- 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 (https://bit.ly/2b0BXe9 ) 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, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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