County Commission

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Eight candidates — three Republicans, two Democrats and two independents — are vying for three seats on the Teton County Board of County Commissioners. Incumbent Mark Newcomb is running for reelection to one seat and two seats are open. Responses from candidates were compiled from a question…

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Voters will choose from eight candidates to fill three seats on the Teton County Board of County Commissioners. Each week leading up to the Nov. 6 general election the News&Guide will publish town and county candidates’ answers to a question. Learn more about the candidates in our Oct. 3…

Town Council

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Voters will choose from four candidates to fill two seats on the Jackson Town Council. Each week leading up to the Nov. 6 general election, the News&Guide will publish town and county candidates’ answers to a question. Learn more about the candidates in our Oct. 31 election preview section.

Lodging tax

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A controversial 2 percent tax on visitors’ hotel stays in Teton County has been renewed for another four years with support from almost 60 percent of voters.

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A political action committee in support of the lodging tax raised $116,640, while a PAC opposed to the tax raised $35,979, campaign contribution filings due Tuesday show.

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State law dictates that lodging tax revenues be divvied up with 60 percent spent on tourism promotion and 40 percent used for mitigating visitor impacts. At a debate Wednesday evening, a lodging tax proponent and opponent disagreed over whether renewing the tax is the best way to change that split.

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If voters reject the lodging tax in November it will spell the loss of $1 million to $2 million per year for both the town and county, sending officials on a search for ways to adapt to a thinner wallet without neglecting core responsibilities.

School Board

Hospital Board

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A sign posted in the waiting room of Teton Outpatient Services tells patients which local doctors are investors in the surgery center.

Sheriff

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With incumbent Sheriff Jim Whalen retiring, voters have three choices for a new law enforcement leader: Democrat Matt Carr, independent Slade Ross or Republican Michelle Weber. Responses from candidates were compiled from a questionnaire distributed by the News&Guide.

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Three candidates for Teton County sheriff debated diversity and bilingualism in the sheriff’s office, the pros and cons of an online inmate list and how to recruit and retain officers during an election forum Monday at Teton County Library.

WY House

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Mike Yin doesn’t love the term “blue wave.” But the surge of midterm Democratic victories that won his party the U.S. House of Representatives may also be responsible for carrying the 32-year-old Asian-American into the state Legislature.

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Teton County candidates for Wyoming Legislature raised significant amounts of cash heading into Tuesday’s general election. The race for Senate District 17 netted more money than any other Senate contest.

WY Senate

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Mike Yin doesn’t love the term “blue wave.” But the surge of midterm Democratic victories that won his party the U.S. House of Representatives may also be responsible for carrying the 32-year-old Asian-American into the state Legislature.

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Teton County candidates for Wyoming Legislature raised significant amounts of cash heading into Tuesday’s general election. The race for Senate District 17 netted more money than any other Senate contest.

State wide races

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Four candidates are in the race for Wyoming Governor: Republican Mark Gordon, Democrat Mary Throne, Rex Rammell, representing the Constitution party, and Lawrence Struempf, Libertarian.

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In the first of three presidential candidate fundraisers in Teton County this week, a team of high-profile Republican politicians and donors held a dinner Monday for Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.

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A team of high-profile Republican politicians and donors held a fundraiser Monday in Teton County to support President Trump’s reelection campaign.