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Thu May 6, 2004
Legislators Weigh Fates
Laramie, Wy – About half of the state lawmakers who would have been term-limited this year say they are undecided about their political futures now that the law has been overturned.
According to the Associated Press three plan to run for re-election; two are retiring; five are undecided; and two could not be reached for comment.
Those who plan to run again include Senator Charles Scott of Casper and Representative Ross Diercks of Lusk.
Representative Wayne Johnson of Cheyenne plans to attempt a
switch from the House to the Senate. He will seek the seat currently held by Senator Rich Cathcart of Carpenter.
Two House members have definitely ruled out another term: Mike
Baker of Thermopolis and Clarene Law of Jackson.
In the list of undecideds are Senators Hank Coe of Cody, Bob
Peck of Riverton and Cathcart, along with Representatives Jim Hageman of Fort Laramie and Rodney "Pete"
Anderson of Pine Bluffs.
Senator April Brimmer Kunz of Cheyenne and Representative Frank Philp of Shoshoni couldn't be contacted.