WYOMING – Treasurer Mark Gordon-R easily defeated Mary Throne-D for the gubernatorial seat yesterday.
Gordon failed to take only two counties—Albany and Teton—enroute to a 136,339 to 55,984 victory. Rex Rammell-C scored 6,739 votes. Lawrence Gerard Struempf-L had 3,114.
“Words cannot express the heartfelt gratitude Jennie and I have for every single person across Wyoming who put their faith in us this evening,” Gordon said. “It’s been a long journey to get here tonight—over 60,000 miles since March to be exact—but I can say with a full heart that I am very proud of the race we have run.
“From the primary through the general, this race has brought out vigorous debate from all sides. I am grateful for that because we live in the greatest country on earth and citizenship demands rigorous debate. Because of it, the best ideas rise to the top. Now that the election has come to a close and the people of Wyoming have spoken, Jennie and I stand humbled by the trust you have put in us, yet we are ready to represent every citizen in this state. We raised our family here. We grew our businesses, coached kids, and gave back to our community here, because we love this state. No matter your background or who you voted for, know this—I am committed to you. Together we can build this great state and make sure it has a bright future.”
Gordon will assume office on January 7, 2019. He becomes Wyoming’s 33rd governor and the 19th Republican to hold the office. Gov. Matt Mead termed out after serving the state since 2011.
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