Attorney resigns

Alexis Barker

Alexis Barker

NLJ News Editor


Former Weston County Attorney Alex Berger’s resignation was official July 31 after a resignation letter dated July 20 was accepted by the Board of Weston County Commissioners. 

“It has been the honor of my life serving the people of Weston County in this capacity. I sincerely hope and believe that I have left this office better than when I assumed it,” Berger said in the letter. “The current attorneys and staff of the office will keep on making sure the people of Weston County are safe and your board (the Board of Weston County Commissioners) is well represented.” 

Filling the vacant position is done through several steps, according to Wyoming statute. First the “board of county commissioners must inform the chairman of the county central committee of the political party which the last incumbent represented at the time of his election” of the vacancy.

In this situation, that is the Weston County Republic Party, chaired by Kari Drost. 

Upon notification, Drost has 15 days to call a meeting of the county central committee who will select three candidates and forward those individuals names to the Board of Weston County Commissioners. Then, the board will have five days to choose one of the three candidates to fill the vacant county attorney’s seat. 

According to Drost, the Weston County Republican Party Central Committee meeting is scheduled for Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. in the conference room at Pinnacle Bank. 

“The Weston County Republican Party intends to be fully transparent in this process, so the candidate selection meeting will be open to the public,” Drost said. “Per statute, only precinct committee members are allowed to vote, but the candidate interviews will be open to all members of the community.”


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