WYOMING –Ed Buchanan announced over the weekend he wishes to continue as Secretary of State after being appointed by Gov. Matt Mead to finish out the term of Ed Murray. Buchanan told his fellow party members at the Wyoming Republican State Convention on Saturday he will actively campaign to keep the job.
“It was an honor to be appointed to the office of Secretary of State. I plan to start a statewide campaign to earn each and every one of your votes,” Buchanan said.
Buchanan was appointed Wyoming’s 22ndSecretary of State on March 1, 2018. The Secretary of State serves as the State’s Chief Elections Officer, Securities Commissioner, chairs the State Canvassing Board, and serves with Wyoming’s other statewide elected officials on the State Loan and Investment Board, the Board of Land Commissioners and the State Building Commission.
“As Secretary of State, I plan to make Wyoming’s government more transparent, more efficient, and more responsive for the people,” Buchanan added.
Secretary Buchanan grew up in Goshen County, Wyoming on his family’s farm and ranch on Rawhide Creek. As a graduate of the University of Wyoming and an Air Force veteran, Buchanan established and grew a successful business. He was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives and represented Goshen County for 10 years while continuing to run his business in Torrington. During this tenure in the legislature he served as Chairman of Judiciary, Majority Floor Leader, and as Speaker of the House.
Buchanan promised to provide a conservative voice in Cheyenne. “I pledge to serve and govern from sound Wyoming principles. Most of all, I pledge to be a public servant of whom you can be proud. Together we can move Wyoming forward with proven conservative leadership,” he said.
Secretary Buchanan enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He remains actively involved in his community. On free weekends he enjoys flying across the skies of Wyoming as a licensed pilot.
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