Late filers make three for council

by nathan oster

Les Lowe and Jennifer Lowe entered the race for Greybull Town Council by filing their election papers at Town Hall on Friday — final day of the filing period for the Aug. 19 primary election.

They join Harry Richard Capen, who had entered the race earlier in the filing period.

Les Lowe made an unsuccessful run for the council in 2012, when Myles Foley and Clay Collingwood emerged victorious in the race for two open seats. Lowe is a lifetime Greybull resident and employed by Tim Kershner Construction.

Jennifer (Fink) Lowe graduating from GHS in 2001, and with the exception of one year spent attending college in Colorado, she’s spent her entire life in the community. The mother of a 1-year-old boy, she is a stay-at-home mom running because she feels there’s a need for more young people to have a say in the direction of the community.

Capen, who is semi retired, has lived in Greybull since 2003 and currently works as a driver for PTI. Prior to joining PTI, he sided and roofed houses throughout the western United States. He has never before sought public office.

The top four vote getters for the two council seats will advance to the general election.

So, too, will the mayoral candidates, Myles Foley and Bob Graham.

Graham, who has held the seat for the past 1 ½ years since the retirement of Frank Houk, said he is seeking another term because he wants to see a number of projects through to completion, including the recertification of the levee and the cleanup and development of the industrial park. His work career included time spent on the town’s public works crew and at TCT.

Foley, a downtown business owner, is challenging Graham for the post. He joined the council January of 2013 and win or lose, he’ll remain on the governing body as his current council term isn’t up until December of 2016. Foley is the owner of the Historic Hotel Greybull, which includes Mylo’s and The Speakeasy.