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Saturday, August 21, 2010
Election results official
By Chris @ 1:20 AM :: 356 Views :: 1 Comments ::



The Albany County Canvassing Board certified Friday the unofficial results for the 2010 primary election.

The official results show that voter turnout was 6,580, with Democrats casting 2,727 votes (41.4 percent) and Republicans casting 3,679 (55.9 percent).

Write-in candidates have emerged in the county assessor, State House District 14 and State Senate District 9 races.

Democrat Craig C. Cook received 42 write-in votes and has accepted the nomination to run against Republican Kermit C. Brown for HD 14.

In the county assessor’s race, Cheri Frank received enough write-in votes from Republicans to challenge Democrat Grant C. Showacre if she accepts the nomination.

In an e-mail, Frank said she would not comment until the official results are posted and she is “notified officially of what the process involves.”

For SD 9, Republican Matthew L. Lundberg received more than the 25 write-in votes necessary to challenge Democrat Chris Rothfuss, who defeated Jodi Guerin in his party’s primary election.

Republican voters spelled Lundberg’s name six different ways on their ballots, which all added up to 29 write-in votes.

If the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office certifies his write-in candidacy, Lundberg said he would accept the Republican nomination for SD 9.

Lundberg said he agreed to a write-in campaign for SD 9 after dismissing a plan to run for House District 45 after Republican Matt Greene had filed for the seat.

“Some folks knew that I was thinking of running and knew that Senate District 9 would be unopposed, and asked if I’d be willing to run a write-in campaign,” he said. “I agreed to do that.”

A political newcomer, Lundberg said he is looking forward to campaigning and showing the voters that he is the best candidate for SD 9.

“It’s going to be a challenge, and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” he said. “I don’t know a lot about Chris Rothfuss, but I’m looking forward to debating issues with him.”

Lundberg said he is a building materials salesperson and lifelong Laramie resident.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Wyoming Legislature: SD 9 winner Rothfuss credits staff, volunteers
By Chris @ 1:45 AM :: 327 Views :: 1 Comments ::

By JOAN BARRON - Star-Tribune capital bureau | Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 12:45 am

CHEYENNE -- Chris Rothfuss credited his volunteers and organized staff after winning the Senate District 9 Democratic nomination Tuesday night.

The University of Wyoming instructor and chemical engineer won the primary election over Laramie Mayor and business owner Jodi Guerin.

With all 10 precincts reporting, Rothfuss carried 784 votes to Guerin's 510.

The seat is being vacated by Democrat Mike Massie, who is a candidate for state superintendent of public instruction.

No Republican filed for SD 9, which includes Albany County and most of Laramie.

Rothfuss said late Tuesday evening that his campaign workers canvassed all 2,000 voters in the district and talked to half of them.

"I had a lot of support from the election two years ago," Rothfuss said, referring to his loss to incumbent U.S. Senator Mike Enzi.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Vote today
By Chris @ 1:00 AM :: 346 Views :: 1 Comments ::


Polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. throughout Albany County
County clerk hopes contested races will boost voter turnout


... Laramie also has seven candidates running for seats in the Wyoming Legislature.

Democrats Chris Rothfuss and Jodi Guerin are vying for Senate District 9. Unless a write-in candidate emerges on the Republican side, the winner will be uncontested in the general election.

Democrat Cathy Connolly and Republicans Glenn Moniz and Kermit C. Brown are running unopposed in House districts 13, 46 and 14, respectively.

Democrat Seth Carson and Republican Matt Greene are running for House District 45. Both are unopposed in the primary election and — barring write-in candidates — will face each other in the general election.

People who either voted in the 2008 general election or who registered before Election Day do not need to bring picture identification, Gonzales said.

“As long as you’re already registered to vote we’ve seen your I.D. once, so it’s not necessary to see it again,” she said.

Voters who haven’t registered yet will need to bring a picture I.D. with them to the polls.

“They need to bring a picture identification with them, and they need to stop at the voter registration table because they’ll need to register to vote before they cast their ballot,” Gonzales said. “(Picture I.D.) could include a passport, a driver’s license or a student I.D.”

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
[LTE] Rothfuss is dedicated
By Chris @ 1:00 PM :: 346 Views :: 1 Comments ::


Tuesday, August 10, 2010 12:00 am 


I am writing to express my unreserved support for Chris Rothfuss for Wyoming Senate District 9. Two years ago when Chris and I both ran for United States Senate, I had the pleasure of getting to know Chris as a person and as a politician. I can say that I have rarely met a more intelligent and dedicated public servant. After serving in the U.S. Department of State as a science adviser and diplomat, Chris could have chosen to make a career for himself working inside the Beltway, but he instead chose to return to his Wyoming roots to put his knowledge and expertise to work for the people of Wyoming. Chris Rothfuss truly cares about Wyoming and its people.

