Shawn Johnson (Libertarian)
County Commissioner - - (391)
Casper, Wyoming 82604-5464
I was born in Casper, raised in the Denver area. I moved back to Casper in 2007 to take a job as a Deputy Sheriff. I am married to my wife Rebecca going on 3 years. I have 2 stepdaughters and 1 son along with a dog and 2 cats. I am currently working as a legal assistant while I finish law school. I am just over half way done with my law school program and expect to graduate in May of 2024.
Retired after 21 years in the Army National Guard as a Combat Medic and spent 1 year on a combat deployment to Iraq in 2003-2004
Spent 8 years on the Casper City Council serving as Vice Mayor in 2019
Served 4 years as the Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Wyoming
Served 13 years as a Deputy Sheriff in Natrona County from 2007-2020
Graduated from Westminster High School in Westminster, Colorado in 2001
Associate of Business in Business Administration from Casper College in 2016
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming in 2019
Halfway through my Juris Doctorate at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, MN (expected graduation 2024)
Community Activities and Memberships
Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Spent 8 years as a Casper City Councilman
Current Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Wyoming
Involved in politics at all levels
Why I am Running
I am running for office because I want to continue my service to my community. I recently moved, which required me to give up my City Council seat prematurely. I want to continue to serve and bring my fight for fiscal conservatism, and government accountability to the County Commission.
I want to ensure the county roads and recreational areas are up to standard, I want to make sure we are paying and treating our county employees fairly and remaining competitive so that we can recruit and retain only the best and well-qualified employees, and I want to ensure the budget is correctly prioritized.
We need to elect knowledgeable people who have the best interest of the people in mind; selfless people who seek only to serve others and not the interests of themselves. I ask voters to look at the service I have provided over two terms on the Casper City Council, 21 years in the military, and 13 years in law enforcement. Actions speak louder than words and my actions have shown a public servant hell-bent on ensuring that your rights remain intact, that the government stays where it belongs, and that your money is in good hands.
Top 3 Priorities
Prioritization of the budget
Ensure county employees are taken care of
Ensure Infrastructure is being taken care of