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All four Riverton school board incumbents will run unopposed

Aug 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer

Several trustees on the eight Fremont County school district boards are seeking re-election this year, and in one case, only incumbents make up the race.

No challengers filed for four seats opening on the School District 25 board in Riverton. At the end of the filing period Monday, the only candidates vying for the positions were the incumbents: Lynette Jeffres, Carl Manning, Glenn Ogg and Dean Peranteaux.

Two candidates submitted applications on Monday for three seats opening on the School District 1 board in Lander. Ryan Hedges and Bruce Knell joined Brooke Sutton and incumbent Joe Palladino.

All three School District 2 incumbents with expiring terms this year are seeking re-election. Dubois trustees Heidi McStay and Peggy Miller filed on Monday, joining fellow trustee Brad Lindsey and newcomer Bill Lonn.

Five candidates are vying for four opening seats on the School District 6 board at Wind River. They are Mark Perkins and trustees Kristin Benson, Charles Gomendi, Patti Griffith and Dan Pince.

School District 14 trustees Clarinda Thunder, Belle Ferris and J. Merton Trosper are hoping to keep their spots on the Wyoming Indian board. Garrett Goggles, Theotis McCabe and Lloyd Winn are challenging them.

The candidate pool for the School District 21 board in Fort Washakie rested at eight at the closing of the filing period.

D. Lynette St. Clair and trustee Bonnie Washakie submitted their applications on Monday. Other candidates vying for one of the four opening positions are Zedora Enos, Marietta Twitchell, Kathryn Ferris Lone Fight, David "Grundy" Snyder, and incumbents Kay Ferris and Tex LeClair.

Five candidates are seeking one of three opening seats on the School District 24 board in Shoshoni. They are Monica Gabriel, Garry Smith and incumbents Teffany Fegler, Kelly Gardner and Tracy Spence.

The largest school board race is for School District 38. Three seats are up this election on the Arapahoe School board. Trustee Howard Brown filed for re-election on Monday. John Goggles also hopes to keep his spot on the board. Challengers are Charlene Gambler Brown, Theodore Lionel Bell, Arlo "Skeeter" Moss, Maxine Moss, Preston Moss, Michael Redman, William Watts Sr., Brian Williams Sr. and Margret "Margo" Williams.

Fire protection

Ken Metzler of Riverton is challenging Fremont County Fire District director Glen Steers of Lander for the position.

All three Dubois Fire District directors with expiring terms are seeking re-election. They are Larry Wilke (Sub-district 1), Peter Wendell (Sub-district 2) and Reg Phillips (Sub-district 4).

Jeffrey City Fire District directors Robert Wiley and Ron Wilmes have no challengers. Wilmes is seeking an unexpired two-year term.

Conservation districts

Popo Agie Conservation District at-large supervisor Timothy Wilson and urban supervisor Gerald Caskey have no challengers for their respective seats.

Dubois/Crowheart Conservation District members Lyle Alexander and Reg Phillips are running for rural supervisor.

Three candidates are seeking the rural supervisor position of the Lower Wind River Conservation District. They are James "J.W." Hendry and current members Rod Rivers and Gavin Woody.

Cemetery districts

Five candidates filed for Mountain View Cemetery District director. They are Jeff Hutchison and Jerry Kintzler and current board members Norm Moss, Jack Ratliff and Nancy Richardson.

Lynn Stewart is challenging current board members Stephen Banks and Hugh Boyd Livingston for director of the Dubois Cemetery District.

Four candidates filed for the director position of the Shoshoni/Lysite Cemetery District. They are current board members Thomas "Bud" Currah, Robert Eads, Shirley Johnson and Judy Hurt. Hurt filed for an unexpired two-year term.

County commission

Two independent candidates want to unseat two incumbents on the Fremont County Commission.

Stephanie Kessler of Lander filed for the Commission District 4 seat. She is challenging commissioner Pat Hickerson, who is a Lander Republican.

Nathan Maxon of Lander submitted his application for the Commission District 5 spot. He will face off with commissioner Doug Thompson, a Jeffrey City Republican, in the November election.

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