Wyoming state Rep Roy Edwards dies of undisclosed illness
GILLETTE, WYO. (AP) – A fellow lawmaker says Wyoming state Rep. Roy Edwards of Gillette died of an undisclosed illness a day before the general election.
Edwards, a Republican, was running unopposed for a fourth, two-year term. He was 66.
Fellow Gillette lawmaker Rep. Scott Clem said Edwards died Monday.
The local Republican Party precinct committee will select three people qualified to fill the vacancy and the Campbell County Commission will pick one of the three to serve in the House.
Wyoming’s governor ordered the state flag at the Capitol to be flown at half staff.