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Monday last day to file for open general election seats
Aug 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer
Candidates vying for seats opening on school boards and fire, conservation and cemetery districts have until Monday to submit their applications to the Fremont County Clerk's Office.
As of 5 p.m. Friday, the county clerk's office's report shows several incumbents and newcomers have applied for various positions appearing on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
Central Wyoming College Board of Education trustee Frank Welty III, of Dubois, and Judy Pedersen, of Riverton, filed for re-election late last week. Welty currently represents Sub-district 1, which consists of Dubois, Pavillion and Crowheart.
Pedersen is the Sub-district 2 representative. The district covers Shoshoni, Lysite and various areas north of Riverton. Nicole Schoening and Tim Payne, both of Riverton, are challenging Pedersen for the seat.
Another CWC race that grew Friday was for Sub-district 3 on the Wind River Indian Reservation. David "Grundy" Snyder, of Fort Washakie, submitted his application for the position held by Caroline Mills, who earlier this summer said she had no intention of seeking another term.
Carlton Underwood, of Fort Washakie, filed for the seat earlier this month.
Sub-district 4 trustee Colton Crane, of Lander, filed for re-election Wednesday. The district incorporates Lander, Hudson, Jeffrey City and Atlantic City.
Three seats on the School District 1 board in Lander have expiring terms this year. Brooke Sutton and Joe Palladino remained the only candidates in the race as of Friday.
The race for three seats on the School District 2 board in Dubois saw candidates file nearly two weeks after the filing period opened Aug. 8. Bill Lonn and incumbent Brad Lindsey submitted applications Wednesday.
Five candidates have applied for four open seats on the School District 6 board.
Incumbents Charles Gomendi, Patti Griffith, Dan Pince and Kristin Benson are seeking re-election. Mark Perkins joins them in the Wind River contest.
Theotis McCab filed Thursday for one of three spots on the School District 14 board at Wyoming Indian. Incumbents Clarinda Thunder and Belle Ferris are seeking re-election to the board.
At Fort Washakie, incumbents Kay Ferris and Tex LeClair are running for another term on the School District 21 board. Also in the race for the three seats are Kathryn Ferris Lone Fight, Marietta Twitchell and Zedora Enos. Former School District 21 trustee David "Grundy" Snyder and CWC Sub-district 3 candidate is also running in the Fort Washakie race.
School District 24 trustees Teffany Fegler and Kelly Gardner are hoping to keep their seats on the Shoshoni board. There is a third position up this year.
The four School District 25 trustees with expiring terms this year are seeking re-election to the Riverton board, and as of Friday, they have no challengers. They are Lynette Jeffres, Carl Manning, Glenn Ogg and Dean Peranteaux.
The School District 38 race in Arapahoe continues to be the largest with nine candidates vying for three seats. Candidates are William Watt Sr., Theodore Lionel Bell, Arlo "Skeeter" Moss, Maxine Moss, Preston Moss, Michael Redman, Brian Williams Sr., Margret "Margo" Williams and incumbent John Goggles.
Ken Metzler, of Riverton, is challenging Glen Steers, of Lander, for director of the Fremont County Fire District.
Three directors on the Dubois Fire District are seeking re-election. They are Larry Wilke (Sub-district 1), Peter Wendell (Sub-district 2) and Reg Phillips (Sub-district 4).
In Jeffrey City, Robert Wiley and Ron Wilmes are vying for another term as directors of the fire district.
Popo Agie Conservation District at-large supervisor Timothy Wilson and urban supervisor Gerald Caskey are running for re-election.
Three people are seeking to be rural supervisor of the Lower Wind River Conservation District. They are James "J.W." Hendry and incumbents Rod Rivers and Gavin Woody.
Lyle Alexander and Reg Phillips are seeking re-election as rural supervisors of the Dubois/Crowheart Conservation District.
Five individuals are running for director of Mountain View Cemetery District in Riverton. They are Jeff Hutchison, Jerry Kintzler and incumbents Norm Moss, Jack Ratliff and Nancy Richardson.
Board members Thomas "Bud" Currah and Shirley Johnson submitted applications for the director position of the Shoshoni/Lysite Cemetery District. Judy Hurt is seeking re-election to one of the director positions. This is a two-year unexpired term.
Lynn Stewart and incumbents Steve Banks and Hugh Boyd Livingston are running for director of the Dubois Cemetery District.
Two Lander residents filed as independents in separate Fremont County Commission races.
Nathan Maxon submitted his application for the District 5 seat Wednesday. He will face off with incumbent Doug Thompson, a Jeffrey City Republican, in the November election.
Stephanie Kessler is challenging Republican Pat Hickerson for the District 4 position.