Today (May 16) marks the start of the filing period for candidates for Wyoming's 2024 primary election.

Statewide offices on the ballot this year include the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican John Barrasso, a long-time incumbent. Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Harriet Hageman, who was elected to her first term 1n 2022,  is also on the ballot. The Senate seat is up for election every 6 years while the U.S. House seats are on the ballot every two years.

All even-numbered Senate seats are on the ballot this year in the Wyoming Legislature. Those terms run for four years. Every State House seat is also up for election, with those seats carrying two-year terms.

Laramie, Albany County Seats On the Ballot In 2024

For Albany County, that means the Senate District 10 seat currently held by Dan Furphy, who says he is not running for re-election, is on the ballot. Also up for election from Albany County are State House Seats 13, 14, 45 and 46.
The Albany County Commission seat currently held by Democrat Sue Ibarra is also up for election in 2024, as are a total of five Laramie City Council seats--two each in Wards I an II and one more in Ward Three.
Under Wyoming law local city council races are non-partisan, meaning candidates do not formally affiliate with a political party and are not nominated by the parties. Instead the two top vote getters in the primary election advance to the general election.
Wyoming's Primary Election is scheduled for August 20, 2024. The 2024 General Election for Wyoming and the entire country will be held on November 5, 2024.

Historic Wyoming Hotels

Wyoming's once wild west also incorporated a little luxury. Several fine hotels dotted the state, along trade routes and railroad lines. They have rich histories, and of course, ghost legends.

Gallery Credit: Nicole Sherwood

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