2018 Election: the Candidates

Meet the Northwest Wyoming Candidates

The general election is Nov. 6.
This page will be updated as candidate websites and information becomes available. To report errors or omissions, please leave a comment below.

For the full list of Park County candidates, visit Park County elections website.

Park County Commissioners

The term for Commissioners is 4 years.

Special Districts

Northwest College Trustees: term is 4 years.

School District #6 (Cody) Trustees: term is 4 years.
You may vote for three of these candidates:

School District #6 (Cody) Trustees: term is 2 years.
You may vote for one of these candidates:

West Park Hospital Trustees: term is 4 years.
You may vote for four of these candidates:

  • Howard Thompson
  • Graham Jackson
  • Ken Markert
  • Peggy Rohrbach
  • Jen Talich

Powell Hospital Trustees: term is 4 years.
You may vote for two of these candidates:

  • Beth Glib
  • R.J. Kost
  • Jim Carlson

Wyoming Legislature

All 60 seats in the Wyoming House of Representatives are up for election. For information about the Wyoming Legislature, visit this link.  To find your district, visit this link.

House District #50
The district includes Crandell, Sunlight, Clark, Heart Mountain, Ralston, and Wilwood

  • Mike Specht (D)
    ~ chairman of the Park County Democratic Party, and Clark businessman
  • David Northrup (R)
    ~ Northrup is a farmer and rancher who has served in the Legislature since 2013. You can find a summary Northrup’s voting record and the bills he sponsored at Open States.

House District #24
The district includes Cody and Mammoth.

  • Sandy Newsome (R)
  • Paul Fees (D)
    ~ Fees is past president of the Wyoming Council for the Humanities and currently serves on the board of the American Indian Institute. He was curator and senior curator at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody from 1981 to 2001.

House District #25
The district includes Powell. The incumbent is running unopposed.

House District #26
The district includes Lovell and Greybull. The incumbent is running unopposed.

House District #27
The district includes Worland, Hyatteville, Manderson, and Ten Sleep

House District #28
The district includes Meeteetse and Burlington. (this listing needs updating: if you know who the final Republican candidate is, please leave comment below).

  • Tim Morrison (R)
  • John R. Winter (R)
  • Howie Samelson (D)

Wyoming Governor

  • Mark Gordon (R)
    ~ State Treasurer, Businessman, Rancher
  • Mary Throne (D)
    ~ Attorney, Ex-State Representative
  • Rex Rammell (Constitution Party)
  • Lawrence G. Struempf (L)

Secretary Of State

Wyoming Secretary of State term is 4 years.

State Auditor

Wyoming State Auditor term is 4 years.

  • Jeff Dockter (D)
  • Kristi Racines (R)

State Treasurer

Wyoming State Treasurer term is 4 years

  • Curt Meier (R)
  • Chris Lowry (D)

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Jillian Balow (R) is running unopposed for re-election to another 4-year term. The specific duties of the superintendent and information about Balow can be found here: https://ballotpedia.org/Jillian_Balow

US Senate Candidates

Senator John Barrasso is up for reelection this year. Senate terms are six years

U.S. House Of Representatives:

Incumbent Liz Cheney has been in office since 2017. U.S. Representative terms are for two years.


Note from the editor: any updates to information about these candidates would be very welcome. Send link information to Renée at contact@wyomingrising.org



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