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Edward Buchanan
Wyoming State House, District 4
Former officeholder
In office
2003 - January 8, 2013
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming, 1990
Master'sUniversity of Colorado, 1994
J.D.University of Wyoming, 1998
Date of birth10/19/1967
Place of birthFort Lauderdale, FL
Office website
Edward A. Buchanan (b. October 19, 1967) is a former Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives. He represented District 4 from 2003 to 2013. Buchanan served as Treasurer of the Goshen County Republican Party from 2000 to 2002.He served as House Majority Whip from 2007 to 2008. Buchanan was the House Majority Floor Leader from 2009 to 2011. Buchanan served as the Speaker of the House, from 2011 to 2013.[1]

Buchanan was a Republican candidate for Wyoming Secretary of State in the 2014 elections.[2]

Buchanan earned his B.A. from the University of Wyoming in 1990. He went on to receive his M.A. from the University of Colorado in 1994. He then earned his J.D. from the University of Wyoming in 1998.

Buchanan was an Officer in the United States Air Force from 1990 to 1994. He then worked as an attorney for the Knudsen Law Office from 1998 to 2002. He has been an attorney for Edward A. Buchanan, Professional Corporation since 2002.[3]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Buchanan served on the following committees:


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Buchanan served on the following committees:



See also: Wyoming secretary of state election, 2014

Buchanan was running for election to the office of Wyoming Secretary of State. Buchanan lost the Republican nomination in the primary on August 19. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[2]

Primary results

Wyoming Secretary of State Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEd Murrary 36.8% 32,944
Edward Buchanan 34.9% 31,312
Pete Illoway 18.5% 16,596
Clark Stith 9.5% 8,511
Write-in votes 0.3% 274
Total Votes 89,637
Election Results via Wyoming Secretary of State.


See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Buchanan did not run for re-election in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 4.[4]


Buchanan was re-elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives, District 4. He was unopposed in the November 2, 2010 general election. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. [5][6]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 4, General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Buchanan (R) 2,727
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 4 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Buchanan (R) 1,836

Campaign donors


In 2010, Buchanan received $4,825 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Wyoming House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edward Buchanan's campaign in 2010
Conpac Contractors PAC$500
Williams Companies$500
Chevron Corp$400
Qwest Communications$300
Total Raised in 2010 $4,825


In 2008, Buchanan collected $3,600 in campaign contributions.[8] The four largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Wyoming Realtors Association $750
Williams Companies $600
Chevron Corporation $300
Questar $250


Wyoming Liberty Index

The Wyoming Liberty Index, a study created in 2003, issues a Scorecard that rates all final bills in the Wyoming State Legislature on whether the bills supported or hindered liberty. Legislators are also given a "liberty score" based on their voting patterns. The Wyoming Liberty Index 2012 report was issued on the 61st Legislature during the 2012 budget session. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates a higher level of "aye" votes on bills considered pro-liberty and "nay" votes on what the organization considers anti-liberty bills.[9] Buchanan received a score of 48% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 14th out of 61 members of the Wyoming House of Representatives. Although there are 60 members of the House, a 61st "hypothetical legislator" voting nay on every bill was also included.


Buchanan and his wife, Renee, have two children.

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Preceded by
Wyoming House of Representatives District 4
Succeeded by
Dan Kirkbride (R)