Freeholders consider a successor for Ogden

first_imgThe death of Val Ogden, a former legislator and Democratic activist, left a hole on the Clark County Board of Freeholders that its members plan to fill Tuesday.And they may not have to look too far. Front of the line is Dan Ogden, Val’s husband of roughly 70 years, who was also heavily involved in politics.Dan Ogden attended every meeting his wife was at before she became too sick to show up, said Nan Henriksen, chairwoman of the freeholder board. The freeholders make up a 15-member group tasked with writing a new county charter, with the goal of putting it to voters later this year.“I think it’s fitting that Dan be allowed to fill out Val’s seat,” Henriksen said. “She believed so much in the passage of this charter.”Dan Ogden’s nomination for the seat would fulfill a loose requirement that the appointee live in the same district, in this case, District 3. The board will also accept nominations for other people who live inside District 3.last_img read more