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Convention set to fill commission vacancy
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Kenny Schremmer

A convention of Barton County Republican precinct committee members from the County Commission First District is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the first floor courthouse rotunda, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The purpose is to elect a First District commissioner to replace the late Kenny Schremmer, who died on Thanksgiving, said Richard Friedeman, county Republican Central Committee chairman.

The name of the person elected will be submitted to Gov. Laura Kelly who has seven days to finalize the appointment. If no action is taken, the candidate automatically assumes the post.

The new commissioner will fill the two-year balance of Schremmer’s term which ends in 2022.

According to the Barton County website, District 1 takes in the northwest two-thirds of the county and includes Albert, Beaver, Galatia and Hoisington.

Commissioners serve four-year terms, with two of the five commissioners being elected in the same year, and the other three commissioners elected two years later.