By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder
Three top officials who’ve been in positions that allowed them to become well-acquainted with Pinal County over the last six years are in the running to be the next county manager.
The Board of Supervisors interviewed candidates behind closed doors June 5 and agreed on a list of three finalists for the job: Louis M. Andersen, Pinal’s public works director; Christopher Keller, chief civil deputy in the Pinal County Attorney’s Office; and Leo Lew, assistant county manager.
The supervisors are expected to conduct further interviews and select one as the new manager before current County Manager Greg Stanley retires in October. Two months ago, after Stanley announced his retirement, the supervisors said they would begin looking for his replacement within the county’s existing ranks.