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Gilchrist appointed interim commissioner

Local likely first female on board

DAVENPORT - After the three finalists forced the current Lincoln County Commissioners to make what they called the toughest decision of their tenure, Jo Gilchrist was appointed to fill the recently-retired Mark Stedman's vacated District No. 1 county commissioner seat Monday, Jan. 23.

Gilchrist is believed to be the first female county commissioner in Lincoln County history.

"I'm honored to be the first woman to serve on Lincoln County's board of county commissioners," Gilchrist said. "I'm extremely proud to be joining a growing number of strong Republican women who are being elected to repres...


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