Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Four Points Press on March 16, 2022.
Seven candidates have filed to run for Big Horn County Sheriff, there will be fresh faces in the county attorney’s office, and two incumbents are facing an election against co-workers during this year’s mid-term county elections.
Pernell Floyd Brown, Orlene Howe, Darrell D. King, Chris Kortlander, Sasha Schuman, Robert “Frank” Simpson and Ronald Reece have all filed for sheriff, a position that will be vacated by incumbent Lawrence “Pete” Big Hair, who filed to run against Sidney “Chipper” Fitzpatrick in the County Commissioner District 2 race.
Hardin City Attorney Jordan Knudsen and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeanne Torske both filed to run for the County Attorney position, which will be vacated by Gerald “Jay” Harris, who is not running for re-election.
Deputy Coroner Richard “Rick” Kruger has filed to run against incumbent County Coroner Daryl Nordquist.
County Clerk Teresa Turnsplenty filed to run against incumbent County Clerk & Recorder Kimberly Yarlott
Uncontested candidates include Ernie Bear Don’t Walk for Justice of the Peace; John Small for Superintendent of Schools; and Denise Rios for Treasurer.