Wayne County Will Appeal Ruling on Sheriff

Wayne County Will Appeal Ruling on Sheriff

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Wayne County commissioners will appeal a judge's ruling that Sheriff Don Torgerson should remain in office despite being outpolled by a write-in candidate in November's election.

With County Attorney Marvin Bagley indisposed by a recent heart attack, the commission met behind closed doors Monday and sought outside legal advice. That is according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

After the meeting, Commission Chairman Clenn Okerland said an appeal of Judge Lyle Anderson's ruling would be forthcoming.

He said, "The issue is simple: Do the residents of Wayne County have the right to vote? And if they do, why don't their votes count."

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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