JACKSON, Wyo. — Alex Muromcew is in the running for an open seat on the Teton County Board of County Commissioners.

Muromcew, the current Planning Commission chair, said the focus of his governance will be lowering taxes and “reducing the high costs of living and doing business here in Teton County.”

“It is time for fresh ideas and new faces on the Teton County Commission,” Muromcew said. “I pledge to bring energy and a sense of urgency to addressing the challenges facing Teton County.  As chair of the Teton County Planning Commission, I am well versed in balancing growth and conservation, and I am uniquely suited to apply my experience at the County Commission level to promote development of affordable housing for our workers. As a community, we cannot afford four more years of the same.”

Muromcew entered as a write-in candidate for Wyoming’s House of Representatives in 2018. He was named chair of Teton County GOP in 2020 and is the current chair of the Teton county Planning Commission.

Muromcew is also on the board of the Jackson Hole Land Trust and Silicon Couloir.  He has volunteered his time as a ski patroller at Snow King, serves on the ski patrol board, and is an active member of Team Rubicon assisting the Teton County Department of Health through vaccination clinics held in 2021. 

Muromcew raised his four children in Jackson, two of whom were competitive Nordic ski racers with the Jackson Hole Ski Club.  He spent his career in institutional asset management most recently as a Managing Director at financial services firm TIAA where he managed $2 billion in global equities.

“We are a community first and a resort second,” Muromcew said. “We need to make sure our spending reflects those priorities.  Despite 50% increases in sales tax and property tax revenue over the past five years, many of our current elected officials want to raise taxes further.” 

Muromcew said he opposes any increase in the sales tax and will scrutinize all SPET proposals.

Other platforms for Muromcew’s campaign include opposition to relocating the fair grounds and updating the county’s water and septic standards and addressing the water quality crisis in Hoback Junction. 

Muromcew believes in “respecting and supporting” local law enforcement and first responders and believes that parents’ voices should be heard and respected in regards to their children’s education in our public schools. He also supports measures to provide resources to address mental health and substance abuse issues in the county.

Shannon is a Wyoming-raised writer and reporter. She just completed a master's in journalism from Boston University. Jackson shaped her into an outdoorswoman, but a love for language and the human condition compels her to write. She believes there's no story too small to tell nor adventure too small to take.