Wells selected as Republican committee’s nominee for Osage County Sheriff

Osage County Republican Central Committee met Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, to select a nominee for interim sheriff to fill the unexpired term of the current sheriff, Laurie Dunn, who has announced her retirement will be effective Sept. 30, 2020. By a vote by acclamation, Chris Wells was selected as the committee’s nominee for the sheriff’s position. The nomination will be sent to Gov. Laura Kelly for official appointment, after which Wells will be sworn in as Osage County Sheriff.

Wells won the Republican primary race for sheriff, defeating Dunn. The sheriff’s race will be finalized during the Nov. 3 general election.

Information and photo thanks to Osage County Republican Central Committee.

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