Weitala chosen to succeed late husband on commissionCounty panel casts unanimous vote in Kim Weitala's favor
By: Ross Dolan, The Daily Republic
Kim Weitala will succeed her late husband David Weitala as Davison County’s District 1 county commissioner.
David Weitala died Jan. 17 from a heart attack after shoveling snow.
The county commissioners made the unanimous decision to appoint Kim Weitala Tuesday after interviewing her, as well as local businessman Bryan Dixon, for the open chair on the county board.
Auditor Susan Kiepke, at the commissioners’ direction, immediately called Weitala and notified her of the board’s decision.
“I told them I was honored and I accepted the position,” Weitala said.
“I look forward to working with the commission.”
Kim said after her husband’s death that she wanted to carry on her husband’s legacy of public service.
In the interview, she described herself as someone who is “grounded in what is right and fair.”
Weitala will take her seat as District 1 commissioner next Tuesday.