May 26, 2022 Powell Tribune - by Dave Bonner
Nina Webber, candidate for the House District 24 Cody seat in the Legislature to represent west Cody, the North Fork and South Fork area, is hot after her opponent already.
Without calling Rep. Sandy Newsome, R-Cody, by name, Webber said the district has not had representation for nearly two terms now — the time Newsome has served as HD 24 representative.
“The rep there remains dark and out of touch to the point of not answering emails and does not appear in town meetings with other reps, nor does she attend Republican meetings,” Webber declared.
Newsome and Webber faced off in the 2020 HD 24 primary election, with Newsome winning and going on to be elected to her second term. The filing period for state legislative offices is open until May 27.
Webber lives on the North Fork. She is the GOP Wyoming National Committeewoman and the president of the Wyoming Federation of Republican Women.
Webber is a former Hot Springs County Clerk while living at Thermopolis. She has had previous business experiences as a land accounting manager at Gas Ventures, owners of a well service company in the Big Horn Basin, and nursing home administrator at Thermopolis.
Three objectives top her agenda as a legislative candidate: to request an audit of all state-funded entities; to work toward a cash-based state budget; to repeal outdated laws.
“I am doing surveys now and people are very upset about the huge escalation of property tax — some people will be taxed out of their home over this,” she said.
“Our HD 24 (rep) knew this was coming, but did nothing,” she said.
Of Newsome, she said further: “According to our Republican Platform, her voting record is lower than many Democrats. She is for issues that the majority of Park County citizens are dead against,” she said, ticking off marijuana, Medicaid expansion, and multiple new taxes.