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Washington Co. Republican Committee To Meet

A meeting of the Washington County Republican Central Committee is planned Thursday evening, October 11th at 7 p.m. in the FNB Meeting room in Washington to consider and select a replacement candidate for the unexpired term of Third District Commissioner Gary Oulette, who has submitted his resignation effective end of October. He and his wife have purchased a winter home out of state.

Precinct committee members will make a recommendation to the governor for approval. Interested individuals must be registered as republican, and reside in the third district, which comprises the western portion of the county, and should attend the selection meeting Thursday. Oulette’s term runs through January 2021.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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