WHAT IS A: STATE SENATOR

The Wyoming Senate is the higher chamber of the Wyoming State Legislature. Alongside the Wyoming State House of Representatives, it forms the legislative branch of the Wyoming state government and works alongside the Governor to create laws and establish a state budget.

 

Wyoming state senators are responsible for representing the constituents of their district in the state senate. For this purpose, the state senator and their staff might poll constituents about their opinions and read the emails and letters expressing their opinions that constituents write and send to the state senator. This feedback from voters should help formulate their priorities, gives them ideas for legislation to propose in the state senate, and influences how they should vote on others’ proposed legislation. State senators are also expected to not just listen to their constituents, but also to attend to, inform, and help constituents.

 

Legislative authority and responsibilities of Wyoming state senators include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.

There are 30 state senators (one from each district) in Wyoming. Wyoming state senators serve 4-year terms, and there are no term limits for this office.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

SENATE DISTRICT: 9

cCHRIS ROFTHUSS

CHRIS ROTHFUSS

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-399-3556

  • Chris Rothfuss Senate Distr.9 FB
  • Chris Rothfuss State Senate 9 TWTR

SENATE DISTRICT: 11

 

LARRY HICKS

REPUBLICAN PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-383-7192

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

CALL: 307-634-9426

WHAT IS A: STATE REPRESENTATIVE

The Wyoming House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Wyoming State Legislature. Alongside the Wyoming State Senate, it forms the legislative branch of the Wyoming state government and works alongside the Governor to create laws and establish a state budget. 

State representatives introduce and vote on bills that represent the interests of their constituents (people who live in their voting district). They create new laws, modify or update old laws and serve on research committees within the legislative branch. These representatives uphold the Wyoming State Constitution, and vote on changes to the Constitution when amendments are needed. They may address issues such as education, transportation, commerce, state taxes and any other items that are a concern to local residents. Representatives may also assist constituents with personal legal issues such as immigration or justice problems.

Legislative authority and responsibilities of Wyoming House Representatives include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes. There are 60 state house districts in Wyoming. Wyoming State Representatives serve two-year terms. There are no term limits for this office. 
 

There are 60 state representatives (one from each district) in Wyoming. Wyoming State Representatives serve 2-year terms, and there are no term limits for this office.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

LEE ANN STEPHENSON

HOUSE DISTRICT 13

CATHY CONNOLLY

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-399-0482

HOUSE DISTRICT 14

DAN FURPHY

REPUBLICAN PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-760-0148

LORRAINE SAULINO-KLEIN

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

CALL: 307-742-5107

HOUSE DISTRICT 45

CHARLES PELKEY

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-920-0542

ROXIE JACKSON HENSLEY

REPUBLICAN PARTY

CALL: 307-742-0216

  • Roxy Jackson for HD45 FB

HOUSE DISTRICT 46

BILL HALEY

REPUBLICAN PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-745-0450

JACKIE GRIMES

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

CALL: 307-460-3641

HOUSE DISTRICT 47

JERRY PAXTON

REPUBLICAN PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-327-5373

ALBANY COUNTY

ALL COUNTY OFFICES' JURISDICTIONS ARE ALBANY COUNTY

WHAT IS A: COUNTY COMMISSIONER

A county commission form of government, where a body of elected commissioners serves both the executive and the legislative duties, meaning they enact local ordinances and administer them. The commissioners run the courthouse, set the budget, and through the County Road and Bridge Department are responsible for construction and maintenance of county roads. County commissioners have an important role in all aspects of homeland security emergencies and disasters regardless of whether the cause is natural, manmade or terrorism-related. They also cooperate with federal agencies when federal land is located in the county. 

