Republican Candidate Matt Mead will be the next Governor of the State of Wyoming, as Mead beat out Democrat Leslie Petersen handily with over 72% of the vote. So what was Mead's reaction to his big win.
Not only will Wyoming have a new Governor come 2011, but a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction is also in the cards for the State's future. Republican Cindy Hill won easily over Democrat Mike Massie in what was supposed to be one of the closer statewide races.
Ward 3 in Sheridan will have a familiar face representing them for the next four years, as Robert Webster had nearly twice as many votes as his opponent Melvin Krenzelok in one of only two contested races for Sheridan City Council.
The race for Mayor of Ranchester was separated by only 23 votes as Allan Moore edged Peter Clark by the narrowest of margins. Moore says that he intends to keep working on some of the things that were started by longtime Mayor Cliff Clevenger.
One of the first statewide races to be called was for the U.S. House of Representatives. Republican Cynthia Lummis won a clear majority over her Democratic opponent, David Wendt, and so will be returning to Washington as Wyoming's sole House Representative.
Sheridan County Commissioner Terry Cram was the top "vote getter" in the Commissioner's race, followed closely by Steve Maier and Bob Rolston. Cram, upon hearing that he was re-elected, said he "was just grateful for the support":