Laramie County Rep. Byrd to seek re-election

Today four term incumbent state legislator James Byrd (D) announced he would be seeking reelection to house district 44 of the Wyoming legislature. Byrd is currently completing his fourth elected term and holds the legislative leadership position of Minority Caucus Chair. “Now is not the time to leave the legislature when we are headed into a serious economic downturn in jobs and revenue from declining energy sectors," he said in a statement. "We need to take a hard look at how we support and encourage new business development in the state along with developing next generation markets for our existing energy and minerals portfolio. A diversified economy will be a strong and sustainable economy that will position Wyoming as a leader and example for the rest of the country.” *photo h/t LSO* #shortgo #news