Former Campbell Co Commissioner Chris Knapp Named To Wyo Legislature

       The Campbell County Commissioners have unanimously picked former commissioner Chris Knapp to fill the Wyoming State House District 53 seat left vacant by the death earlier this month from COVID-19 of Republican Representative Roy Edwards of Gillette.

       Edwards died the day before winning reelection to the Legislature, and Knapp will finish out the last 6 weeks of the current term and the new 2-year term that begins in January. 

        In Wyoming, the person filling a vacant seat must be from the same party with local party leaders picking a group of finalists and the county commissioners in the legislative district making the appointment from that group.

     Knapp, who served 3 terms as a county commissioner from 2001-2012, was one of 3 finalists sent to the current board and interviewed in a special meeting on Monday.