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Jensen upsets Sutherland for Ward I seat on Casper City Council

Casper City Council candidate Gena Jensen (Gregory Hirst, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — Challenger Gena Jensen has upset incumbent Casper City Councilmember Jai-Ayla Sutherland for a four-year term representing Ward I.

Jenson, executive director of National Historic Trails Center and member of the Chamber of Commerce, touted her experience in networking and advocated for continued partnerships with business leaders during the campaign.

Sutherland was initially appointed to the City Council in 2021 after the resignation of former Councilmember Khrystyn Lutz, who stepped down because her family was moving to Lander.

Unofficial results from the Natrona County Clerk’s Office were as follows:

  • Gena Jensen (54.49%)
  • Jai-Ayla Sutherland (appointed in 2021) (43.81%)

Results are unofficial until certified by local and state officials.


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