Wyoming Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Wyoming Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
August 19, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Matt Mead Republican Party
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Wyoming State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorSecretary of State
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor, Superintendent

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The Wyoming Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Matt Mead (R) is eligible to run for re-election.

Wyoming is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]


General election candidates

Lost in primary


  • Republican Party David Steger - former Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioner[6]
  • Republican Party Kevin Seney - Jackson businessman[7]

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 30 Filing deadline
August 19 Primary election
November 4 General election


Primary results

  • Republican primary
Wyoming Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Mead 54.8% 53,673
Taylor Haynes 32.2% 31,534
Cindy Hill 12.7% 12,463
Write-in votes 0.2% 215
Total Votes 97,885
Election Results Via:Wyoming Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.
  • Democratic primary

Pete Gosar won the Democratic nomination without opposition.

Race background

On January 29, 2013, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced that she was considering a bid for Governor of Wyoming in 2014. Hill, a Republican, was prompted to enter the race after incumbent Matt Mead signed a bill that relegates the elected office of state superintendent of education to a ceremonial position, reassigning leadership over the Department of Education to an education director post, selected by gubernatorial appointment. Hill subsequently filed a lawsuit against the state challenging the constitutionality of the law.[8] She said her decision to run for governor was driven by the swell of public support she has received in response to the lawsuit.[9]

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