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By DAVID MARTIN
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Candidate filing period continues

 


A few more candidates have filed for election in the upcoming Primary Election in August.

So far, a race has developed for the Green River City Council Ward I seat. Councilman Tom Murphy has filed for re-election and faces challenger Sherry Bushman. If the two remain the only candidates for the position, both will move on to the General Election in November regardless of the results. Should one or more people file for candidacy in the ward, the two candidates with the most votes will move on to the November election.

Robert Berg, the current councilman representing Ward III, has also filed for re-election. He is currently unopposed in that re-election bid.

As of press time, there are still three Republicans seeking election to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners. Incumbent Lauren Schoenfeld, along with Mary Thoman and Mark Peterson have filed for election.

Two seats on the county commissioners’ board are up for election this year, which will result in only two Republicans moving forward after the Primary Election.

Only Republicans have shown interest in the county commissioners thus far, with the candidates seeking election only coming from the GOP.

Outside of Green River and the county commissioner elections, only one other person has filed for election in Rock Springs.

Larry Hickerson has filed to seek election for Rock Springs City Council in Ward III. Hickerson is unopposed in that election bid.

In election bids for state and national office, eight Republicans and five Democrats are seeking election to the U.S. Senate. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) announced his intent to retire from the position and will not seek re-election. For the Republicans, Cynthia Lummis, Bryan Miller, John Holtz, Josh Wheeler, Michael Kemler, R. Mark Armstrong, Robert Short and Star Roselli have filed for election.

Of that group, Roselli is the only candidate with a non-Wyoming address on their filing, having a mailing address in Scottsdale, Ariz., listed. Democrats running for the position are James Kirk DeBrine, Kenneth R. Caster and Merav Ben David.

For the state’s single U.S. House of Representatives position, incumbent Republican Liz Cheney is facing a primary challenge from Blake Stanley. Two Democrats have also filed in that race, Carl Beach and Carol “Kitty” Hafner. Hafner’s mailing address is listed in Box Elder, S.D.

In the Wyoming Legislature, Democrat Liisa Anselmi-Dalton is seeking re-election for her Senate District 12 seat. She is currently unopposed.

Democrat Stan Blake has also filed for re-election to his House District 39 seat and is also unopposed in his re-election bid.

Republican Clark Stith is seeking re-election to his House District 48 seat and is unopposed. In House District 60, Mark Baker and Ted Barney have filed for election as Republicans.

The incumbent representative, Democrat John Freeman, announced he would not seek re-election.

 

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