Former Deputy County Attorney Pat LeBrun exhalts when he learned he had defeated Michael Bennett in the race for Fremont County Attorney.

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The hotly contested Fremont County Attorney race has ended with former County Deputy Attorney Pat LeBrun winning by a wide margin. Both are Republican candidates; no Democrats filed for the seat.

LeBrun won with 65.34 percent of the vote, totaling 4,568 votes. Appointed Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett received 34.57 percent with a total of 2,417 votes.

Reached at his campaign party in Riverton, LeBrun was obviously happy. “I get to go home,” he said, referring to the county attorney’s office. “I get to go home, that’s the best way to describe it. I could not have done it without all the help and support of my volunteers.”

“The people have spoken and I appreciate those that voted for me,” Bennett said in a brief statement. “I wish Mr. LeBrun the best.”