Winters: HD 28 residents would be represented well

Nov 4, 2012 By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

With House District 28 redrawn to include cities in three separate counties, Republican candidate Nathan Winters of Thermopolis wants potential constituents to know they would be equally represented in the Wyoming Legislature if he is elected.

"It's a very large district, but it also has a lot of things shared in common," Winters said during a debate last month at Central Wyoming College. "We're more diverse, and we're spread out. So it's important we work together."

He said he plans to schedule regular meetings in each area of the district from Basin to Shoshoni so people can participate in town hall forums and talks over coffee. So far, he said people he has spoken with are worried about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Winters mentioned the federal health care bill when talking about "assaults" against Wyoming from federal government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency.

"We have to preserve what we have, and that's what I intend to do," he said, calling himself a limited-government conservative with strong beliefs. "I'll take those (beliefs) down to the state house."

Winters approves of multiple use of public lands for hunting, grazing and other needs.

He said it is important to maintain low taxes while providing more opportunities for businesses to grow in order to keep younger generations in the state.

"That can best be done through a conservative approach to government," he said. "I'm a limited government conservative, and I ask for your vote Nov. 6."

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