By Associated Press - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Cheyenne is set to make city history with its first female mayor as the two top contenders coming out of the city’s primary are women.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports ( ) that Lobbyist Marian Orr and Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Director Amy Surdam received the most votes Tuesday, securing 27 percent of the vote and 21 percent, respectively.

The results guarantee November’s general election will end Cheyenne’s 150-year streak of male leadership.

Orr and Surdam emerged from a crowded primary race with 10 announced candidates and one write-in candidate. The only other runners-up to secure double-digit percentages of the vote were former Republican State Representative Pete Illoway, with 18 percent and Ward 2 Councilman Jim Brown with 14 percent.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle,

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