Schedule for Chamber Candidate Forum Announced; All Voters Invited to Attend

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee is hosting a Candidate Forum for primary election candidates in contested races on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 6 p.m. at the WYO Theater. All voters are encouraged to attend.

The forums provide an opportunity for those running in contested races for elected office in the Aug. 20, 2024, primary election to share information about themselves and their platforms. Each candidate will give a brief introduction, followed by a Q&A period and a closing statement.

The forum will host candidates for United States Senator, United States Representative, State Senator District 22, State Representative Districts 30 and 40, County Commissioners, City of Sheridan Mayor and Sheridan Councilmember.

Candidates confirming attendance and the order of appearance at the forum are as follows: United States Senator – Reid Rasner (Republican); United States Representative – Steven R. Helling (Republican); State Senator District 22 – Mark Jennings (Republican); State Representative District 30 – Tom Kelly (Republican) and Gail Symons (Republican); State Representative District 40 – Marilyn Connolly (Republican) and Mark Jones (Republican); County Commissioners (four-year term) – Michael R. Arzy (Republican), Lynn Custis (Republican), Nicholas George (Republican), Harley Shuck (Republican) and Lonnie Wright (Republican); County Commissioners (unexpired two-year term) – John Heyneman (Republican) and Holly Jennings (Republican); City of Sheridan Mayor – Rich Bridger; and Sheridan Councilmember – Steve Brantz, Bev Leichtnam and Scott Van Dorsten.

Questions for the candidates may be submitted in advance to the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee for the committee’s consideration. The deadline to submit questions is 5 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2024 . Questions should be emailed to or delivered to the Chamber office at 54 S. Main St. in Sheridan.

All questions will be asked by the moderator. Due to time limitations, no direct questions from the audience will be allowed.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The forum will be recorded and available on the Chamber’s YouTube channel and website within 48 hours.

For more information, contact the Chamber at (307) 672-2485.


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