ALBANY, Ore. – Following the recent death of longtime Linn County commissioner John Lindsey, the board has selected someone to fill the vacant seat.
Former commissioner Will Tucker will be returning after a short hiatus to fill the seat for the two years remaining of Lindsey’s term. He did not run for reelection in November due to concern about a family member’s health.
Tucker was selected from a list of five finalists that were vetted by the Linn County Republican Party.
“I am proud and honored to be selected,” Tucker said. “It is bittersweet to replace John, but it is something I love doing and I’m excited about doing more of it.”
He is expected to take the oath of office on Wednesday.
Lindsey died of cancer on March 9.