The current representative for Wyoming House District 59, Republican Bunky Loucks, is running for reelection and faces a democratic challenger in one of only two contested legislative races in Natrona County.

Loucks is a small businessman and outdoorsman. He also says he recognizes the extractive industries as vital to the state's financial health and wants to make sure they get the necessary supports.

"Coal, by itself, gives the state of Wyoming, in 2011, $1.1 billion dollars, and it's being attacked by the EPA and other groups. We really need to get behind our coal industry."

Listen here for the extended interview with Representative Bunky Loucks running for reelection to the legislative seat for Wyoming house District 59.