Maxfield announces candidacy

My name is Tyler Maxfield and I am running for Sublette County Commissioner. I grew up in Lyman, Wyoming, on our family ranch as a third-generation where we raised dairy cows, sheep and eventually beef cattle.

I learned the value of hard work and persistence. I started working in the oil field after high school because the family ranch could not support all seven siblings. I was married 10 years later and moved to Idaho and started my career in the propane industry. I was able to move my wife and two sons back to Wyoming in 2011 and began to manage a propane company in Big Piney.

I love living in Sublette County and in the community of Big Piney and have volunteered and served in my church and community since moving here. I served on the Big Piney Town Council for several years and I am currently the Mayor of the town.

I am running for Commissioner to not just serve the towns in the south county but all of Sublette County. I know my life experiences with ranching and in the oil and gas industry give me a good idea of what the citizens of Sublette County are facing and what they need. While living in Teton County, Idaho, for nine years it showed me what happens if you don’t make your voice heard and just let others make decisions, as they have lost the small-town values they once had.

In today’s world a lot of folks are leaving the big cities and searching out small areas such as our county because they see something special. As we all know, growth is expected but as elected officials we need to remember our roots and the reasons Sublette County is so great. If we have well-thought-out planning and make decisions that will help us maintain our rural community we won’t lose the values and reasons why we love to live in this county.