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Nicolaysen, Laird, and Milne advance in Natrona County Commission race; Freel gets two-year spot

Dallas Laird, Peter Nicolaysen, and Jim Milne advance after the Republican primary for the Natrona County Commission (Greg Hirst, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — Three Republicans and one Democrat advanced in the Primary Election on Tuesday for three four-year seats on the Natrona County Commission. Current Vice Mayor Steve Freel won the Republican nomination for a two-year seat, for which no Democrat has yet filed.

In the Republican Primary, Republican Dallas Laird, a former Casper City Councilmember, led in votes to advance, according to preliminary results from the Natrona County Clerk’s Office. Incumbents Jim Milne and Peter Nicolaysen also garnered enough votes to advance.

Freel, who currently serves as vice mayor on the Casper City Council, defeated current Commissioner Rob Hendry, who has been a commissioner since 2006, and candidate Curt Simpson Jr. for the two-year spot.

Democrat Tom Radosevich, the only Democratic candidate who filed to run for a spot on the commission, will also advance to the General Election. Independent candidates have until Monday, Aug. 29 to file for placement on the General Election ballot.

Results from the Primary are unofficial until certified by local and state officials. Unofficial results in the race for the three seats available on the Natrona County Commission were as follows (asterisks denote incumbents):

Four-year spots (3 available)

Two-year term (one available):

Tom Radosevich (D): 531 (91.08%)

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Absentee voting for the General Election will begin on Sept. 23 and run through Nov. 7.

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