Luther Propst bids for County Commissioner

JACKSON, WY— Luther Probst has announced his candidacy for Teton County Commissioner in 2018.

Probst has worked in conservation and wildlife protection for 25 years. He currently serves on the board of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, SHIFT, and the Outdoor Alliance. He says he plans to run a “robust” campaign and “hopes to meet as many people in the community as possible to hear about issues important to them,” according to a press release.

“Teton County is a special place. Let’s plan for the future with that in mind, and let’s take action starting with the vision adopted in the county’s Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2012,” Propst said.

Propst has outlined six key principles as “benchmarks” for decision making. “As a consultant and advocate all over the West, I have helped communities evaluate their planning strategies by using these filters: accept and guide change, grow intelligently, cooperate closely, keep decisions local, take action on priorities, and find ways to support the local workforce,” Propst said.

Propst sees four immediate and long-term challenges that Teton County faces: giving the workforce a fair chance to live in the community where they work, improved transit options for commuters, protecting our public lands and wildlife, and finding local revenue to support essential social services in the face of decreasing state funding. “I do not want to see Jackson become merely a tax haven with empty homes or a stop over for visitors ticking park visits off their list. As your County Commissioner, I will use my experience and expertise to ensure that Teton County has a sustainable future and remains a community first,” he said.

For more information about Luther for Teton County Commissioner visit

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