Vogelheim runs for state representative, House District 23

Paul Vogelheim, who served as a Teton County Commissioner for a decade, is running for Wyoming's House of Representatives in District 23. 

Paul Vogelheim, a finance and manufacturing industry veteran and former chair of the Teton County Board of County Commissioners, announced Wednesday that he is running for the Wyoming House of Representatives.

The Teton County Republican is looking to win House District 23, a seat held by Democrat Andy Schwartz who is reaching the end of his term and has announced he will not run again.

Vogelheim served more than a decade on the Board of County Commissioners, including as the chair.

He serves on the boards of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, One 22: Resource Center and Jackson Cupboard, the Saint John’s Health Foundation, The Center for the Secret of Peace in Rwanda, ConservAmerica and the Jackson Hole Friends of Scouting.

In announcing his run, Vogelheim said that in Cheyenne he would advocate for renewable energy and for Teton County’s housing, schools and infrastructure.

“As a state, Wyoming is facing a number of challenges including a significant budget shortfall driven by the reduction of use of our fossil fuels including coal, oil and natural gas,” Vogelheim said in a press release.

“This moment in time presents a unique opportunity for Wyoming to lead the way in the clean energy solutions,” he said. “Here in Teton County, we know the importance of conservation and utilizing renewable energy — key tenets I’d like to see us embrace statewide.”

Contact Sophia Boyd-Fliegel at county@jhnewsandguide or 307-732-7063.

Sophia covers county politics, housing, and workforce issues. A Pacific Coast devotee, she grew up in Washington, studied in California and has worked in Oregon and Alaska.

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