Newcastle, Wy –
A group of counties in Northeast Wyoming have a new State Senator. Chuck Townsend who works in the minerals industry and who has served in local government, will fill the Seat of Bill Barton who resigned because of health reasons. Townsend is already getting support from Republican Chairman Jim Willox who praised his small business background as an asset. He will represent the largest Senate district in the state, covering five counties in northeast Wyoming.