With the resignation of McPherson County Attorney David Page effective June 26, the McPherson County Republican Party has begun the process of finding his replacement.
According to county Republican chairman David Bohnenblust, officers met on Monday to discuss the state statutes and procedures that they need to follow to name a replacement county attorney to fill out the rest of Page's term, which is up for re-election in 2016.
The county GOP has 21 days from when Page submits his resignation to the governor to name a replacement. The McPherson County elected Republican precinct people will elect his replacement from a slate that party leadership will develop. That is 60 elected precinct people in total.
According to Bohnenblust, the public is welcome to attend a convention to elect the new county attorney, which will be held in the coming weeks, but the vote will only be open to elected Republican precinct or ward men and women.
A date for that convention has yet to be set.
Page told McPherson News and Information that he has accepted a job as Federal Administrative Law Judge for the United States Social Security Administration in Wichita.