TORRINGTON – Workers in the Goshen County Clerk’s office tallied up 2,646 cards cast during Tuesday’s primary election. Results are unofficial as of press time.
For City Council, candidate Bill Law came out on top with 689 votes, followed by incumbent Councilman Randy Adams with 527 votes. Norman Vogel trailed the top two with 404 votes, and incumbent Rick Vonburg came away with 333. There were seven write-in votes.
In the race for Goshen County Commissioner Robert Ward’s seat, 844 voted for F.E. “Wally” Wolski, trailed by Russell “Pinky” Walter at 719 votes. Norm Feagler took 366 votes and Vickie Zimmer received 275 votes. There was one Republican and 14 Democrat write-in votes for the county commission.
Incumbents were victorious in most state-level races in Goshen County. In District 2, incumbent State Rep. Hans Hunt (R, Newcastle) received 238 votes over opponent Robert Byrd’s 181. State Rep. Matt Teeters (R, Lingle) dominated the District 5 race with 1,472 votes. Officials tallied seven Republican and four Democrat write-in votes. In District 10, John Eklund (R, Laramie) came away with 71 votes over opponent Donn Edmunds, who took away 25.
The story was a bit different for State Sen. Wayne Johnson (R, Cheyenne), who lost in the county’s tightest race by two votes for the District 6 nomination. Anthony Bouchard edged out Johnson 47-45.
The national races also favored the incumbents. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R) received 2,013 votes with his closest Republican opponent being Thomas Bleming, who received 106. Republican candidate Emmett Mavy came away with 72 votes.
The Democrat race for U.S. Senate was a bit tighter. Tim Chestnut came away with 164 votes of William Bryk’s 122. Al Hamburg received 36 votes, and there was a single write-in vote for the Democrats in this race.
Turning to the U.S. Representative contest, Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis (R) came away with 2,016 votes and officials counted 15 write-in votes for the Republicans. Democrat challenger Chris Henrichsen received 312 votes, and there were 3 write-in votes counted for the Democrats.
Deputy County Clerk Cindy Sussex said the votes would be canvassed on Thursday. Complete unofficial primary election results are available on the Telegram's website under the "Records" page.
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