Interim Larimer County Commissioner Sworn Into Office
Sean Dougherty has been sworn in to fill the Larimer County Commissioner District I seat vacated by the late Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III. Gaiter lost a long battle with cancer at his home on September 18.
Dougherty was selected with a unanimous vote from the Larimer County Republican Party Vacancy Committee to fill the seat until the end of December, 2018.
The District I seat will then be filled for a four-year term by the November 2018 General Election winner for Larimer County Commissioner.
Dougherty has lived in Colorado for almost 30 years working as a Realtor and has served as a member of the Larimer County Planning Commission for eight years.
I'm honored to have been appointed to be the Interim Larimer County Commissioner, to complete the term of Lew Gaiter. While I have been a candidate to be elected to the position of Commissioner for nearly a year, I did not want to start like this. Lew was my mentor for the past 9 years, and a friend for nearly 20. He did so much to prepare me for my role as his successor, and I'm looking forward to doing everything I can to live up to his legacy while serving the citizens of Larimer County.