Foster Friess talks public lands, civility in Bondurant
June 30, 2018
Over 90 people gathered at the Branding Iron Cafe on Wednesday night, June 27, to meet Republican Gubernatorial candidate Foster Friess. Sandwiched between Jackson and Pinedale, organizers Andrea Sarmek, Jennifer Jensen, and Valerie Music said it was the first campaign stop they could ever remember in Bondurant. "From the feedback that we’ve been getting, everybody thought it was great," Jennifer Jensen said. "With a population of just 100 people, we don’t get opportunities like this very often."
After a brief speech outlining Friess’ strategy to eliminate government waste and stabilize the budget by optimizing Wyoming’s existing businesses using the experience he gained while building a $15 billion company from the ground up, Friess opened the floor to questions.
Many of the questions focus on the public lands issue. While Friess said he wanted to reduce regulations holding back the state’s mineral potential, he noted that new developments must be done carefully so as to protect pristine wilderness areas. Jensen took particular note of Friess’ call for civility and kindness to build a more unified front in addressing Wyoming’s problems.