By Clair McFarland, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming House Majority Floor Leader Albert Sommers has won the Republican nomination for his district in and surrounding Pinedale.
Sommers won with 2,113 votes Tuesday night against Mike Schmid, who had 1,193, and Bill Winney, who had 156.
Sommers told Cowboy State Daily on Tuesday morning – hours before the voting ended – that he was too busy cutting hay to be nervous. He was also fixing a tractor.
He said he hoped for a chance to fight for Wyoming water rights, the Sublette County economy, school funding and property tax reform.
Local governmental control, as with school boards and other entities, is very important to him, Sommers said.
“I’m so appreciative of all the people that have helped me during this campaign and have believed in me, and helped me carry this workload of what was a very substantial campaign,” he added.
He also praised his constituents, saying when he knocked on doors people were “very civil,” even when they said they didn’t plan to vote for him.
“I was pleased at that.”