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CPW manager to replace Rankin at state house

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The vacancy committee included (from left) Garfield County Republican Chair Carrie Couey, Secretary David Smith, Moffat County Republican Chair Corrie Ponikvar, Chair Phil Vaughan, Rio Blanco County Republican Chair Logan Hill and Vice-Chairman T. Wright Dickerson (not pictured.)
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MEEKER — It took two rounds of voting to name a successor to the District 57 House seat vacated by former state Rep. Bob Rankin, who was recently elevated to the Colorado Senate following the retirement of former State Sen. Randy Baumgardner. Perry Will, area wildlife manager for the Colorado Division of Wildlife in Glenwood Springs, secured the majority vote during the House District 57 Republican vacancy committee meeting, held Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Meeker.

In the first round, Will and Deputy District Attorney for the 9th Judicial District Zachary Parsons each received three votes, with former Rio Blanco County Commissioner Shawn Bolton and Colorado Board of Education 3rd Congressional District member Joyce Rankin each receiving zero votes. In the second round, Will received four votes, Parsons two, and Bolton and Rankin zero.

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