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By Michele Smith
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Ryan Rundell is new Columbia Co. Commissioner

Commissioners agree after ten minutes of deliberation


March 14, 2019

Michele Smith

Ryan Rundell has been selected to fill the District 1 vacancy on the Board of County Commissioners following a special meeting Monday night. Rundell and two other applicants; Thomas Konen and Kaye Eaton were interviewed by the BOCC at that meeting.Above: Rundell is sworn in by County Auditor Anne Higgins as Commissioner Mike Talbott looks on.

DAYTON-It took just ten minutes of deliberation behind closed doors for Columbia County Commissioners Mike Talbott and Chuck Amerein to select Ryan Rundell to fill the vacant seat on the Board of County Commissioners. The Commissioners also interviewed Kaye Eaton and Thomas Konen on Monday night at the Columbia County courtroom, before heading in to executive session.

It's a big responsibility," Rundell said, minutes after being sworn in.

"It's an honor to be picked. They had good candidates to choose from," he said.

Rundell said he was raised in Dayton, graduating from DHS in 1995.

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