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By Karla Pomeroy

Three council seats unopposed


October 31, 2018

WORLAND – Regardless of how the votes come out next Tuesday, the Worland City Council will have at least three new members when the new council is seated in January.

There are two seats open in Ward 3 and incumbents Michele Rideout and Loresa Brinkerhoff opted not to seek re-election. During the primary election, write-in votes were cast and nominations accepted by Melissa Rivera and former mayor Kreg Lombard. The two are unopposed for the two four-year seats.

Gary Gerber is also unopposed for the two-year seat open in Ward 1. Gerber was appointed to the council last year.

There is a four-year seat open in Ward 1 with Lisa Fernandez not seeking re-election. Accepting write-in nominations for the seat after the primary election were Delayne M. Renner and former council member Gerald Alexander. The Northern Wyoming Daily News will run profiles of the candidates in tomorrow’s issue.

In Ward 2, there is one four-year seat open, currently held by Christy Schneider, who was appointed to the council last year. She is challenged by Melissa Johnston. Profiles of the candidates were published in Tuesday’s Northern Wyoming Daily News.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Worland Community Center is the polling place for all Worland residents.


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