Cheyenne, Wyo. - State Treasurer Mark Gordon says he intends to run for Wyoming governor this year.
Gordon says he was waiting to make a formal announcement until after the Legislature and some other budgeting projects at the treasurer's office that he hoped to keep from being politicized. Gordon will become the first statewide elected official to enter the Republican primary field.
Other announced GOP candidates are Cheyenne attorney Harriet Hageman, Bill Dahlin of Sheridan, Taylor Haynes of Cheyenne, and Rex Rammell, of Rock Springs.
Mary Throne is a Democrat running in the democratic primary who currently lives in Cheyenne.
Sam Galeotos has also filed paperwork with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office. The Cheyenne businessman is the executive chairman of Green House Data.
The Casper Star Tribune reports that Department of Health Director Tom Forslund may also be considering entering the race.
Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray was expected to run until his sudden resignation earlier this month following two allegations of sexual misconduct.
The final term of current Wyoming governor, Matt Mead, ends this year.