(Lander, Wyo.) – Fremont County voted in step with the rest of the state in nominating national and statewide candidates for the November General Election, on both the Republican and Democratic tickets, with one exception.
County GOP voters cast their lots with Senator John Barrasso, Congressman Liz Cheney, Mark Gordon for Governor, and Kristi Racines for State Auditor. The only race where county voters chose a different candidate was in the race for State Treasurer. Local voters preferred Leland Christensen, but statewide the nod went to Curt Meier. Edward Buchanan, the incumbent, was unopposed for Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, also an incumbent, did not have an opponent.
On the Democratic side, local voters went for Greg Hunter for U.S. Representative and Mary Throne for Governor, as did the rest of the state. Running unopposed was Gary Trauner for U.S. Senate, James W. Byrd for Secretary of State,and Jeff Dockter for State Auditor. Democrats did not field candidates for State Treasurer or Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Here’s how the county and state voted for the candidates:
Fremont Co. Wyoming
John Barrasso (R) 5,420 56,462
Dave Dodson, (R) 2,241 24,295
Gary Trauner (D) 1,396 13,251
Liz Cheney (R) 5,364 56,520
Rod Miller (R) 1,473 16,677
Greg Hunter (D) 814 7,818
Travis Helm (D) 566 4,869
Mark Gordon (R) 2,660 28,507
Foster Friess (R) 2,038 23,250
Harriet Hageman 1,851 18,897
Mary Throne (D) 1,001 9,502
Kenneth Casner (D) 280 911
Kristi Racines (R) 4,796 44,912
Nathan Winters (R) 2,483 30,461
Leland Christensen (R) 3,566 35,376
Curt Meier (R) 3,467 38,740