JACKSON, Wyo. — The turnout, oh the turnout. Whether by mail, early in-person or during the 12-hour Election Day window, the electorate turned out in droves for the 2020 General Election.
A total of 14,787 voters cast a ballot in this election out of 15,966 registered voters for a 92.6% turnout. It’s nearly 2,000 more votes than were cast in the last presidential election in 2016 when 12,795 total votes were tallied. It’s the most votes ever tallied in Teton County for any election.
With the exception of running out of physical ballots at a couple of locations, everything went smoothly, according to county clerk Maureen Murphy, who will wrap up her first general election late tonight.
Highlights included the sales tax voted down by a 7,401 (53%) to 6,546 (47%) margin.
At the town level, Jackson was going to have a new mayor regardless of Mayor Pete Muldoon choosing to vacate his seat for one on the town council. Hailey Morton Levinson will be that new Jackson mayor, easily outpacing challenger Michael Kudar, who launched a write-in campaign in the primary to get his name on the ballot in the general election.
The two open town council seats went to Jim Rooks and Jessica Sell Chambers. Missing the cut were Devon Viehman, 3rd top vote-getter, and Muldoon at the bottom of the four-candidate field.
The Board of County Commission saw no change. Both incumbents—Natalia D. Macker and Greg Epstein—held their seats. Behind them, the race was close between the two Republicans Pete Long and Christian Beckwith.
These results reflect the unofficial summary report from Teton County. Overall winners of statewide and district-wide races are not reflected:
|Teton County Commissioner|
|Natalia D. Macker (D)||6,647|
|Gregory W. Epstein (D)||5,149|
|Peter Long (R)||4,889|
|Christian Beckwith (R)||4,776|
|Wes Gardner (I)||3,391|
|Hailey Morton Levinson (D)||3,405|
|Michael Kudar (R)||2,140|
|Jessica Sell Chambers||2,574|
|Cynthia M. Lummis (R)||5,370|
|Merav Ben David (D)||9,030|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Lynnette Grey Bull (D)||8,628|
|Liz Cheney (R)||5,210|
|Richard Brubaker (L)||383|
|Jeff Haggit (C)||116|
|State House District 16 – Dem|
|Mike Yin (D)||4,237|
|State House District 23 – Dem|
|Andy Schwartz (D)||4,885|
|Teton County School District #1 Trustee|
|Conservation District Supervisor Urban|
|Conservation District Supervisor at Large|
|St. John’s Hospital District Trustee – 4 Year Term|
|C. Scott Gibson||6,720|
|St. John’s Hospital District Trustee – 2 Year Terms|
|Deborah C. Hopkins||9,159|
|Proposed General Penny Tax|
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