ST. GEORGE — Adam Snow was selected to fill the vacancy on the Washington County Commission left in the wake of Commissioner Dean Cox’s death last week. The appointment was made following a special election Tuesday held in St. George by the Washington County Republican Party.
Snow, Southern Utah director at the U.S. House of Representatives, was chosen from 12 applicants who applied to fill the upcoming vacancy on the County Commission following Cox’s announcement he was stepping down due to personal and health reasons.
Cox’s last official day as a county commissioner was to be July 31. However, he died July 7 due to complications related to cancer.
As Cox’s resignation occurred before his second term on the commission ended, it was left to the leadership of the county’s Republican Party to appoint a replacement to fill the remainder of the term. Because of this, Snow and other applicants have been busy visiting members of the central committee and vying for their support.
Also joining Snow as one of the county’s newest public officials is Susan Lewis who was selected with 70% of the vote to replace Kim Hafen as the new Washington County Clerk/Auditor.
Hafen retired from the position earlier this summer. Lewis has been working in the county clerk’s office and was endorsed by Hafen.
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