a member of that group. After six years, Potter is moving on to become a legislator. He was elected to be a State Representative in District 3.

So who will replace Potter on the county council? Cache County Republican Party Chairman Boyd Pugmire says by law the party makes the selection. It starts with any registered Republican living in Potter’s vacated district who is interested in the position. They should send a letter of intent to Pugmire by January 23rd at 5 p.m.

He says as soon as he receives that letter he will send each applicant a list of delegates who live in that district and all of the candidates will be able to address the delegates at a meeting on February 1st.

“That’s where the candidates will have an opportunity to speak,” Pugmire explains. “We’ll then hold the election. The delegates for North District 1 will be the ones who will be voting.

“We’ll pick our person that night and then next day I will draft a letter and send to Greg Merrill, the chairman of the county council.”

The winning candidate will then be ratified by members of the Cache County Council at their next meeting. Pugmire says he has already talked to several people who are interested in the position.

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