Michelle Aldrich has announced she is running for another term as a Ward III representative on the Cheyenne City Council.

Incumbent Richard Johnson and challenger Mark Moody are also running for Ward III council seats. Two of the ward's three seats are on the ballot in 2024.

From her campaign news release:  "During her first term on the City Council, Aldrich has demonstrated her unwavering commitment to the community by serving most recently as Chairwoman of the Council Finance Committee. She has made communication a priority, always making herself available to community residents. She initiated a no-host coffee, a warm invitation for residents across Ward Three to visit with their representatives monthly. Aldrich has held community forums that have covered a wide range of topics, from on-street storage containers to Wyoming’s open meeting law. Her strong advocacy for citizen inclusion in discussions that may impact them is a testament to her dedication."

The release also touts what it says is her willingness to ask tough questions and fiscal conservatism as chair of the council Finance Committee. Her release quotes her as saying “Cheyenne is a great place to live and work. We must protect our quality of life while accommodating planned growth and development on our terms,

She is also the council representative for the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and the Metropolitan Planning Organization. Aldrich, a long-time educator, works for the Wyoming Department of Education as the Career and Technical Education Supervisor. She taught family and consumer sciences at Triumph High School fior 15 years.

You can learn more about Aldrich at her campaign Facebook page.

Wyoming's primary election is slated for August 20. Under Wyoming law, mayoral and city council elections are non-partisan. That means candidates do not affiliate with a political party and don't receive partisan nominations. Instead, the top two candidates for each open seat advance to the general election, assuming at least two people have filed to run. So with two Wrd III seats open, four candidates could advance in Ward III to the November General Election from the primary election.

Candidates have until May 31 to file to run in the primary.

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