Mike Schmid of La Barge, Wyo., has thrown his hat in the ring challenging long-term House member Albert Sommers.
Schmid is the founder, president and CEO of SOS Well Services, LLC. Mike has over 40 years of experience in oilfield services, including managing roustabout crews; constructing well field roads, drill pads, managing trucks, equipment and hundreds of employees.
“I have considered running for office over the years; however, the timing wasn’t right. Encouragement from friends, neighbors, and even family, I felt now is the right time, especially with our state’s core conservative values slipping away,” said Schmid.
Schmid was raised in the small town of Daniel, Wyo., graduating from Pinedale High School and immediately finding work and an eventual career in the oil & natural gas fields of southwestern Wyoming. He eventually moved to La Barge, to be closer to work.
Giving back to the community and state has always been important to Schmid. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation for the past 12 years, while currently serving as a director for the Wyoming Trapping Association representing Area 5 in southwest Wyoming. He is a former LaBarge City Councilmember, served as a member of The Wyoming Wildlife Foundation, The Old West Turkey Shoot and The Wyoming Game & Fish Commission. He was the recipient of Field and Stream’s Conservation Award and played a significant part in the Dry Piney Wildlife Highway Crossing Project. While serving on the Game & Fish Commission he was instrumental in forming and serving as the president of the newly formed WYldlife Fund.
Schmid says, “Sublette and Lincoln counties have been good to me and my family. The people of this area have been supportive of what we’ve been able to accomplish, as employees, vendors, cheerleaders and even competitors. I have learned from them all.
I have the time and passion to commit to this seat as your representative. I will use my years of experience to Restore Conservative Values.”