Blake announces bid for re-election as state representative for house district 39

(Release) Stan Blake, Democrat, is announcing his bid for re-election to the Wyoming House of Representatives District 39.

“I wish to say it has been a humbling experience, and an honor to represent the citizens of Green River, Rock Springs, Jamestown and other parts of Sweetwater County that are in House District 39."

Blake is employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a switchman. He is a member of the SMART-Union, Transportation Division, Local 1857. Blake has also worked as a welder and ironworker in his 57 years in Wyoming, the last 24 in Green River. Blake is also a proud member of the National Rifle Association, receiving an A rating in past elections. Blake is also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 2350 of Green River.

For the past eight years, Blake has served on the House Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee and the House Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee.

In 2009, he was appointed to the Select Water Committee. In 2013, he was placed on the Select Federal Natural Resource Management Committee.

Serving on the Agriculture and the Select Water Committees, Blake has seen firsthand the attempts to divert water from the Green River.

Aaron Million is back in the news again. On Feb. 13 2014, he requested to be given first consideration for a contract on 165,000-acre feet of Flaming Gorge Water for a proposed privately financed and constructed Trans Basin diversion project with the Bureau of Reclamation. “We need to stay vigilant for other attempts like this to divert our water,” he said.

Serving on the Agriculture Committee and the Select Federal Natural Resource Management Committee, Blake has seen the Federal government wanting to restrict even more access and use of the public lands.

“I will work to keep our lands open and available for multiple use. Historic use of our Federal Lands should not be changed, such as grazing allotments,” he said.

Another issue Blake supports and will strive to see completed, is the Jamestown/Rio Vista water project.“The citizens of this area need to have a new water-delivery system,” he said.

Sitting on the Select Water Committee, Blake will do all he can to secure this project.

Serving on the Highways, Transportation and Military Affairs Committee, he has seen our National Guard and Reserves become the best trained in the nation. Camp Guernsey is one of the premier training sites in the United States. Blake will continue to support the troops and their families.

In 2012, Blake was the main sponsor on the Gold Star License plate bill, HB22, which expanded eligibility for family members who have lost loved ones due to military service. That year, he was given the Legislative Support award from the Wyoming Veterans Commission. “Representative Blake has consistently supported Wyoming Veterans and their families throughout his tenure” is on the award. He will continue to support Veterans in Wyoming.

Blake has also received an award from the Wyoming Highway Patrol Association “for support of the Men and Women of the Highway Patrol.”

Blake values integrity, common sense, transparency in government and working across party lines to do what’s right for Wyoming. He is a staunch supporter of Second Amendment rights, and individual privacy.

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