In Albany County, the commission consists of three officials. County Commissioners serve 4-year terms, and there are no term limits for this office.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

VOTE FOR UP TO TWO (2)

 

TIM CHESTNUT

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-760-5171

PETE GOSAR

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

CALL: 307-634-9426

  • Pete Gosar for Albany County Faceboo

HEBER RICHARDSON

REPUBLICAN PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-760-0448

JERRY M. KENNEDY

REPUBLICAN PARTY

CALL: 307-322-2345

JERRY M. KENNEDY

WHAT IS A: COUNTY CORONER

The County Coroner is an elected official who is responsible for the investigation of deaths occurring within the county, as required by law. Specifically, coroners are charged with identifying the cause and mode of death in any case not clearly resulting from natural causes.

The County Coroner has a 4-year term. There are no term limits for this office.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

 

JENNIFER GRAHAM

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

WHAT IS A: COUNTY ATTORNEY

The County Attorney has the jurisdiction, responsibilities, and duties of both the district attorney and of the county attorney. They fulfill a civil and criminal role for the county as a lead prosecutor. The County Attorney’s duties are to advise the elected officials, department heads, and various boards appointed by the Commissioners on civil matters involved in the day to day operations of county government.  

 

The County Attorney has a 4-year term. There are no term limits for this office.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

 

PEGGY TRENT

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

  • Peggy Trent for Albany County Attorn
  • Peggy Trent for County Attor
  • Peggy Trent for Albany Co

CALL: 307-399-7216

TONY S. LOPEZ

REPUBLICAN PARTY

(PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 9, 2018)

WHAT IS A: COUNTY SHERIFF

The County Sherrif oversees the law enforcement of the county as well as the University of Wyoming. They are responsible for managing local county jails and detention centers, maintaining public safety, and securing local government buildings.

 

The County Sheriff has a 4-year term. There are no limits for this office.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

 

DAVE O'MALLEY

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-755-0705

  • Dave O'Malley for Albany County Sher

TIM HALE

REPUBLICAN  PARTY

CALL: 307-742-6288

WHAT IS A: COUNTY CLERK

The County Clerk is responsible for filing vital records, or important documents related to the county's population, including birth, death and marriage certificates. The clerk's office files and processes residents' property deeds and auto titles, and maintains records of all governing body transactions including resolutions and ordinances. Another major duty of the clerk’s office is that of receiving all nominations and petitions for elections. They are responsible for preparing ballots, procuring and maintaining voting machines and recruiting and training poll workers and the conduct of all elections.

The County Clerk has a 4-year term. There are no term limits for this office.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

 

WHAT IS A: COUNTY TREASURER

The County Treasurer is responsible for collecting taxes for property and vehicles, as well as the issuing of vehicle licenses. Once tax funds are received, the treasurer will disburse that money among the various local agencies that need it. During each fiscal year, the treasurer also helps allocate the county budget and decide how money will be spent. If there's a surplus in the subsequent year, the treasurer might come up with ways to invest it. If there's a shortage, the treasurer might recommend levies or other measures to raise more funds. 

The County Treasurer has a 4-year term.  This office has no term limits.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

JACKIE R. GONZALES

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-745-5600

 

TRACY FLETCHER

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

CALL: 307-745-3052

MICHAEL J. PEARCE

REPUBLICAN PARTY

CALL: 307-460-3682

WHAT IS A: COUNTY ASSESSOR

The County Assessor is responsible for determining the amount of property taxes a property owner will pay on an annual basis. To do this, they analyze the characteristics and conditions of different properties and review property sales and price trends. County assessors are responsible for reporting taxable values to the public and to government officials, in addition to defending the property values they've determined. 

 

The County Assessor has a 4-year term. This office has no term limits.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

 

GRANT C. SHOWACRE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-742-7008

WHAT IS A: CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT

The Clerk of the District Court is the official record keeper for all court actions going before the District Court Judge. This office takes in and disburses all court ordered fines, fees, and bonds, as well as child support payments. They also process legal documents, schedule cases and hearings, audit files for accuracy and ensure consistent records are kept at all times.

