Get to Know the New Officers

The Sheridan County Democratic party elections recently chose new leadership, state party appointments and updated strategic priorities during a social dinner at their March meeting. Please take a couple of minutes and get to know us.

MARTHA WRIGHT, CHAIRMAN – I’m relatively new to the Democratic party. My parents were Wyoming Republicans, at least on my mother’s side. I’d always kept my head in the sand. I thought my paternal grandfather was a Republican Senator for Campbell County in the 60’s. He was a proud Democrat. But all my life I’ve been inclusive, with a heart for the marginalized, the environment (how could I not growing up with the beauty of Wyoming?) childhood abuse, an advocate for choice and equality. Now I am surrounded by like-minded people who together – we can make a difference.

BECKY MIX, VICE-CHAIRMAN – I worked in other states as a CPA and later in non-profit hospital finance.  After retiring I came home to Wyoming and can say that Sheridan County truly is a community.  I am inspired through work with positive and knowledgeable volunteers in our community from the Wyoming Promise effort through the 2023 state session. We choose to do better for our citizens and our environment by demonstrating Democratic values such as compassion, equality and protecting the environment.  As Vice Chair I want to carry on the effort.

KATHY URBATCHKA, SECRETARY – I am relatively new to the Democratic party.  I have recently advocated for the efforts of the Wyoming Promise organization to get “dark money” out of politics.  For me, the Democratic Party represents civility, inclusivity, kindness, and respect for the environment.  These are all traits that I hope to portray and promote in my role.

BARBARA CHASE, TREASURER – I am honored to serve the Sheridan County Democratic Party as Treasurer.  I hope to project the message that Democrats are advocates for compassion, equality, inclusivity, opportunity, and civility. We are a small but dedicated group of folks from differing backgrounds, with a shared commitment to service and advocacy for the betterment of our fellow citizens, our community and the environment.

My career was spent in the mining industry, primarily in mine permitting, land-owner relations and reclamation.  Since retiring I have worked passionately with Wyoming Promise, advocating for limits on the influence of “dark money” in the political process. I am also proud to have advocated, (successfully!) along with many others, for Medicaid extension for new mothers.  Currently I also serve on the Board of Directors for the Powder River Basin Resource Council.

ROB DAVIDSON, STATE COMMITTEEMAN – I have a lifelong career in energy at the operations level and now in Public Lands advocacy. The Democratic Party is the best advocate for working families and individuals. I serve to build the best local party we can have to elect Democrats and get Sheridan back upright with its values. As State Committeeman, I am a voice for Sheridan County to the Wyoming Democratic Party and, ultimately, the National Democratic Committees. In addition, the work has allowed me to represent the voters of Sheridan County for open and fair elections through the County Clerk and our local Elections office. 

TRACY SPARTZ CAMPBELL, STATE COMMITTEEWOMAN – I moved to Wyoming from Alaska in 2019; my husband was born and raised in Wyoming and we decided to retire here. Professionally, I worked for over 30 years in the public sector serving and advocating for children and families in child protection and mental health services.  As the State Committeewoman, I am looking forward to advancing the needs of Wyomingites to improve health care access, supporting pro-choice initiatives and fair, equitable and respectful legislative outcomes for all.

JOANNE WESTBROOK, PRECINCT LEADER/COORDINATER – I was born in Sheridan, grew up on our family ranch and graduated from Tongue River H.S.  To me the philosophy and goals of grassroots Democrats can truly lift all in the community while preserving and respecting the environment.  Kindness and inclusiveness is an essential part of moving forward.  I want to see the people of Sheridan city and county become more informed, more engaged and more effective in making their passions and visions really happen.

For a list of our Precinct Leaders please go to the Get to Know the New Officers tab and click on the Officers and Precinct Committee People subtab. If you are interested in becoming a Precinct Committee Person you also go the Get to Know the New Officers tab and click on the Become a Precinct Committee Person subtab.