Sheridan County Commissioner Tom Ringley announced Thursday that he will seek a fourth term in office.
Ringley was elected in 2008 to fill one of two new commissioner positions approved by county voters in the general election that year.
He said he decided to run for a fourth term because he enjoys the work and serving the people of Sheridan County. He said he’s enjoyed being a part of a dedicated board of commissioners that provides the services mandated by the Wyoming State Legislature in a fair, impartial and apolitical way.
Ringley said with his experience and knowledge, he feels well positioned to continue to be a productive member of the board and contribute leadership for the next four years.
Ringley and his wife, Georgina, lived in Big Horn for 28 years but recently moved to Sheridan, where Ringley was mostly raised. He is a graduate of Sheridan High School and Sheridan College, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the George Washington University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama. After serving with the U.S. Air Force for 27 years, retiring with the rank of colonel, Ringley returned to the Sheridan area in 1990.
Before being elected commissioner in 2008, Ringley served as Sheridan County emergency management coordinator, facilities director of the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, and executive director of the Sheridan County Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Ringley has also served on many local boards, including the Sheridan-WYO-Rodeo board of which he is currently an emeritus member. He is author of four books on local area history and has written numerous articles and brochures for local media and historical and charitable organizations.
Ringley and his wife have three grown children, all living and working in the local area.