Lander, Wy –
Three people so far have expressed an interest in filling the vacancy created by the death of state Representative Harry Tipton.
Tipton, who served 24 years in the House of Representatives, died March 11th of leukemia. He was 76.
Those who have stepped forward are Lander businessman John Birbari; former state Representative Dale Urbigkeit, who is a building contractor from Crowheart; and Joe Malek, a member of the Solid Waste District Board who lives near Fort Washakie.
Fremont County Republican leaders have scheduled a meeting for Monday to pick three finalists. The Fremont County Commission will choose a successor from that list.
The person chosen will serve out Tipton's term through the end of this year.