Some Surprises In Johnson County's Races

Some Surprises In Johnson County's Races

Tuesday's primary election went pretty much as expected, but there were some surprises in races for seats in Johnson County.

In the race for County Attorney, incumbent Kenneth DeCock was defeated by challenger Tucker J. Ruby. DeCock received 618 votes while Ruby took 2,167 votes.

In the race for county commissioner, two seats were open, including the seat for incumbent John S. Gibbs. The two new county commissioners are Linda Greenough and Bill Novotny, III.

Sheriff Steve Kozisek retained his position, defeating challengers Angela Lloyd-McHenry and Richard Burridge.

In the non-partisan races, both Buffalo Mayoral candidates Mike Johnson and Randy Dyess will move on to face each other in the General Election in November.
Johnson received 927 votes to Dyess' 457.

In the Buffalo City Council race there are two open seats. The top four receiving votes will move on to face each other in the General Election.
Incumbent Russ Humphrey received 652 votes; challenger Wes Haskins received 613; former councilman Richard “Scott” Madsen received 544 votes; and challenger Jessica Misslin received 488 votes.

No surprises in the state and Federal races in Johnson County.
Winning Johnson County on the Republican ticket were US Senator Mike Enzi; US Representative Cynthia Lummis; Governor Matt Mead; Secretary of State went to Ed Murray; State Auditor was won by Cynthia Cloud; State Treasurer Mark Gordon; State Representative for House District 40 Mike Madden; and Jillian Balow took the county in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

In the unopposed county races, Dave Harness remains county coroner; Vicki Edelman as clerk; Carla Faircloth as treasurer; and Cynthia Rogers as assessor.
Clerk of District Court was won by Debra Vandel, defeating Jim Roberts.

The Democratic Party was represented in Johnson County as well.
Charlie Hardy took the vote for US Senator; Richard Grayson for US Representative; Pete Gosar for Wyoming Governor; with write-in candidates dominating the other races.

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