There are three candidates running for Teton County Sheriff, but none face a contested primary. All three — Democrat Matt Carr, Republican Michelle Weber, and Independent Slade Ross — will advance to the general election.
Matt Carr: Undersheriff Matt Carr started working for the Teton County Sheriff’s Office in 1999 and oversees Teton County Search and Rescue. As sheriff, he says he’ll focus on fair, friendly and honest leadership. He’d like to see the sheriff’s office be more representative of the county’s population. He also wants to build stronger relationships with organizations like One22.
Michelle Weber: Currently a sergeant for the Jackson Police Department, Michelle Weber is an Army veteran and has worked as a police officer for over 13 years. She recently completed a professional development course at the FBI National Academy, says she has the experience to be sheriff and wants to make a difference in Teton County.
Slade Ross: Slade Ross is a Jackson Hole native and former Teton County Sheriff’s lieutenant. He says he’s running for sheriff to free the agency of political partisanship. Ross worked for the sheriff’s office for 19 years before a mysterious departure in February 2017.
He now works for Wyoming Landscape Contractors and says if he’s elected he will focus on freeing deputies to spend more time in the field, less at their desks.