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Swanson to replace retiring Thorstad

Craig Swanson will be the new Stevens County Assessor as of Aug. 1.

Swanson is the county's deputy assessor/appraiser. He will replace Judy Thorstad will retire on Aug. 31. Thorstad has worked in the assessor's office for 40 years.

Swanson's annual salary will be $79,019.20 effective Aug. 1, said Janet Rague, Stevens County Human Resources Director. Swanson will also receive an additional 40 hours of vacation for only in 2018, Raguse said.

The Stevens County Board of Commissioners approved Swanson at the May 2 meeting.

The board also authorized Raguse to advertise for a contracted appraiser, appraiser or deputy assessor/appraiser to replace Swanson.