RIVERTON — A Cheyenne attorney has been appointed to become the next county attorney for Fremont County.
The Riverton Ranger reports the county commission appointed criminal defense lawyer H. Michael Bennett on Tuesday to finish out the term of Brian Varn, who is resigning. Bennett will be sworn in March 1 for a term that runs through 2014.
County Republicans had nominated Bennett and Fremont County deputy attorney Patrick Lebrun to replace Varn.
Because Varn is a Republican, county Republicans were able to pick nominees to finish his term. Varn originally was named county attorney in 2009 after Ed Newell resigned.