Wyoming's economy is built on the energy industry. Chris' background as a chemical engineer and science adviser make him uniquely qualified to help guide Wyoming's economy through these difficult times. Wyoming deserves political leadership from experts who truly understand the intricacies of the energy industry rather than the empty rhetoric we are used to from so many politicians. Chris Rothfuss is that leader.

Further, the Chris Rothfuss I know is a good husband and father. He's a contributing member of his local community as a professor at the University of Wyoming. He's a considerate and thoughtful person who has the strength of character to fight for his constituency in Cheyenne. It was my pleasure and my honor to get to know Chris Rothfuss. I hope that in the days and weeks ahead the people of Wyoming Senate District 9 will get to know Chris Rothfuss, because the more they learn about him the more they will grow to respect and admire him, just as I have. Chris Rothfuss is the right person for the job and I am happy to endorse his candidacy for State Senate.


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Sunday, August 08, 2010
Democrats vie to succeed Massie in Wyoming Senate District 9
By Chris @ 1:45 AM :: 361 Views :: 1 Comments ::

By JEREMY PELZER - Star-Tribune staff writer | Posted: Sunday, August 8, 2010 12:45 am

CHEYENNE—In a year when Wyoming Democrats have struggled to find candidates – from governor on down – two A-list names are squaring off in the Senate District 9 Democratic primary.

Laramie Mayor Jodi Guerin and 2008 U.S. Senate nominee Chris Rothfuss are both aiming to succeed state Sen. Mike Massie, D-Laramie, who’s leaving the Senate after 12 years in office to run for state superintendent of public instruction.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
District 9 candidates tackle local issues
By Chris @ 1:00 AM :: 311 Views :: 1 Comments ::



Albany County Sentate District 9 candidates Jodi Guerin and Chris Rothfuss participated in the League of Women Voters forum Thursday at the Albany County Public Library.

Both are running as Democrats. No Republican candidate filed for the seat, so the primary winner will likely be elected in the general election. A write-in Republican candidate would need to receive 25 votes to be placed on the general election ballot.

Guerin and Rothfuss answered questions Thursday, beginning with one about Albany County’s considerable wind resources.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010
An upscale rural zip code
By Chris @ 1:00 AM :: 311 Views :: 1 Comments ::

by JOAN BARRON | Casper Star Tribune - Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010 12:00 am

The two former candidates for federal office are Chris Rothfuss of Laramie and Bill Winney of Bondurant in Sublette County.

Rothfuss, a Democrat and a chemical engineer, ran for the U.S. Senate two years ago and lost to Republican Sen. Mike Enzi.

At that time, Rothfuss said, according to his website, people from throughout the state, including Democrats, independents "and even Republicans" asked him to consider running for the Wyoming Legislature this year. They told him the state needed his expertise as a chemical engineer "to help shape our state's energy future," and encouraged him to stay in Wyoming politics.

Rothfuss will face Jodi Guerin in the Democratic primary for SD 09.

The seat is now held by Sen. Mike Massie who is running for state superintendent of public instruction. No Republicans have filed for SD 09.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010
Most incumbent legislators will go unchallenged
By Chris @ 1:00 AM :: 344 Views :: 1 Comments ::



With the passage of Friday’s deadline to file a candidacy for public office, most incumbent state legislators representing Laramie and Albany County will go unchallenged. Incumbent representatives Cathy Connolly, a Democrat representing House District 13; Kermit Brown, a Republican representing House District 14; and Glen Moniz, a Republican representing House District 46, all filed paperwork with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office to run again.

Incumbent Democrat Seth Carson, representing House District 45, also filed for reelection. Carson will go unchallenged until the November general election, when he will face off against the only Republican to file for House District 45, Matthias Greene.

Senate District 9 saw two Democratic candidates file — Chris Rothfuss and Jodi Guerin. No Republicans filed.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Candidates have one week left to file
By Chris @ 1:00 AM :: 313 Views :: 1 Comments ::



For state legislature, Democrats Chris Rothfuss and Jodi Guerin have filed to run in Senate District Nine. In Senate District 11, which includes a small portion of Albany County, Republicans Blake Waldrop, Larry Hicks and Sue Hewitt have filed.  Democrat Jim Elliott has also filed to run for senate District 11.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
State Senate Candidate Rothfuss Attends State Democratic Convention
By Matt @ 8:02 PM :: 874 Views :: 3 Comments ::

Chris Rothfuss had an inspiring time at the 2010 Wyoming State Democratic Convention.

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