Phil Lavoie applied for, but was not chosen, for an appointment to the city council in February. (Ernie Over photo)

(Riverton, Wyo.) –¬†Philip Lavoie of Riverton City Council Ward 1 earned 6 write-in votes during the primary election for the seat open there. Lavoie accepted the nomination and registered with the city early on Monday morning. He’ll face Kyle Larson, who earned 400 votes¬†in last Tuesday’s balloting.

Lavoie had sought nomination to the post when it was first vacated in January when both Eric Heiser and John “Lars” Baker resigned from the council, but he was not appointed in favor of Larson when the vacancies were filled on Feb. 4th.