Big Piney-Marbleton holds Republican Party Precinct Caucus
Big Piney Caucus
Seven citizens attended the Republican Party caucus at the Big Piney Library on Tuesday, December 11th.
Sublette County, Wyoming
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
December 11, 2007
Sublette County held its Republican Party precinct caucuses on Tuesday, December 11th, at meeting places around the county. Because the county is so rural, town precincts combined to meet in Pinedale, Big Piney and Daniel. The Marbleton, Big Piney and Marbleton North precincts were held at the Big Piney Library with seven people attending representing the three precincts. Nancy Espenscheid served as Chairman for the Big Piney caucus.
The Daniel caucus combined Bondurant, Daniel and Cora, with four people attending at the Community Center. Pinedale included Boulder and Pinedale West, with 22 people attending in the Pinedale Library. The caucuses were open to all registered Republicans of Sublette County. Each caucus elected county convention delegates and resolutions/platforms were entertained.
The Sublette County Republican caucus will be held on January 5th at the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale. The State Republican convention will be held in May in Rock Springs. Wyoming is the first state in the country to hold their precinct caucuses for the upcoming Presidential election, jumping ahead of the traditional March caucuses in order to get the state more attention from the candidates.
The Democratic Party will hold its caucuses in March, 2008.
Republican delegates elected for the Big Piney/Marbleton/Marbleton North
1. Allene Dana
2. David Burnett
Alt 1. Judy Andrikopoulos
Alt 2. Taran Tolton
1. Zach Heydt
2. Tex Williams
Alt. 1. Lonnie Williams
Alt. 2. Zoel Blackmon
1. Betty Fear
2. Jacob Shafer
Alt. 1 Jennifer Shafer
Alt 2. Carrie Budd
A resolution was passed to suggest amending the bylaws to include a letter to be mailed not less than 10 days prior to the caucus, at the same time as public notice ad goes out, to give committee members more notice of the county caucus.
There were no discussions at the Big Piney caucus as to a preferred Presidential candidate.
On March 8th the Sublette County Republican Party will hold a Lincoln Day event to raise awareness of the party in the county. Senator Barrasso will be the keynote speaker. More details will be announced.
For more information, contact Sublette County Republican Party Chair Cat Urbigkit, 307-276-5393.
Cat Urbigkit contributed to this story