Green River Star -

By David Martin

Rust elected as city's mayor

Wilson, Barney win council positions


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Pete Rust

Green River residents overwhelmingly supported Pete Rust's bid for mayor of Green River.

According to unofficial election results released from the Sweetwater County Clerk's Office, Rust took 2,597 votes to win the election. Votes for Rust accounted for nearly three-fourths of the vote taken in Green River. His opponent, current Councilman Mark Peterson, received 882 votes, while 22 voters cast write-in suggestions.

Rust said candidates who win primary elections typically gain votes in general elections, explaining the large surge in support between his August and November victories. Howeve...

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