The unusual decision, made behind closed doors, represents expanded politicization of gubernatorial appointment process.
Once a Democratic stronghold, Sweetwater County has shifted red. Politicos discuss the forces behind the transition.
Lawmakers have new company to help squash tax measures, slash education and state agency funding.
Local control argument falls to desire to exempt private schools from county zoning plans like public schools.
Republicans have already claimed half of the Wyoming House seats before a single ballot has been cast in the general election.