The Marion and Polk County Board of Commissioners selected Rep. Denyc Boles to fill the current vacancy for State Senator in Senate District 10. Rep. Boles was among three candidates nominated by the Marion and Polk County Republicans to fill the position.
Three nominees were interviewed in a special joint board session this morning that included Becky Mitts, Kevin Chambers, and Rep. Boles.
Marion County Commissioner Sam Brentano, meeting chair, said, "We were fortunate to have three well-qualified candidates to choose from. Denyc Boles' experience in the legislature and knowledge of the district set her apart. I have appreciated Denyc's perspective as a member of the Marion County budget committee. I am confident she will continue the work of Jackie Winters in representing Senate District 10."
Polk County Commissioner Craig Pope, board chair, said, "I thank each of the candidates for participating in this challenging process. Each of the candidates has different qualities and skills they would bring to the position. But I had to ask, who would Jackie choose? And Denyc Boles is that candidate. We need someone with Denyc's leadership and experience to hit the ground running to represent this important district."
For more information, contact the Board of Commissioners Office at (503) 588-5212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.