Filing period ends; some candidates to face primary challengers

SHERIDAN — The filing date for open partisan and non-partisan offices in city, county and state government has closed, and the 2014 election season will now kick into high gear.

The primary election will be held Aug. 19, and the general election will be held Nov. 4.

Anyone who needs to register to vote may do so from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Election Office on the second floor of the county courthouse, located at 224 S. Main St.

Residents of Dayton, Ranchester and Clearmont should register with their respective town clerk, during regular business hours. Dayton Town Hall is located at 608 Broadway St. in Dayton. Ranchester Town Hall is located at 145 Coffeen St. in Ranchester. Clearmont Town Hall is located at 1605 Pennsylvania Ave.

A current valid photo identification is required to register. The last day to register is Aug. 4 for the primary and Oct. 20 for the general election. It is also possible to register at polling places on the day of the election.

The following is a list of local residents who have filed for open seats in city, county and state government.

 

Those who have filed for local partisan offices up for election include:

• County assessor, one position open, four-year term: County Assessor Paul Fall, Republican

• County attorney, one position open, four-year term: County Attorney Matthew Redle, Republican

• County Clerk and Recorder, one position open, four-year term: County Clerk Eda Schunk Thompson, Republican

• Clerk of District Court, one position open, four-year term: Clerk of District Court Nickie Arney, Republican

• County Commissioner, three positions open, four-year term: Commissioner Steve Maier, Republican; Commissioner Bob Rolston, Republican; Commissioner Terry Cram, Republican; Dennis Fox, Republican

• County Coroner, one position open, four-year term: County Coroner PJ Kane, Republican

• County Sheriff, one position open, four-year term: County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier, Republican

• County Treasurer, one position open, four-year term: County Treasurer Peter Carroll, Republican; Scott Hininger, Republican

 

Those who have filed for local non-partisan offices up for election include:

• Sheridan Councilmember, three open positions, four-year term: Councilman Jesus Rios, Councilman Alex Lee, Councilman John Heath, City Planning Commissioner Kelly Gooch

• Sheridan Councilmember, one position open, two-year unexpired term: Councilman Robert Lloyd Webster, City Planning Commissioner Thayer Shafer, Mona Hansen

• Dayton Mayor, one position open, four-year term: Councilman Norm Anderson, Councilman Robert Alley, Councilman Dennis Wagner

• Dayton Councilmember, two positions open, four-year term: Chris Smith, Jeremy Smith, Craig Reichert, Clifford Reed, Eric Lofgren

• Ranchester Mayor, one position open, four-year term: Councilman Peter Clark

• Ranchester Councilmember, two positions open, four-year term: Councilman Dennis Dunn, Erin Carbert

• Ranchester Councilmember, one position open, two-year unexpired term: open

 

Those who have filed to represent Sheridan County in the Wyoming Legislature include:

• Senate District 21, one position open, four-year term: Sen. Bruce Burns, R-Sheridan

• House District 29, one position open, two-year term: Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan; Ryan Mulholland, Sheridan, Republican

• House District 30, one position open, two-year term: Rep. Kathy Coleman, R-Sheridan; Mark Jennings, Sheridan, Republican

• House District 40, one position open, two-year term: Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo; Jenny Wuerker, Buffalo, Republican

• House District 51, one position open, two-year term: Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn

 

About

Hannah Wiest is the government and outdoors reporter for The Sheridan Press. She has lived in Colorado and Montana but loves her sunny home state of Wyoming best. She joined The Press staff in February 2013.

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