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County Dems elect new officers

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports

The Fremont County Democratic Party gathered Sunday, March 24, in Lander to conduct their election of officers. Lander resident Bruce Palmer was selected as chairman, Sherry Shelley of Riverton will be the group's vice-chairwoman, Gena Robinson was elected secretary and Michael Crosby will be the group's treasurer. Robinson and Crosby reside in Lander.

Lander's Roland Robinson and Riverton's Sally Rowe-Kaufman will represent the county party as state committeeman and state committeewoman. All of those elected will serve for a term of two years

"I am excited to serve in this role," Palmer said. "Fremont County is home to a diverse group of people. While clearly outnumbered in registered voters it is important to note that House District 33 has sent a Democrat to Cheyenne for the past 10 years. This year in District 54, 44 percent of those voting voted against the Republicans, and we saw similar results in Riverton. With good organization and hard work the Democratic message of putting people first can be a winning one."

Robin Van Ausdall, the executive director of the Wyoming Democratic Party, was in attendance as was the Laramie County chairman Vince Rousseau. Van Ausdall offered congratulations to the new leadership team and updated those gathered on Democratic Party happenings at the statewide level. The party has hired a new media coordinator to improve communications around the state and a number of young, new county chairs have been elected this year.

Ideas for greater community involvement were discussed, as well as ways to help communities best understand the values that the Democratic Party represents.

For more information, call 349-4718.

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