Republicans Choose Candidates for County Sheriff

The three whose names will be submitted to county commissioners; from left, Carl Clements, Travis Koltiska and Allen Thompson. (Photo by Pat Blair)
The three whose names will be submitted to county commissioners; from left, Carl Clements, Travis Koltiska and Allen Thompson. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The names of Carl Clements, Travis Koltiska and Allen Thompson have been submitted to Sheridan County commissioners as candidates for Sheridan County sheriff.

Those three were selected by county Republican precinct committee people from a field of four during a meeting of more than two hours at the Sheridan Inn Sunday afternoon. The fourth applicant for the sheriff's office was Bruce Edwards.

County Republican Chairman Ryan Mulholland sent an email to commissioners with the names of the three chosen candidates following Sunday's meeting. He said he also will hand-deliver a letter to commissioners today.

Commissioners now have five days to choose one of the three to succeed Sheriff Dave Hofmeier, who's retiring at the end of June. Mulholland introduced the four in alphabetical order, starting with Clements.

Of Koltiska, he said,

Following Koltiska, he introduced Thompson.

Edwards is currently Sheridan County emergency management coordinator. Mulholland said he also has had experience as a peace officer and deputy sheriff, has served as a municipal administrator, rural planner and served with the U.S. attorney's office in Cheyenne.

Thirty-seven votes were cast in Sunday's balloting.

View more photos below.

All four candidates at start of meeting; from left, Clements, Bruce Edwards, Koltiska and Thompson.
All four candidates at start of meeting; from left, Clements, Bruce Edwards, Koltiska and Thompson.
Precinct committee people sat at tables, while a small audience occupied seats in back of room. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Precinct committee people sat at tables, while a small audience occupied seats in back of room. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan County Republican Chairman Ryan Mulholland. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan County Republican Chairman Ryan Mulholland. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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