PLATTE COUNTY, WY—The votes have been cast, tabulated and the results have been posted—the 2018 general election is now a piece of history and the public has decided who will work for them across a wide spectrum of positions. The following information is taken from the Unofficial Results posted on the county’s website.
In the Guernsey mayor’s race, Nick Paustian slipped past Joe Michaels by a margin of just 28 votes. Paustian got 236 votes and Michaels pulled 208.
For Guernsey City Council, Kelly Augustyn (324) and Stephen H. Kelley (308) took the open chairs over Greg Martinez with 146 votes.
Newcomers Shawna Reichert and Luke Zapf will join the Platte County School District #2 Board, displacing incumbent member Angela Jones. Reichert had 335 votes, Zapf had 334 and Jones had 311.
Guernsey’s Rose Martinez will serve a four-year term on the Senior Service District 4 along with Ken Pasley. Pasley carried 1,904 votes, Martinez picked up 1,566 and Lana Nelson finished with 1,537.
With three seats available, Chuck Frederick will continue to serve on the hospital district board along with Rob Hellbaum and and Debbie Shanahan. Thomas Reddicks finished fourth with 1,470. Hellbaum received 2,118 votes, Frederick received 2.067 votes and Shanahan pulled 1,805.
In the Platte County Sheriff’s race, incumbent Clyde Harris will remain in office, defeating challenger Shane Clevenger by a margin of 2,923 to 625.
David Warner and Dennis Miller were re-elected to their Guernsey Rural Fire District seats.
Additional results are available on the county’s website. Go to: Plattecountywyoming.com/clerk/elections/results/2018General/Eection_Totals.pdf