Learn More About Candidates Running for Local, Regional and Statewide Office

WEA Elections open April 6, 2020. All members receive an electronic ballot. 

FEATURED CANDIDATES

Click on a Featured Candidate's photo below to learn more!

Grady Hutcherson

Seeking:

WEA President

Kim Amen

Seeking:

WEA Vice President

Joy Fawcett

Seeking:

WEA Vice President

Mariah Learned

Seeking: 

SE Region  President

The 'Featured Candidates' section is paid advertising secured through the WEA Communications Department by candidates running for WEA office.

Grady Hutcherson

Seeking: WEA President

It has truly been an honor and a privilege serving as your WEA Vice President for the past 8 years. I am excited to be running for WEA President. I currently teach 2nd grade and have been an active and engaged member for the past 24 years. We are the WEA! Together we can and we will be successful.

Kim Amen

Seeking: WEA Vice President 

Together we can build a future where every single child regardless of their zip code has access to a great public education. Together we can build a future where our educators have the 
supports they need. If elected as your Vice President, I will continue to fight for you, our students and our association. 

Joy Fawcett

Seeking: WEA Vice President

As a local president, I have worked with members and buildings, to help develop strong working relationships. I have worked with other local and region presidents throughout my time with WEA. I want to help members become strong with knowledge, as well as locals and regions, because when members are strong we all benefit.

Christine Fitzgerald

Seeking: WEA ESP Statewide Representative and NEA RA State Delegate (Category 1)

Working hard for ESP in the state of Wyoming is a passion of mine. I am dedicated to getting ESP the respect and compensation they deserve. I ask for your vote so that I can continue the work that I have started.

Lydia Rayfield

Seeking: WEA Ethnic Minority Statewide Representative

Greetings Wyoming Educators,

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I am running for my second term as WEA’s Ethnic and Minority Representative. I recently organized a statewide social justice training. I am looking forward to continuing this work and creating a network of educators who can help teach, lead, and advocate for our underrepresented students.  

 

Together we can build a bright future rooted in equity and love.

 

Lydia Rayfield

Catherine Steinbock

Seeking: WEA Higher Education Statewide Representative

I have served as the higher education representative to the WEA Board for the past two years and I respectfully request your support for another term. One of my main goals for this next term is to increase WEA membership at the seven community colleges. I feel there is more work to accomplish and I would appreciate your support. 

Eberle Buhler

Seeking NEA RA State Delegate (Category 1)

As an ELA teacher, I am eager and curious to gain a better understanding of the workings of our national organization and enjoy the challenge of learning about policies and procedures.

Jennifer Gardner

Seeking: NEA RA State Delegate (Category 1) and Northwest Region Cluster Delegate to NEA RA

No candidate statement submitted.

Jennifer Hicks

Seeking: NEA RA State Delegate (Category 1)

As a past delegate at both Representative Assembly and Delegate Assembly. I am in awe of the collective power that teachers have in making a change and a difference for education. 

Madeline Martinez

Seeking: NEA RA State Delegate (Category 1)

I am so grateful to be a member and an ESP leader in our state. I am passionate about advocating for ESP’s rights and working to get the recognition we deserve. I have been a past delegate at DA and I leave more empowered each time I attend. I ask for your support in the opportunity to attend Representative Assembly to represent Wyoming!

Toni Orr

Seeking: NEA RA State Delegate (Category 1)

No candidate statement submitted.

Mariah Bovee

Seeking: NEA RA State ESP Cluster

No candidate statement submitted.

Jody Distler

Seeking: Central Region Representative

No candidate statement submitted.

Judy Crow

Seeking: Northeast Region President

No candidate statement submitted.

Annie Gripp

Seeking: Northeast Region President and Northeast Region Cluster Delegate to NEA RA

No candidate statement submitted.

Ralph Wensky

Seeking: Northwest Region President

In my few years as a member, I have grown so much. I have watched in awe as John Fabela has helped our region go from dormant to being excited and involved! I want to continue that trend. Greybull is centrally located, so I plan to continue the outreach that John has started, including regular Zoom meetings, and site visits to strengthen bonds between our districts and participation on the WEA board.

Jennifer Dare

Seeking: Northwest Region Cluster Delegate to NEA RA

No candidate statement submitted.

Jennifer Platt

Seeking: Northwest Region Cluster Delegate to NEA RA

No candidate statement submitted.

Mariah Learned

Seeking: Southeast Region President

Vote Mariah Learned for Southeast Region President! As a longtime member and leader in the Association I have made it a priority to put knowledge, care and compassion into action. If elected, I will continue to work to enhance educator engagement, develop future leaders and create a voice for all educators!

 

  • SER VP  2018-2020

  • Albany County EA Co-President 2017-2019, 2019-Current

  • 5 years as Albany County EA (Building) Rep

  • WEA Member (ESP and Teacher) in Albany County EA   

Danelle Moyte

Seeking: Southeast Region President

Danelle Moyte is from Cheyenne, Wyoming and running for the Southeast Region President.  She believes in the power of networking and sharing ideas.  She is not afraid to think outside the box and is passionate for work in social justice and advocating. 

 

If I get to serve our members as the Southeast Region President, I want to hear from you about how we can be a better team in education!

Bryon Lee

Seeking: Southeast Region Vice President

I am a school counselor during the day and a staunch advocate for education, well, all the time. I believe we in WEA value learning and educating with purpose. We are the voice for enhancing Wyoming, and I passionately share our valued voice in schools, in board meetings, and at the Capitol.

Brandi McCoid

Seeking: Southeast Region Vice President

No candidate statement submitted.

Tracy Clement

Seeking: Southeast Region Representative

No candidate statement submitted.

Rachel Gibson

Seeking: Southeast Region Representative

No candidate statement submitted.

Aaron Bahmer

Seeking: Southeast Region Cluster Delegate to NEA RA

No candidate statement submitted.

Alesia (Lisa) Robison

Seeking: Southwest Region Representative

No candidate statement submitted.

Madeline Trujillo-Hamel

Seeking: Southwest Region Representative

No candidate statement submitted.

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