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City council chooses Larson, Cannan for vacant seats

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff

The Riverton City Council has selected two new candidates for the seats that were vacated in December.

Kyle Larson will represent Ward 1, and Martin Cannan will serve Ward 3.

The positions were opened after resignations from Eric Heiser and Lars Baker were received in December. Baker resubmitted his interest, as he said he planned to do so, after a required 30-day separation from the council was completed for a technical reason tied into his retirement from the Fremont County Weed and Pest District.

After the council officially announced the vacancies at the first regular meeting of the year, Baker entered his letter to serve Ward 3.

Cannan moved to Riverton in 2003 after retiring as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force. He served for 27 years. He now works a part-time security job and expressed optimism in the growth of Riverton.

Larson moved into Riverton in 1985 and to Ward 1 in 2001, where he developed the area known as the Woodridge Estates. He was in charge of the shipment, manufacturing and production of sulfuric acid while being employed by Kennecott Copper in Utah. Afterward, he accepted a plant manager position with Koch Industries in Riverton in 1985. He is now a mortgage broker in downtown Riverton.

In his letter of interest, Larson said he would like to "help with the direction" Riverton is going and "be a part of the citizens who have input into that direction."

Look for a more coverage in Wednesday's Ranger.

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