Candidates Tell You Why They Deserve Your Vote

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Primary Election Tuesday August 16, 2022

PRIMARY ELECTION POLLS OPEN 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Go to Candidate Forums page for audio of Sheriff, Clerk of District Court, County Clerk, House District 40  and County Commissioner sessions.

Individual interviews are posted within each candidates profile below

 

The final four City Council candidates will be featured after the Primary election. 

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Contact County Clerk, 76 n Main Street, Buffalo WY 82834
Phone: 307 684 7272 Email: clerk@johnsoncowy.us

House District 40

Barry Crago

Barry Crago

My name is Barry Crago and I am a conservative republican running for re-election to House District 40.

Contact Barry Crago at:
307 267 9789
cragolaw@rtconnect.net

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Richard Tass

My name is Richard Tass, and I am running to be your Representative of House District 40 to the Wyoming House of Representatives.  I was born in Buffalo and raised on Klondike Ranch 14 miles south of here.  I attended all 8 grades at our nearby country school and graduated from Buffalo High School.  I graduated from Casper College majoring in Auto Mechanics and Agriculture along with some business courses.

Contact Richard Tass at:
307 620 2551
rtass@wyoming.com 

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County Commissioner

John DeMatteis

John DeMatteis

I'm John DeMatteis and I want to be your County Commissioner, I know… you, like me, want to see change. We need change EVERYWHERE and I have decided that change starts in my own backyard. And THIS IS my BACKYARD, right here in Johnson County.

Contact John DeMatteis at:

‭307 689-5680‬
jdforjohnsoncounty@gmail.com

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Robert "Bob" Hancock

I grew up here in the Buffalo area and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1982.

Contact Robert "Bob" Hancock:

307 217 3328
hancockforcommissioner@gmail.com

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Sherry Kolb

Sherry Kolb

My name is Sherry Kolb and I am running for Johnson County Commissioner. Having a diverse background provides me the desire to be a stronger, fairer and a more representative candidate.

Contact Sherry Kolb at:

307 620 1453
skolb1453@gmail.com

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Norman Lee Sanford

Hello.   I’m Norman Lee Sanford, a candidate for Johnson County Commissioner.  I would like your vote to serve all residents of Johnson County.

Contact Norman Lee Sanford:

307 620 9111
nleesanford@gmail.com

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Norman Lee Sanford
Shelley, Jeff

Jeff Shelley

My name is Jeff Shelley and I am running for County Commissioner.

Contact Jeff Shelley:

‭307 621-0005‬
j_shelley89@yahoo.com

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Bill Novotny

Over the past few years, you have entrusted me with charting a course for Johnson County’s future.  I’m proud of all that we have achieved together while realizing that we have many challenges ahead on the horizon.  Johnson County is in better position in terms of both our finances and our infrastructure than when you first elected me as your commissioner.  I, along with the other commissioners, have worked hard to make this happen.  The theme of my reelection campaign is exactly how I approach the job: “All Johnson County, all the time.”

Contact Bill Novotny:

307 620 2642
bill.novotny@gmail.com

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Bill Novotny

Mayor

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Travis Kauffman

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Contact Travis Kauffman:

traviskauffman98@gmail.com

Shane Schrader

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Coroner

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Shawn Sullivan

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Sheriff

Paul Kozisek

Paul Kozisek

I was born and raised in Johnson County and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1994.   I started my law enforcement career with the Converse County Sheriff’s in 1998 as a Detention Deputy.  In 2000 I started working for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Larry Kirkpatrick as a Detention Deputy.  During my career with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, I have worked as a Detention Deputy, Patrol Deputy, and Investigator.

Contact Paul Kozisek

307 217 3459
paulkozisek@yahoo.com

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Rod Odenbach

It has been a privilege to serve as sheriff these past 3 ½ years.  I have taken this trust given by Johnson County voters seriously, by building on the strengths of our department and focusing on areas where we can improve.  When I ran for this office, I had five main priorities:

Contact Rod Odenbach

307 217 3102
rododenbach@yahoo.com

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Rod Odenbach

Clerk

Skip Crawford

Skip Crawford

My name is Skip Crawford and I’m running for Johnson County Clerk.

Contact Skip Crawford:

307 254 0014
skipcrawford@yahoo.com

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Izabela Dewald

Originally, I am from Germany. I met my husband in 2007 while I was in College and he was serving in the US Army. I immigrated to the US in 2012 and settled in my husband’s hometown Buffalo. I became US Citizen in 2018.

