It has been a tough decision to decide whether to run for the Wyoming Legislature for a third term. Being in the Legislature has been a fantastic and humbling experience. After four years of service, I feel I need to concentrate on my personal life and my business. Now that my sons have grown, I would also relish the opportunity to have time to see them as they are moving on in their world. My business is also evolving, and I need to be present and responsible to the people I employ and for whom I work, and being gone the two months-plus for session and various committee meetings at this point in time cannot be balanced with my present professional responsibilities. This is a time to catch up and bear down on those
I spent all summer working with others toward getting Sublette County its own representative, and one of the reasons this decision is so hard is that I was really looking forward to working with whomever the newly elected representative turns out to be.
Even though I will not be representing House District 22 or 20, I still have good relationships and ties to legislators and the governorís office, and I hope to work toward passing legislation on natural gas as a transportation fuel. Wyoming needs to keep a clear forward-looking eye on its natural resource and mineral revenues in order to keep taxes on its citizens low. I would also like to see some legislation to incentivize energy efficiency in the school facilities, which would save the state money.
Should life take me in such a direction, I would certainly reconsider running again at a future point in time. Having learned what I have learned over the past four years, I feel that I could again contribute with much more insight into the process than I had at the
I look forward to continuing my work with the minerals committee, wildlife trust fund committee, select water committee, corporations committee and the brucellosis task force until my term expires.
As always, if anyone wishes to contact me about state level concerns, please do so.
Itís been an honor and a privilege to represent Sublette, Lincoln and Teton counties. I look forward to working with the newly elected representatives as a constituent. n
Rep. Jim Roscoe, HD 22