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Ada County GOP offers choices to replace county sheriff

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Ada County Republican Central Committee has selected its first and second choices to replace Sheriff Gary Raney who is resigning at the end of June. The Idaho Statesman reports ( ) that the committee has chosen Randy Folwell as its first choice and Stephen Bartlett as its second. The committee could have selected up to three names to forward to Ada County commissioners, but nominated only two. Folwell spent 28 years with the Ada County Sheriff's Office, retiring as a captain in 2011. Bartlett, whom Raney named as his preferred successor, is a captain with the Ada County Sheriff's Office, where he has worked for about 12 years. Commissioners have up to 15 days to make the appointment, which will be effective upon Raney's departure.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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