Lake County Board mourns loss of Commissioner Pete Walsh
Pete Walsh (center, black shirt). Submitted photo

Lake County Board mourns loss of Commissioner Pete Walsh

Lake County Commissioner Pete Walsh will be remembered as someone who took particular pride in the Finland area and in serving as a search and rescue volunteer, according to Lake County officials.

Walsh passed away from health-related complications on Thursday, Jan. 19. The Lake County Board of Commissioners honored Walsh with stories and memories shared during their meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24. Among those present during the meeting were members of Walsh’s family,  according to Lake County Administrator Matt Huddleston.

“(Commissioner Walsh) was always happy. He was always positive,” Huddleston told WTIP during a recent interview. “And that was one of the things I’ll always remember about him.”

Walsh served as a Lake County Commissioner for the past decade. He was first elected in 2012. He has served on the county board ever since, including winning reelection in 2022. Lake County will hold a special election to fill the seat that became vacated following Walsh’s passing.

To hear the full interview with Huddleston and to learn more about Walsh, listen to the audio below.