Rep. Andy Schwartz

Rep. Andy Schwartz (left), D-Teton, chats with Rep. Mike Yin, D-Teton, during the 66th Wyoming Legislature in March 2021 in the Senate chamber inside the State Capitol in Cheyenne.

Rep. Andy Schwartz, a Democrat who has represented Wyoming’s District 23 since January 2015, will not run for re-election this fall.

Schwartz announced his first bid for the state Legislature in 2014 after serving for 12 years on the Teton County Board of County Commissioners.

His announcement that he won’t seek re-election to the state House of Representatives came at Saturday’s County Democratic Convention. On Sunday, Schwartz posted to social media that the decision was not easy.

“I am not going to pretend I do not have misgivings, but without going into the reasons, both personal and political, I am convinced it is the right thing to do,” he wrote.

Schwartz called for a new voice and a new face to represent Teton County in House District 23. Look for more on his decision in an upcoming edition of the Jackson Hole News&Guide.

Contact Sophia Boyd-Fliegel at county@jhnewsandguide.com 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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