SHERIDAN — Current Sheridan City Council member Richard Bridger announced his intent to campaign in the 2020 mayoral race Monday.

In a written statement delivered to The Sheridan Press, Bridger said, “At a time when civic leadership has never mattered more, I am announcing my bid to become the next mayor of the city of Sheridan.”


Bridger noted in the statement that serving as a city councilor has been a privilege, as has his time serving on the Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees, Wyoming Recreation and Parks Association, Sheridan Travel and Tourism board and the North Main Association.

“I believe wholeheartedly that Sheridan is the finest city in Wyoming, and the best place in America to live, work and to raise a family,” Bridger said in his statement. “As mayor, I will work for each and every one of my neighbors to ensure that Sheridan continues to thrive, continues to embody the spirit of American West and continues to be a place we can all be proud of.”

Bridger is a graduate of Sheridan High School, Sheridan College and the University of Wyoming. He’s been married to Pam Bridger for 30 years and has one daughter who attends Sheridan College. He has worked as the Sheridan Recreation District’s business manager for 24 years.

In his written statement, Bridger said he believes in fiscal responsibility, solid infrastructure, economic development, open government, excellent education, supporting seniors, affordable housing, public safety and local air service.