Democrats forward three to BCC

By on July 23, 2015

Jackson, Wyoming – Democratic leaders in Teton County have forwarded three names to county commissioners after interviewing more than 15 applicants last night to fill the seat vacated by Melissa Turley. The Board of County Commissioners will attempt to make their selection from the finalists at their regularly scheduled meeting on July 27.

Len Carlman, Natalia Macker, and Pheobe Stoner were chosen by party leaders to fill the remainder of Turley’s term, which runs through the end of next year.

Carlman is the executive director of the Snake River Fund. He was a partner in the Jackson law firm Hess Carlman D’Amours for many years. He also made a failed bid at the House District 16 seat in 2010.

Macker made her first foray into politics when she challenged Marti Halverson-R for the House District 22 seat in the Wyoming Legislature last year. Macker carried the vote in Teton County but lost, statewide, to Halverson by a narrow margin.

Stoner is a member of the Parks and Recreation board. She is the naturalist program director at Spring Creek Ranch.

Among the Democratic precinct officers who voted was businessman and developer Jay Varley, who recently sold some of his downtown property, across from the parking structure, to Marriott.

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