How Dubuque County filled a Supervisor vacancy


Recently, Dubuque County went through the process appointing a person to fill a Supervisor vacancy.  Here’s a chronology of relevant stories published in the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque.  I found them to be informative.  Maybe you will, too.

1/31/2016 UPDATE: Dubuque County Supervisor Tom Hancock’s death leaves colleagues ‘shocked’ 

2/8/2016 Committee to discuss filing vacant Dubuque County supervisor position

2/9/2016 Committee to discuss filing vacant Dubuque County supervisor position

2/9/2016 Committee will consider appointment to vacant Dubuque County supervisor seat

Committee members disagreed on whether the appointee should run in the general election.
“I’m interested in letting the voters decide who the next supervisor is going to be,” Stierman said, later adding. “I don’t want to influence that decision by appointing somebody who is going to be running for the office.”
Dolan countered that she hoped the appointee would run for election, while Murphy said it would not be a factor in his decision.
County Supervisor Daryl Klein, a Republican, listened closely as the committee discussed options.
After the meeting, he said he supports an appointment process and believes the appointee should not run for election in November. Klein said the person would have an unfair advantage.

2/10/2016 Dubuque County committee plans appointment for vacant seat

2/16/2016 Committee chooses to appoint someone to fill vacant Dubuque County supervisor seat

2/25/2016 Applications still accepted to fill open Dubuque County supervisor seat

2/26/2016 27 people apply to fill vacant Dubuque County supervisor seat

2/29/2016 Committee to interview 27 for supervisor vacancy

3/1/2016 Supervisor vacancy interviews

3/2/2016 Our opinion: Dubuque County should be well served by appointee

3/4/2016 Committee to conclude Dubuque County Board of Supervisors interviews today

3/7/2016 Committee appoints new Dubuque County supervisor

3/8/2016 Committee appoints Peosta businessman to county supervisor

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