Douglas County Republican Committee Seeks Interim Sheriff


EAST WENATCHEE- Douglas County Republican Central Committee leaders will meet later this month to make their recommendation for an interim Sheriff to succeed Harvey Gjesdal.

Gjesdal has decided to retire at the end of this month which requires that an interim Sheriff be appointed to serve out the remainder of Gjesdal’s term.

Central Committee Chairman David Andrews is calling a formal meeting of the Douglas County Republican Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) to nominate candidates for the Sheriff vacancy.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest and resume to The meeting of the PCOs will be held at Bethel Baptist Church in East Wenatchee on Saturday June 23 at 8:30 AM.

In November voters will decide between the two formal candidates, Undersheriff, Kevin Morris and East Wenatchee Police Officer, Leon Leyde to be their next full-time Sheriff.