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Several seats unopposed in Nov. 6 election
Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Several candidates from Fremont County are running unopposed this year for elected positions ranging from state legislator to city council representative.
In Wyoming House District 34, which covers rural areas from Jeffrey City to Dubois, incumbent Republican Rita Campbell beat out challenger Republican Lois Herbst in the August primary election. No Democrats filed for the House seat, leaving Campbell the lone candidate for HD 34 on general election ballots Nov. 6.
Campbell, who lives between Riverton and Shoshoni, is a longtime county resident who has spent much of her life in the ranching industry. She won her first election to the Wyoming Legislature in 2010 after longtime state Rep. Frank Philp retired.
Three spots are up for election on the Fremont County Commission, including one unopposed seat in District 2 that covers the north half of the county from Dubois to Shoshoni. Republican Larry Allen earned more votes than the incumbent, Republican Dennis Christensen, for the position during the general election, and no Democrats filed for the spot. Allen has worked for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for 28 years and operates a ranch near Lost Cabin.
Everyone who sought seats on the Hudson and Pavillion town councils continued to the general election.
The Hudson race for two seats consists of incumbents Mike Anderson and Sherry Oler.
Riverton schools, council
No one chose to challenge incumbents for four open positions on the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees. Board members Carl Manning, Glenn Ogg, Dean Peranteaux and Lynette Jeffres all are running unopposed to continue serving on the board.
On the Riverton City Council, Jonathan Faubion ran against incumbent Diana Mahoney to represent Ward 1, but Mahoney pulled out of the race after the primary election leaving Faubion to continue unopposed. Mahoney served for nine years. Faubion, a Wyoming native, will be new to the council.