Patrick Goggles has been serving in the Wyoming House of Representatives since 2005. But at the end of the recent budget session, he announced that he won’t be seeking reelection in 2014. Goggles is a democrat from House District 33, which includes a piece of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Fremont County.
He’s the Legislature’s sole Native American lawmaker and his district is over 65-percent Indian. So far, two republicans have announced their intention to run for his seat, Daniel Cardenas and Jim Allen. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov spoke with Representative Goggles. She started out by asking him about what he saw as his accomplishments at the Capitol.