Filing period opens May 17


State and county offices began filing May 17 and will continue to file through June 1.

County offices that are open include two county commissioner seats currently held by Andy Nelson and Joel Bousman. Commissioners serve for four years. As of Monday morning, three Republicans filed, including incumbent Joel Bousman of 1346 Highway 353, Boulder. Republican challengers are David A. Stephens, 421 N. Maybell Ave., Pinedale, and Douglas Vickrey, 553 Pape Road, Daniel.

For County Clerk, Republicans Carrie S. Long, 309 Spruce St., Pinedale, and Rhonda Egle, 115 Redstone New Fork River Rd., Pinedale, filed.

Emily Paravicini, 25 East Washington St., Pinedale, has filed for Sublette County Treasurer as a Republican.

Incumbent County Coroner Curt Covill, 52 Wind River Peaks Dr., Pinedale, filed as a Republican.

Incumbent County Attorney Clay Kainer, 349 Highway 353, Boulder, filed as a Republican.

Incumbent Sheriff K.C. Lehr, 10161 U.S. Highway 191, Pinedale, filed as a Republican.

Republican incumbent Janet Montgomery, 22 E. Washington St., Pinedale, has filed for Clerk of District Court.

To run for any state seat including Wyoming Legislature’s two representatives, both two-year terms, with precincts in Sublette County, candidates must file with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office in Cheyenne. House District 22 incumbent is Marti Halverson and House District 20 incumbent is Albert Sommers. As of Monday, Republican Sommers, of Pinedale, has filed for re-election.

The state’s primary election will be Aug. 21. The last day to register to vote is Aug. 6; however, registration will be allowed at the polls on election day.

To qualify for county seats, Sublette County residents need to file at the Sublette County Clerk’s Office at 21 S. Tyler Ave., Pinedale.


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