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Familiar face rejoins the La Salle County Board

Posted by wlpo on January 9, 2015

Despite opposition from his own party, Republican Jerry Myers is back on the La Salle County Board representing Streator.

The board Thursday picked Myers to fill the remaining two years of Mike Sheridan’s term. Sheridan resigned from the board because of health issues.

Four Republican board members voted against Myers’ appointment. Board member Randy Freeman says its nothing against Myers, he just thinks the process is “tainted”. The chairman of the Republican Party in La Salle County Don Jensen had other choices but Chairman Jerry Hicks used his position to suggest an appointee.

Fellow Republican Russell Boe defended his vote for Myers saying he’s a solid Republican and brings quality and experience. Myers told Boe and the others he missed being on the board.

Myers is a former state trooper who has already spent ten years on the county board.

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