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The two-week filing period for state, city and county elected offices begins May 14.

Among the open positions this year are two seats on the Buffalo City Council and one seat on the Johnson County Commission, according to Deputy County Clerk Jane Carr. All the positions are four-year terms.

On the City Council, filing will open for the seats currently filled by Travis Lawrence and Scott Madsen, who are both completing their first terms on the council. Madsen told the Buffalo Bulletin that he plans to file for a second term, while Lawrence said that he is undecided.

On the Johnson County Commission, filing will open for the seat currently occupied by Commissioner Bob Perry, who is completing his first term on the commission. Perry told the Bulletin that he plans to file for a second term.

It is also the filing period for party primaries for the state House of Representatives and Wyoming Senate. 

Richard Tass, R-Buffalo, is completing his first term as the representative from House District 40. Tass told the Bulletin that he plans to file for a second term.

Voters will also choose a senator to represent them in Senate District 22. That seat is currently held by Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, who has served in the Senate since 2014 and plans to seek another term.

In addition to the commission and council seats, filing has also opened for a host of precinct committee person positions, Carr said.

Filing for inclusion on the primary election ballot will close on May 29, Carr said.

The city, county and committeeperson races will be included on the ballot for the primary election, which will be held on Aug. 18, Carr said. Voter registration for the primary election will close on Aug. 3.

Filing dates for open seats on the school board, hospital board and special district boards are Aug. 5 to 24, Carr said.

Stephen Dow covers a variety of beats for the Buffalo Bulletin including the Johnson County Commissioners and JCSD #1. Stephen is a Billings native who joined the Bulletin in 2016.

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