 

The Clerk of the District Court has a 4-year term. This office has no term limits.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

 

JANICE SEXTON

REPUBLICAN PARTY

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-399-1269

WHAT IS A: CITY COUNCILWOMAN

The Laramie City Council is comprised of nine members elected on a non-partisan basis, which include the mayor and vice mayor. Three Council persons are elected from each of the three wards established within the City and serve staggered four-year terms. The council as a whole is a policy-making board and as such it is not the duty of the council to administer the day-to-day operations of the City. The City Council serves as the City's legislative body, having responsibility including enacting ordinances, approving City growth and development, establishing rules and regulations, and appropriating funds to conduct City business. All City Council members, including those serving as mayor and vice mayor, have equal votes. No council member has more power than any other council member. In the city of Laramie consists of 3 wards, each ward has 3 representative councilmen.

Members of City Council serve 4 year terms and there are no term limits for this office.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

 

WARD 1 (2-YEAR TERM)

BRIAN HARRINGTON

NONPARTISAN

CALL: 307-272-9903

VICTOR BERSHINSKY

NONPARTISAN

CALL: 307-760-5463

  • Victor Bershinsky for ward 1 laramie

WARD 1

ANDI SUMMERVILLE

NONPARTISAN

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-399-0963

  • Andi Summerville for city council

JESSICA STADLER

NONPARTISAN

CALL: 307-460-1493

  • Jessica Stadler for ward 1 laramie

WARD 2

PAUL WEAVER

NONPARTISAN

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-742-2741

WARD 3

VOTE FOR UP TO TWO (2)

BRYAN SHUSTER

NONPARTISAN

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-745-8828

CHRISTINA MAKI

NONPARTISAN

  • Christine Maki for  laramie city co

KARL McCRACKEN

NONPARTISAN

CALL: 307-760-3116

ERIN O'DOHERTY

NONPARTISAN

CALL: 307-399-1309

WHAT IS A: SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 TRUSTEE

School board trustees are locally elected public officials entrusted with governing the community's public schools. The role of the school board is to ensure that school districts are responsive to the values, beliefs and priorities of their communities. The nine members of Albany County School District #1 (ACSD) Board of Trustees act as the general agents of the State in carrying out the will of the people pertaining to the public schools in ACSD #1. 

A school district trustee has a 4-year term. This office has no term limits.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

 

 

AREA A

(VOTE FOR UP TO THREE)

JASON TANGEMAN

NONPARTISAN

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-742-7970

NATHAN MARTIN

NONPARTISAN

CALL: 307-703-0198

BETH BEAR

NONPARTISAN

CALL: 307-399-6553

JASON SATKUNAM

NONPARTISAN

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-349-9824

JANICE MARHSALL

NONPARTISAN

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-742-7202

 

AREA B

 

AT-LARGE

LAWRENCE PAREA

NONPARTISAN

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-399-7145

ROBERT MOBLEY

NONPARTISAN

WHAT IS A: FIRE DISTRICT No.1 DIRECTOR 

The Chair of the Albany County Fire District #1 presides at all meetings of the Board and supervises and directs all affairs of Fire District #1. They also supervise administrative personnel legal counsel, contractors or consultants to the Board.

 

A trustee has a 4-year term. This office has no term limits.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

ART SIGEL

NONPARTISAN

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-399-3400

JAMES LEE

NONPARTISAN

 

WHAT IS A: HOSPITAL DISTRICT TRUSTEE  

The Albany County hospi­tal district is made up of seven elected board members. These members own the Hospi­tal and over­see the board of directors. They meet with the board of directors bi-annually to assess the current standing of the hospital. 

A trustee has a 4-year term. This office has no term limits.

2018 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES:

(VOTE FOR UP TO TWO)

 

TERRY P. ROARK

NONPARTISAN

(INCUMBENT)

CALL: 307-742-9328

JAMES MARTINCHICK

NONPARTISAN

ROBERT SHINE

NONPARTISAN

CALL: 307-760-0416

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