Torrington, Wyo. June 15, 2022 — In an open letter to the public, Torrington City Council member Dr. Rick Patterson announced that he is ending his campaign for the office of Mayor of the City of Torrington.
“My current assignment as interim President of Eastern Wyoming College has reminded me of the huge commitment of time and energy required to be a successful administrator” said Dr. Patterson.
“In addition to my seat on the Torrington City Council, I currently serve on a local non-profit agency board, a state commission, and have been teaching as an adjunct instructor at EWC. I enjoy these roles and believe that service to the community is important. However, as mayor, it would be difficult, if not impossible to continue these other roles, to say nothing of limiting the time I have available for my family and our grandchildren.”
Dr. Patterson said that he will continue to work hard as a member of the City Council, and will cooperate with whoever is chosen as the next Mayor.
This year’s election includes positions for the City Council and the Mayor.