Contact Izabela Dewald:

I.Dewald1983@gmail.com
253 307 0870

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Izabela Dewald
Shann Edwards

Shann Edwards

Hello Johnson County Voters!  I’m excited about the possibility of becoming your next County Clerk.  I’ve thought endlessly about my reasons for running.  I’m passionate about election integrity.  I'm committed to uphold and enforce policies and procedures that ensure our elections are fair, accurate, and secure.

Contact Shann Edwards:

307 217 0118
segrigs@hotmail.com

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Darcy Goni

My family made Buffalo our home when I was 11 years old.  I graduated from BHS and then went on to earn a BS in Business Administration and Accounting from MSU Billings.

Contact Darcy Goni:

307 217 3437
darcyrgoni@gmail.com

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Kate Harriet

Kate Harriett

I am a fourth generation Wyomingite.  I was born and raised in Johnson County on my family’s sheep and cattle ranch, where I learned the importance of hard work and dedication to your job.

Contact Kate Harriet:

307 278 0345
kharriet00@gmail.com

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Clerk of Court

Paige Rhoads

Paige Rhoads

My name is Paige Rhoads, and I am excited to be in in my eighth year working in the Johnson County District Court office, working towards a strong and successful finish to my first term and gearing up for my second term as your Clerk of District Court!

Contact Paige Rhoads:

307 217 2309
paigerhoads23@gmail.com

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Casey Rodriguez

My name is Casey Rodriguez and I am running for District Court Clerk.

Contact Casey Rodriguez:

307 620 2839
engling.casey@gmail.com

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Casey Rodriguez

City Council

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Jennifer G. Brothers

I AM  - honest, trustworthy, hardworking for all, individual, for small town values, a woman's voice, loyal.

I AM NOT - a good old gal, for a select few, wanting to turn Buffalo into a big city.

Contact Jennifer G. Brothers:

buffrxshopjen@gmail.com
307 217 0048

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David Iverson

My name is David Iverson and I am seeking your write in vote on August 16 for Buffalo City Council.  I grew up here and have lived nearly all of my life in Buffalo.  I graduated from Buffalo High School in 1997 as one of the Valedictorians.  From a very young age I have been involved in our vibrant community.  As an Eagle Scout, I understand the importance of community service and have endeavored in any way that I can to contribute to the town we all call home.  Currently I serve as the Vice-Chair and Secretary of the Johnson County Solid Waste District.

Contact David Iverson:

307 257 4957
david@cowboystatepolitics.com

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David Iverson
Michael Madden

Mike Madden

My name is Michael Madden and I have been approached by several Buffalo residents to consent to having my name written in as a candidate for the Buffalo City Council.  Since no candidates had filed for consideration in the August 16 primary there is an interest on the part of many citizens to encourage credible community members to run as a write-in candidate.  I have agreed to welcome write-in votes during the upcoming primary.

Contact Mike Madden:

307 620 9605
madden@wyoming.com

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Myra Camino

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Jody Sauers

Hi, I am Jody Sauers, the owner of GiGi's Vintage & Upscale Resale in downtown Buffalo. The health and prosperity of our town is vital to my business and I will bring strong business and leadership skills to the City Council.

Greg Haas

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Gerald Spiering

For Buffalo City Council 

Please write me in on the primary ballot

Also it is very import to spell my name correctly or your vote will not be counted

Contact Gerald Spiering:

503 705 1440
gfspiering@gmail.com

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County Attorney

Tucker Ruby

Tucker J Ruby

Johnson County has been very good to me and being County Attorney has given me the opportunity to give just a little bit back to my community. My wife and I moved back to Buffalo in 2010 and have raised our family here since. It is a blessing to raise my family in the community I grew up in surrounded by great people. Family is special to me and one of the main reasons I work hard to make Johnson County a safer place; I want my family and your family to be safe. I want all of us to feel the comfort of knowing that we still live in a place where the rule of law means something.

Contact Tucker Ruby:

307 620 1827
tuckruby@gmail.com

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Treasurer

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Carla Bishop

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Assessor

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Stephen Esponda

My name is Stephen (Steve) Esponda. I am running for Johnson County Assessor.

Contact Stephen Esponda:

307 217 1127
sesponda@live.com