By Adam Poulisse
Posted Jan. 15, 2016 at 10:24 PM
BELVIDERE — The Boone County Republican Central Committee has unanimously recommended lifelong-resident Cory Lind to fill the vacant District 2 seat on the county board.
Paul Larson resigned at the start of the year. An official announcement by Chairman Bob Walberg is expected at the Jan. 20 board meeting.
Lind works as a safety manager in Boone County and is a graduate of Belvidere High School and Northern Illinois University. He served in the Army National Guard and was deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq, according to a news release.
He will appear on the ballot in the March 15 primary and, if elected, will serve a four-year term.
Larson's resignation comes on the heels of an announcement by Walberg in November that he will not seek re-election.