Lance Oviatt running for County Clerk

Lance Oviatt has filed to run for the position of Lincoln County Clerk. He loves living and working in Wyoming. Lance was raised south of Idaho Falls, Idaho, in the small farming community of Shelley, where he learned to work hard moving irrigation pipe and helping on local potato farms.

Lance has worked in Wyoming’s court system as an official court reporter for almost 15 years.

“It has been my honor to have been selected by my fellow court reporters to serve six of those years as the president of the Wyoming Professional Court Reporters Association,” Oviatt said.

Mr. Oviatt began his career working in Soda Springs, Idaho, in the Caribou County District Court. He also served four years as the president of the Idaho Court Reporters Association.

“While living in Soda Springs I also served as the Vice Chairman of the County Republican Party and the Chairman of the Caribou Memorial Hospital Board,” Oviatt said.

Mr. Oviatt also has a background in technology, having had a small business building and repairing computers as well as installing wireless internet and doing some network maintenance. He plans on utilizing those skills to make the Clerk’s office more cost efficient and improve services, including making it easier to vote.

Lance has been working with the Lincoln County Treasurer’s office on a plan to bring the ability for our citizens to take care of county business, such as the licensing of vehicles, to more of our local communities rather than having to drive to Kemmerer or Afton.

“I believe government should be limited and accountable to those it serves,” Oviatt said. “I also am a firm believer that the government that works best is the government that is closest to the people. I am dedicated to spending time in both Star Valley and in Kemmerer every week. I think it is important for elected officials to be easily accessible.

“I work hard and want to work hard to serve the people of Lincoln County as your next County Clerk,” Oviatt continued. “I have the experience and leadership skills needed for the job. Ensuring that records are kept accurately and are accessible to the public has always been an important part of my work as a court reporter. As a court reporter I think of myself as a guardian of the record and I would bring that ethic with me to the job of Lincoln County Clerk. I would humbly ask for your vote and support.”

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