The Boise County Commissioners opted to wait until after the May primary to make appointments for two key positions: sheriff and prosecutor.
On Tuesday, voters overwhelming supported Ross Pittman for prosecutor, and Jim Kaczmarek for sheriff.
County commissioners on Wednesday appointed and swore in Pittman as prosecutor, and Kaczmarek as sheriff, County Commission Chairman Alan Ward said.
Pittman and Kaczmarek will serve through the end of this year, finishing terms vacated by Ben Roeber and Jolene Maloney. Roeber left the sheriff’s office in April for a job with the state, and Maloney stepped down after being charged with felony DUI.
Pittman, 33, who lives in Boise, was hired as a deputy prosecutor in the Boise County Prosecutor’s Office last July.
Kaczmarek, 40, lives in the Robie Creek area. He’s been with the Boise County Sheriff’s Office about 12 years.
The vote tallies for the prosecutor’s race: Ross Pittman, (724); Jolene Maloney (398); Aaron Tribble (80).
The tally for the sheriff’s race: Jim Kaczmarek (1,197); Jon Cooper (120); Ben Roeber (85); Daniel Lenz (53); and Alan Hart (40).
The Boise County Republican Central Committee’s top recommendation for prosecutor was Eagle attorney Aaron Tribble. Kaczmarek was their top choice for sheriff.