Semlek won’t seek seventh term

Mark Semlek
Mark Semlek

After 12 years of service in the Wyoming House of Representatives, Mark Semlek has announced that he will not be seeking a seventh term.

“I have decided not to seek re-election to the House District 01 Seat to the Wyoming State Legislature,” he says.

“At the end of 2014, I will have completed six terms. It has been an immense privilege to serve the citizens of Crook and Weston Counties for the past 12 years as your Representative to the Wyoming State House. In a representative democracy, it is a great honor to be chosen and trusted to be the voice of the people who elected you.”

During his most recent term, Representative Semlek has served on several committees, including for Revenue and Joint Revenue. He has also held the chair of the Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee and the Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee.

He will complete his responsibilities on these committees until his term expires at the end of the year, he says.

“I have a great respect for all of you in this House District. You have always been a source of encouragement to me and your wisdom and insight help guide my legislative initiatives,” says the representative.

“For twenty three of the last thirty years, I have been honored to hold elected public offices in Crook County as a School District Trustee for four years, a County Commissioner for seven years and finally as a State Representative for twelve years.”

At present, Representative Semlek has no plans to continue his political career.

“At the completion of my term, I will turn my attention and time back to my family who has made it possible for me to serve as an elected official,” he says.