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3 men seek to replace retiring county treasurer

Three men have submitted applications to replace Utah County treasurer Leonard Ellis, who is retiring.

Hans Verlan Andersen of Orem along with Bryan Thompson and Mel Hudman, both of Spanish Fork, met the June 10 deadline for filing applications for the job.Stan Lockhart, Utah County Republican Party chairman, said the Utah County Central Republican Committee is required to select three candidates to submit to the County Commission for appointment.

The committee was to meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the county administration building to review the applications and make its recommendation.

The commission has 45 days to appoint a new treasurer once the names reach them, he said.

Ellis announced his retirement twice, once prior to the tax season and again just recently, after 12 years of public service. He said he wants to pursue personal interests.