Fourth Democrat enters U.S. Senate race; Two file for Pavillion Town Council; A couple races still lack candidates

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Filings continue to roll in for local elections, however filings for seats in some of the county’s smaller municipalities remain inactive. See a complete list of filings below. Filing ends at the end of May 30.

U.S. Senator – Incumbent Republican Mike Enzi has filed for re-election. Four Democratic candidates have filed for election: William Bryk of Brooklyn, N.Y., Al Hamburg of Torrington, and Rex Wilde, of Cheyenne, and most recently, Charlie Hardy of Cheyenne.

U.S. Representative – Incumbent Republican Cynthia Lummis of Cheyenne has filed for re-election. Republican Jason Adam Senteney of Yoder also has filed for the seat.

Governor – Incumbent Republican Matt Mead has filed for re-election. Republican Taylor H. Haynes of Cheyenne is the only other candidate.

Secretary of State – Four Republican have filed for candidacy for this seat. They are: Ed Buchanan of Torrington, Pete Illoway of Cheyenne, Ed Murray of Cheyenne, and Clark Stith of Rock Springs.

State Auditor – Incumbent Republican Cynthia I. Cloud of Cody is the only person to file for the seat so far.

State Treasurer – Incumbent Republican Mark Gordon of Buffalo is the only filing so far.

Superintendent of Public Instruction – Republicans Jillian Balow of Cheyenne and Bill Winney of Bondurant have filed. Democrat Mike Ceballos of Cheyenne has also filed.

Wyoming Ninth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge in Riverton – Incumbent Wesley A. Roberts has filed for retention.

Wyoming Senate District 25 – Republican Incumbent Cale Case has filed. Allen Whiteman is the most recent Republican filing. Republicans Jennifer McCarty and Joe Malek have also filed. Democrat Sergio Maldonado Sr.  filed on Wednesday.

Wyoming House District 28 – Incumbent Republican Nathan Winters has filed for re-election.

Wyoming House District 33 – Two Republicans, Jim Allen of Lander and Daniel Cardenas of St. Stephen’s, have filed for this seat along with Democrats Wilfred J. Ferris III and Andrea Clifford of Riverton.

Wyoming House District 34 – Incumbent Republican Rita Campbell of Shoshoni has filed, as has Republican Pat L. Moore of Dubois.

Wyoming House District 54 – Incumbent Republican Lloyd Larsen has filed for re-election.

Wyoming House District 55 – Incumbent Republican David Miller has filed for re-election.

Fremont County

Fremont County Commissioner District 1 – Incumbent Democrat Keja Whiteman of Arapahoe has filed for re-election. Republican Valaira Whiteman of St. Stephen’s has also filed.

Fremont County Commissioner District 3 – Incumbent Republican Travis Becker has filed.

Fremont County Commissioner District 4 – No filings so far. (Independent incumbent Steff Kessler has announced her intention to seek re-election, but Independent candidates do not file for office until August.)

Fremont County Assessor – Incumbent Republican Tara Berg is the only filing.

Fremont County Attorney – Incumbent Republican H. Michael Bennett has filed for election after being appointed in 2013. Republican Patrick Lebrun has filed for the seat.

Fremont County Clerk – Incumbent Republican Julie Freese is the lone filing for this seat so far.

Fremont County Clerk of the District Court – Incumbent Republican Kristi Green remains the only filing for the seat at this time.

Fremont County Coroner – Two Republicans have filed for candidacy: Mark Stratmoen of Riverton and Dominick Weigel of Lander.

Fremont County Sheriff – Incumbent Republican Skip Hornecker has filed. He is being challenged by Republican Mark Stone of Riverton.

Fremont County Treasurer – Incumbent Republican H. Scott Harnsberger is the only filing so far.

City of Lander

Mayor – Del McOmie and Dan Hahn have filed for the seat.

Council Ward 1 – Incumbent Monte Richardson is the lone filing so far.

Council Ward 2 – Ed Patik has filed for candidacy in this ward.

Council Ward 3 – Incumbent Nancy Pieropan has filed for re-election.

City of Riverton

Mayor – John Larsen Baker and Richard P. Gard have filed for candidacy.

Council Ward 1 – Kyle Larson has filed for this seat. He was appointed in February 2014.

Council Ward 2 – Lee Martinez has filed for this seat.

Council Ward 3 (4-year term) – Michael Bailey has filed for this seat.

Council Ward 3 (2-year unexpired term) – Currently held by Martin Cannan, appointed in February 2014. He has filed for the seat.

Town of Dubois

Mayor – Twila Blakeman has filed for re-election.

Two council seats – Patricia Neveaux has filed.

Town of Hudson

Mayor – Mike Anderson has filed.

Two council seats – No filings.

Town of Pavillion

Mayor – No filings.

Two council seats – Bud Kisling and Richard Johnson have filed.

Town of Shoshoni

Mayor – Incumbent Scott Peters has filed for re-election. Vanessa K. Dickinson has also filed.

Two council seats – Lea M. Delay has filed for re-election, Linda Manz  and Bill Marcus have also filed.

2 Comments

  1. Jim Anderson

    When did it become legal for someone to run for a US Senate seat in Wyoming when they live in N.Y.?

  2. Jerry Kendall

    why would someone from N. Y. even want to be our senator. don't make sense

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