Sheriff Skip Hornecker

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Incumbent Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker will be serving a fourth term in office after beating his Republican competitor Mark Stone by a wide margin. This will be the first time Fremont County has seen a fourth-term sheriff for several decades. There were no Democratic challengers in the races.

Hornecker received 5,136 votes, 70.40 percent. And Stone earned 2.132 votes, equalling 29.23 percent. Current totals will be made official on Thursday.

While Hornecker said its his name on the ballot, the win was “an overwhelming vote of confidence” in his entire staff. ┬áHe said he felt strong going into today’s election, but did not expect to win by as much as he did. “This is pretty overwhelming,” he said.

“I think the voters in the county made it pretty clear they’re happy with what’s going on at the sheriff’s office,” Stone told County10, adding that he gives Hornecker a “tip of his hat.”

Stone said he appreciates the votes he did get. Ultimately, he said he respects Hornecker and has no major complaints about he has run things. Stone, who currently serves on the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education, filed yesterday to maintain that seat.