I’m Travis Becker and for the last 8 years I’ve served as a Fremont County Commissioner. On August 21st, I’d appreciate your vote, but allow me to share a little about who I am and how I’ve served the people of our community.
I have always wanted to be part of the solution to the many issues that we face. The best way to do so is to “get my hands dirty,” and I enjoy helping the people of Fremont County.
I was born and raised in Riverton. My wife, Eyvette, and I have raised our 2 children here. Our daughter, her husband, and our son are making this community their home as well.
We have owned The Print Shop for 11 years, and are currently looking at new opportunities in the manufacturing industry for some of our ideas. I have always been employed in the private sector and have taken the knowledge I’ve gained and applied it to find the solutions best suited for the many issues Fremont County has and will continue to face.
Prior to my tenure on the County Commission, I was always involved. I previously served on the Riverton City Council and served as the Chairman and Secretary of the Fremont County Republican Party. My experience in the private sector has served me well to ensure that we are doing what is in the best interest of the people of Fremont County.
I was able to secure funding for the Riverton Justice Center from the State of Wyoming to pay for ½ of the construction. I had oversight of the construction, and it was done on time and under budget. I am also the Chairman of the Capital Revolving Committee. This committee is charged with ensuring the proper purchases of equipment over $10,000, such as vehicles, motor graders, etc.
The County Commission, under my term as the Chairman the last 2 years, has been very stringent and prudent in regards to budgetary items.
We also start the budget process much earlier than before. All elected officials and department heads are part of the process so that we all know what is going on.
I believe it was unfortunate that the current Treasurer chose to close the Riverton office because he didn’t get what he wanted in the budget process. I have always and will continue to encourage that the Riverton office be reopened to serve the citizens, as that is why they have elected us in the first place.
One of the bigger issues we currently face is health care in Fremont County. While acknowledging that SageWest Health Care is a private entity, we must continue to encourage them to engage with the community, ensuring the best care that can be given to patients is being provided. I have already met privately with the corporation, as well as inviting them to the County Commission table to have quite frank discussions on the current health care situation in the County. I will continue to do so until a resolution is had.
I am also on the Fremont County Public Lands Initiative. The goal is to come to a management solution for the many Wilderness Study Areas in Fremont County and send this to our Congressional delegation for implementation. These are just a few of the many issues with which I am involved as a Commissioner.
I have served you the last 8 years to the best of my ability, knowing that every action I take is a direct reflection of what you expect of an elected official. I will continue to do so if re-elected.
I am and have always been accessible, either by phone or in person and would enjoy speaking with you. If you have questions or comments you’d like to share, please contact me at 307-851-0302 or [email protected]. You can also follow and message me on my Facebook Page.
Thank you for your vote in the Primary on August 21st.
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