Hickerson files for new county commission term

May 25, 2012 By Christina George, Staff Writer

Fremont County commission vice chairman Pat Hickerson submitted his application on Friday for re-election to the District 4 seat.

Hickerson joins newcomer Debbie Scheler seeking the seat. Both candidates are Republicans in Lander for the district that covers much of the city and surrounding area.

In other new filings as of about noon on Friday, the first candidate for Shoshoni Town Council filed for office the previous day.

Newcomer Darla Keever submitted an application for one of two four-year seats up for election this year. Ken Cundall and Bill Marcus now hold the positions.

With one week remaining until the filing period closes June 1 for offices appearing on the August primary ballot, several town council races have yet to see a candidate file.

There are two four-year seats available on the Hudson Town Council. Mike Anderson and Sherry Oler hold them.

The Dubois Town Council has two four-year seats up for election, currently held by David Bennett and Rick Lee.

In Pavillion, there are two two-year terms open and two four-year seats available. Bud Kisling and Tauna Richardson currently hold the four-year seats.

New filings

In addition to Keever, two other candidates have filed for the various municipal, state and federal offices up for election this year.

Chris Henrichsen of Casper filed Thursday for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives. Incumbent U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., filed for re-election on Monday. Both had announced their intentions earlier.

Riverton Democrat Sherry Shelley, who announced her bid for House District 55 earlier this week, formally filed for office on Thursday. State Rep. David Miller, R-Riverton, is seeking another term in that seat.

City councils

Jonathan Faubion is seeking the Riverton City Council Ward 1 seat currently held by Diana Mahoney.

The Riverton City Council Ward 2 race remains at one candidate. Former councilor Lee Martinez is seeking the seat currently held by Todd Smith.

Incumbent John "Lars" Baker is seeking another term in the Ward 3 seat.

Candidates who have filed for Lander City Council Ward 1 are incumbent John Boulette, Sollie Cadman and Dan Hahn.

Councilman Cade Maestas and Ken Stroh are facing off in the Ward 2 race.

Councilor Linda Barton remains the lone candidate for Ward 3.


State Sen. Gerald Geis, R-Worland, filed for re-election to Senate District 20, which now includes part of Fremont County, as did state Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, in Senate District 26.

There are four candidates in the House District 28 race. They are Democratic candidates Carl Leyba and Connie Skates, both of Thermopolis, and Republicans Echo Renner of Meeteetse and Nathan Winters of Thermopolis. That district also includes part of Fremont County for the first time.

The House District 33 race involves incumbent state Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, and St. Stephen's Republican Daniel Cardenas.

State Rep. Rita Campbell and Lois Herbst are competing for the House District 34 seat. Both incumbent and newcomer are Republicans who live in rural Riverton.

In Lander, five candidates are running for House District 54. They are Republicans Eileen Oakley, Lloyd Larsen and Andrew Gramlich, and Democratic candidates Michelle Hoffman and Bruce Palmer.


In Fremont County Commission District 5, Red Fyler of the South Pass area and Jennifer McCarty of Lander are challenging fellow Republican and incumbent Doug Thompson of Jeffrey City.

Newcomer Debbie Scheler, a Lander Republican, is seeking the District 4 seat, currently held by Patrick Hickerson.

Commissioner Dennis Christensen of Riverton and Tim Salazar of Dubois, both Republicans, have filed in the District 2 race.


Lusk Republican Thomas Bleming and Democratic candidate Al Hamburg of Torrington filed for U.S. Senate, a seat currently held by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.

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