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Jeffres, Ogg join race for Riverton school board seats

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer

Fremont County School District 25 trustees Lynette Jeffres and Glenn Ogg are the latest to file for re-election to the Riverton board.

Jeffres submitted her application for office Friday. On July 17, the school board selected her to replace Bill Russell, who stepped down because he relocated outside of Riverton.

Ogg, who was elected in 2008, submitted his application Monday.

Fellow incumbents Dean Peranteaux and Carl Manning have also filed for re-election.

The filing period for various seats on the eight Fremont County school boards, the Central Wyoming College board and fire, conservation and cemetery districts opened Wednesday. Candidates have until Aug. 27 to file in these races to appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

The race for the four seats on School District 6's board at Wind River grew to two candidates.

Mark Perkins filed Friday, joining incumbent Kristen Benson who submitted her application last week.

No new candidates have filed for the three seats on School District 14's board at Wyoming Indian since Clarinda Thunder and Belle Ferris filed opening day.

Preston Moss submitted his application for School District 38 in Arapahoe. He joins incumbent John Goggles who filed last week.

There are three seats with expiring terms on the Arapahoe board.

School District 24 trustee Teffany Fegler is the only candidate so far who has filed for one of three seats up on the Shoshoni Board of Education.

Fire districts

Ken Metzler, of Riverton, filed for Fremont County Fire District director Thursday. He is challenging Glen Steers, of Lander, who filed for re-election Wednesday. Steers' seat is the only one up this election.

Also on Friday, incumbent Peter Wendell filed for Dubois Fire District Sub-district 2 director. Sub-districts 1 and 4 seats also have expiring terms this year.

Incumbent Ron Wilmes submitted his application for Jeffrey City Fire District director last week. The position is an unexpired two-year term. There are three seats that are open.

Conservation districts

Popo Agie Conservation District urban supervisor Gerald Caskey filed for re-election Friday. At-large supervisor Tim Wilson also submitted his application last week. These two positions are the only ones with expiring terms.

Lower Wind River Conservation District rural supervisor Rod Rivers filed for re-election Thursday. These are the only two seats on the board up this year.

Cemetery districts

Jerry Kintzler and incumbents Nancy Richardson and Norm Moss filed for Mountain View Cemetery District director. Three spots on the Riverton district will appear on the November ballot.

Dubois Cemetery District incumbents Stephen Banks and Hugh Boyd Livingston filed for the director position.

County commission

Stephanie Kessler, of Lander, filed as an independent for the Fremont County Commission District 4 seat. Kessler is so far set to face off with incumbent Pat Hickerson, a Lander Republican, in the general election.

Races with no filings

Several races have yet to see a candidate submit an application. For schools, this includes CWC, Lander, Dubois and Fort Washakie.

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