GILLETTE, Wyo. — Shay Lundvall and Nathan McLeland have won the top spots for Gillette Mayor and, along with eight Gillette City Council candidates, will advance to the General Election.
Lundvall and McLeland won their bids over candidate Jarik Dudley in the 2022 Primary Election, marking the end of the first leg on the campaign trail.
Lundvall led the race with 3,209 votes with McLeland close behind with 3,028 votes, according to the unofficial Primary Election results.
Gillette residents will now select between two existing council members, Lundvall the current city council president, and McLeland a former interim Gillette mayor, in choosing the next leader of the City of Gillette this fall.
In addition, Jim West came out on top in the primary election for the four-year seat for Ward I on the Gillette City Council with 1,204 votes ahead of Greg Schreurs’ 745.
Tricia Simonson beat out Ben Decker with 1,204 votes to 854 for the two-year Gillette City Council seat.
Mark Junek came in ahead of Tim Carsrud by only two votes, pulling in a total of 1,169 votes to Carsrud’s 1,167 for the four-year seat representing Ward II on the Gillette City Council.
Heidi Gross will advance to the General Election with 1,397 votes along with Ed Sisti, who got 670, in the race for the four-year seat for Ward III.
County 17 will provide additional coverage as the official Primary Election Results are released.
Correction: This story has been updated to reflect eight city council candidates are advancing to the General Election this fall. In non-partisan elections like the Gillette City Council, the two candidates with the highest vote counts advance.