Republican Vacancy Committee meeting minutes – Lening selected to fill commissioner seat

PICT 64J1 Mike Lening 2 - Chris Sorensen
Published Saturday, December 5, 2020

COUNTY COMMISSIONER VACANCY COMMITTEE

December 1, 2020, 7:00 pm

Eads Methodist Church

The Kiowa County Republican Party is hereby called to meet at the above place and time to make an appointment to fill a Republican vacancy in the office of Kiowa County Commissioner District 1.

Agenda

  • Call to order by Chairman Terry Laird
  • Pledge of Allegiance - Chair Laird
  • Invocation - Louis James

Appointment of Parliamentarian - Rules Committee Chair Louis James will read the rules for this meeting and serve as parliamentarian. 

  • Nomination speeches shall be limited to 3 minutes with no more than 2 seconding speeches of 1 minute each.
  • Candidate speeches shall be limited to no more than 5 minutes.
  • Nominations shall be made by a vacancy committee member. Seconds are not necessary and may include people other than committee members if desired.
  • All election of the vacancy committee shall be secret ballot if there is more than one candidate. Election shall be a majority vote of those members present and voting. Balloting shall be repeated until a majority vote for one candidate is reached, and no nominee shall be removed from any subsequent ballot unless such nominee voluntarily withdraws.

Appointment of Tellers - Nancy Walker and Dale Butler

Minutes Committee - Amy Schmidt and Marci Miller

Credentials Committee Report - Secretary Dawn James

  • 10 of the 11 members are present. Quorum is 6 members, so quorum is declared.

Nominations in order drawn prior to the meeting. Speeches by the candidates followed each of their nominations.

  • Nomination for Howard Votruba - self nominated
  • Nomination for Garold Deines - Amy Schmidt, second by Sharon Scott
  • Nomination for Mike Lening - Marci Miller
  • Nomination for Kevin Davis - Ken Flory
  • Nomination for David Walker - Raina Kliesen

After hearing no other nominations, a motion to close nominations was put forward by Flory, seconded by Votruba. Motion carried.

Voting was done by secret ballot with Michael Lening receiving the required 6 votes to constitute a majority.

Lening then addressed the committee, thanking them for their support and pledging to do his best to serve the county in this position.

Adjourn

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