The Republican Central Committee meeting and leadership elections are over and the party leaders have returned home. Wyoming’s Republicans, meeting in Jackson over the weekend, elected former Albany County Party Chair Tammy Hooper as the state party’s new chairperson. Hooper won that post 38-26 over Casper radio morning show host Brian Gamroth – the only other contender for the position. Former Laramie County Republican Chairman Dicky Shanor was elected state vice-chairperson and Park County GOP Chair Geri Hockhalter was elected state party secretary. Meanwhile, the state’s Democrats held their party leadership elections in Casper, handing the chair over to Chuck Herz of Moose, the vice chairmanship to Laramie Mayor Jodi Guerin, Fremont County state committeeperson Sherry Shelley as party secretary, and Leslie Petersen of Jackson was named Treasurer.