Field of 11 candidates to finish term of Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, to be narrowed

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SHERIDAN, Wyoming — Eleven people from Sheridan and Johnson counties have stepped forward to fill the Wyoming Senate seat vacated by the late Sen. John Schiffer.

Schiffer was a Republican from Kaycee. He died June 19.

Three of the candidates are from Sheridan County and the other eight are from Johnson County. A selection committee made up of Republican Party precinct committee members from both counties will narrow the list of candidates to three finalists.

The Sheridan Press reports ( ) the county commissions of both counties have scheduled a joint meeting Monday to decide who will fill the vacant seat.

The person chosen will complete Schiffer's term, which continues through 2016.

Information from: The Sheridan (Wyo.) Press,

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