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By David Martin

Commissioner applications due June 4


Anyone interested in filling the remainder of Don Van Matre’s Sweetwater County Commission term have until June 4 to apply.

In a press release from Teresa Richards, chairman of the Sweetwater County Republican Party, people interested in filling the term are asked to submit an application and show up to a special central committee meeting at the Outlaw Inn in Rock Springs, at 1630 Elk St., June 8 at 11 a.m. During this meeting, three people will be selected as candidates for the commissioners to choose from.

The commissioners will either appoint one of the candidates to fill the remainder of Van Matre’s term, which expires in 2020, or forward the names to a district court judge to decide if the commissions are unable to select a candidate.

Any resident of Sweetwater County who is a registered Republican can apply to the central committee.

The application can be found at the Sweetwater GOP’s website, A link to a PDF document containing the application can be found on the main page.

Questions asked on the application include if the resident is a registered Republican and how long they’ve been registered with the party, as well as how long the applicant has lived in the county and if they “substantially support the platform of the Wyoming Republican Party.”

Other questions include how the applicant has contributed to the Sweetwater Republican Party, why the applicant wants to be a county commissioner and what their priorities would be. It also asks if the applicant intends to run for office in 2020 if selected.

The Sweetwater GOP is asking candidates to write a letter requesting to be selected, a resume and other information the candidate wants to include for consideration. These materials are not to exceed four pages.

Applications should be mailed to Richards’ email address, or to Teresa Richards, chairman; Sweetwater County Republican Party; P.O. Box 533; Green River, WY, 82935.

Hand the physical applications through pre-arranged personal delivery is also an option.


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