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Commissioner Profiles

Wyoming Transportation Commissioners


Clair Anderson - Chairman

  • Photo of Clair AndersonClair Anderson, of Riverton, represents Commission District 7, which includes Converse, Fremont and Natrona counties. Anderson heads up Bonneville Transloaders, Inc. (BTI), a diversified transportation company that specializes in supporting the mineral and petroleum industries. Anderson started with BTI in 1986 as a truck driver and earned a series of promotions until becoming president in 2008. In total, he counts 43 years of experience in the trucking industry.

    Anderson is a native of Utah, where he graduated from high school and attended technical school. He is a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of the Rocky Mountain Employers’ Council. He has earned certification from Wyoming Business Leadership Institute and is a long-term member of the Wyoming Trucking Association (WTA), where he currently serves 2nd Vice President on the Board of Directors.

    Anderson enjoys hunting, fishing and golf during his free time. He and his wife Kathy have two grown children, also Riverton residents, who are involved in transportation and agricultural industries.

K. John Dooley - Vice Chair

  • Photo of K. John DooleyK. John Dooley, of Laramie, represents Commission District 2, which encompasses Albany, Carbon and Sweetwater counties. He is president of Dooley Oil, Inc., a family-owned and operated petroleum product distributor servicing clients in southeastern Wyoming and northern Colorado.

    Dooley, who was born in Casper, graduated from Laramie High School. He is a 1988 business administration graduate of Colorado State University.

    He has volunteered with the Albany County United Way, Laramie Economic Development Corp., Laramie Little League and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and he’s a board member of First National Bank of Wyoming. He and his wife Tracy have two children. Among spare-time pursuits, he counts fishing, golf and youth sports.
     

  • Mike Larson

    • Photo of Mike LarsonMike Larson, of Lusk, represents Commission District 6, which covers Crook, Niobrara and Weston counties. Larson is retired from a 35-year career as a manager with the Union Pacific Railroad's Engineering Department. With the exception of the first five years, he was based in Lusk for all of his time with U.P.R.R. He currently works part time as a consultant.

      He served 12 years on the Niobrara Conservation District Board, is treasurer at his church, and is a past recipient of the "Citizen of the Year" award from the local Chamber of Commerce.
       
      Larson, who was raised in Fremont, Neb., earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He and his wife, Shelly have four children. Larson enjoys outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, camping and skiing.
       

Bruce McCormack

  • Photo of Bruck McCormackBruce McCormack, of Cody, represents Commission District 5, which includes Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties. He is the long-time editor and publisher of the Cody Enterprise newspaper, and is a former co-owner of the newspaper.

    McCormack is a graduate of Memorial High School in Houston, Texas, and he earned a B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University in 1975. He has been involved in the newspaper business in Wyoming for the past 35 years, working in Rawlins, Cheyenne and Lander, prior to moving to Cody in 1984.

    McCormack is a member of the Wyoming Press Association and the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce, and is currently vice-chairman of the Park County Library Board. He has also volunteered with the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and has assisted with youth ski programs and tourism promotion in his community.
     

Bob Ruwart

  • Commissioner Bob Ruwart  Bob Ruwart, of Wheatland, represents Commission District 1, which includes Goshen, Platte and Laramie counties. Ruwart owns and operates Bob Ruwart Motors. He has an associate's degree in automotive marketing from Northwoods Institute, and moved to Wheatland in 1990 from his native Colorado to buy the business that now bears his name.

    He has chalked up extensive community service, with memberships and leadership positions with the Wheatland Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Platte County Chamber of Commerce, the Wheatland Economic Development Board, and the Wyoming Automobile Dealers Association. He is serving his second term on the Platte County Economic Development Board of Directors and is a member of an advisory board for the First State Bank of Wheatland.

    During his spare time, Ruwart enjoys snowmobiling and riding ATVs, and spending time at the mountain cabin that he and his wife, Rhonda, built.

Todd Seeton

  • Todd Seeton  Todd Seeton, of Jackson, represents Commission District 3, serving Lincoln, Sublette, Teton and Uinta counties. Seeton is an agency manager for Mountain West Farm Bureau Insurance. He has lived in Teton County for 26 years and joined Mountain West Farm Bureau in 1995. He and his wife, Laura, also operate Granite Management, which manages Granite Hot Springs and other recreational sites in Bridger-Teton National Forest.

    He is a long-term member of the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole and the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. Among favorite hobbies are outdoor activities with his family, hunting, fishing, backcountry skiing and golf.

Rick Newton

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    Rick Newton, of Buffalo, represents Commission District 4, covering Campbell, Johnson and Sheridan counties.  He is retired from a 35-year career as an educator, during which he served as a classroom teacher, principal and administrator.
     
    Newton earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education and a master's degree in educational administration, both from the University of Wyoming,  and he is a U.S. Army veteran. He has an extensive record of community and volunteer service, including affiliations with the Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, Wyoming High School Activities Association, YMCA. He is also a member of  St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Buffalo  and the Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association.
     
    Newton is a history buff, with focus on pioneer life, westward expansion and Native American culture. Among hobbies and interests, he lists skiing, golfing, reading, UW athletics and travel. 
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