Senate Finalists Named

Riverton, Wy – There are three finalists to replace Bob
Peck in the Wyoming Senate.
Peck died March 6 in Cheyenne after taking ill during this
year's legislative session. He was 82 years old. The Riverton
Republican's four-year term expires next year.
Yesterday (Wednesday), the Fremont County Republican Central
Committee chose three finalists from 15 candidates to finish the
Riverton Republican's term.
The names have been submitted to the Fremont County Commission.
They are:
-- Eli Bebout, a former Wyoming House speaker who ran for
governor in 2002, losing to Democrat Dave Freudenthal;
-- Lois Herbst, president of the Wyoming Stock Growers
-- Doug Thompson, chairman of the Fremont County Commission.
The commission is expected to choose Peck's replacement after
interviewing each of the three candidates Tuesday. Thompson says he
is NOT going to take part in the vote.