WALLA WALLA, Washington – The Walla Walla County Republican Central Committee has presented three names to the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners as part of the ongoing process to choose a replacement for Commissioner Jim Duncan who died unexpectedly on Dec. 27 at the age of 49. After hearing from the 11 candidates during a meeting at the Walla Walla Regional Airport Monday night selected the following three candidates:
Gregory Tompkins of College Place. For the past 34 years, he’s been the owner/manager of Tompkins Appliance Service LLC and Integrity Laundry Solutions. He’s also a former commissioner having represented District No. 3 from January 2003 to December 2014. Tompkins stepped down in 2014 and was replaced by Duncan.
Wendi Kregger of Touchet. Currently, she is president of the Walla Walla Sheriff’s Foundation in Walla Walla and vice president and secretary of Kregger Family Farms in Touchet. She is also the co-vice president of DeSales Home and School in Walla Walla.
David Maiden of Burbank. Currently, he is the Walla Walla County Noxious Weed Control Board coordinator. Prior to that he spent a year managing the TRAC Center in Pasco and has more than 35 years in the agriculture industry.
Next in the selection process, the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners will hold its own interviews on February 4 and will make the final decision on that day.