|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013-2014 FY Budget:||$66,852,245|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Wyoming Constitution, Article 4, Section 11|
|Assumed office:||November 2012|
|Next election:||November 6, 2018|
|Last election:||November 4, 2014|
|Other Wyoming Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditors: Auditor • Director • Superintendent of Education • Director of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
- 1 Current officeholder
- 2 Authority
- 3 Qualifications
- 4 Vacancies
- 5 Elections
- 6 Duties
- 7 Divisions
- 8 State budget
- 9 Compensation
- 10 Historical officeholders
- 11 State profile
- 12 Recent news
- 13 Contact information
- 14 See also
- 15 External links
- 16 References
The Wyoming Treasurer is an elected, executive position in the Wyoming state government. The treasurer is the state banker, responsible for keeping a detailed record of all withdrawals from and deposits to the state's accounts.
Article 4, Section 11:
|There shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the times and places of choosing members of the legislature, a secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, and superintendent of public instruction...|
|There shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the times and places of choosing members of the legislature, a secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, and superintendent of public instruction, who shall have attained the age of twenty-five (25) years respectively, shall be citizens of the United States, and shall have the qualifications of state electors...|
- at least twenty-five (25) years of age
- a citizen of the United States
- qualified as an elector in the state of Wyoming
Article 4, Section 7 of the state constitution grants the governor the authority to fill any office that becomes vacant, so long as there is not already a constitutional or legal method for filling the vacancy.
The office of treasurer is elected every four years, in mid-term election years. In Wyoming, treasurer elections are held in 2010, 2014, and 2016.
To view the electoral history dating back to 2002 for the office of Wyoming Treasurer, Click [show] to expand the section.
The treasurer is the chief banking officer of the state. They are responsible for receiving and investing all state funds and administering both the unclaimed property program and the CollegeInvest Wyoming Program. The treasurer serves on the following boards and commissioners:
- State Loan and Investment Board
- Board of Land Commissioners
- State Building Commission
- Wyoming Community Development Authority
- Board of Deposits
- State Canvassing Board
- Wyoming Retirement System Board of Directors
Title 9, Chapter 1, Article 4 of the Wyoming Code outlines the specific duties of the treasurer: "The state treasurer shall:
- Receive and keep all monies of the state not required by law to be received and kept by another state official;
- Pay all warrants duly and legally issued by the auditor so long as there are in his hands funds sufficient to pay the warrants;
- Keep a just, true and comprehensive account of all money received and disbursed;
- Have general responsibility for the management of state cash resources, including developing information in conjunction with the state auditor, to forecast the cash needs of the state."
There are two primary divisions within the office of the treasurer:
- The Investments and Banking Division manages over $13 billion in state funds, not including retirement funds. The state's portfolio is in "a diversified asset allocation based on modern portfolio theory to the extent allowed under law."
- The Unclaimed Property Division works to reunite unclaimed or abandoned property with its rightful owner or heir.
- See also: Wyoming state budget and finances
The budget for the State Treasurer's Office in Fiscal Year 2013-2014 is $66,852,245.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
See statutes: Title 9, Chapter 3 of the Wyoming Statutes
Title 9, Chapter 3, Article 1 (§9‑3-101) of the Wyoming Statutes sets the treasurer's annual salary at $92,000. The amount of compensation the treasurer receives is fixed by law, pursuant to Article 4, Section 13 of the Wyoming Constitution. Under this article, the salaries of the treasurer and other constitutionally specified executives "shall not be increased or diminished during the period for which they were elected, and all fees and profits arising from any of the said offices shall be covered into the state treasury."
In 2013, the treasurer's salary remained at $92,000.
|List of Former Officeholders from 1890-Present|
|1||Otto Gramm||1890 - 1895||Republican|
|2||Henry G. Hay||1895 - 1899||Republican|
|3||George E. Abbott||1899 - 1903||Republican|
|4||Henry G. Hay||1903 - 1903||Republican|
|5||William C. Irvine||1903 - 1907||Republican|
|6||Edward Gillette||1907 - 1911||Republican|
|7||John L. Baird||1911 - 1915||Republican|
|8||Herman B. Gates||1915 - 1919||Republican|
|9||A.D. Hoskins||1919 - 1923||Republican|
|10||J.M. Snyder||1923 - 1927||Republican|
|11||W.H. Edelman||1927 - 1931||Republican|
|12||H.R. Weston||1931 - 1935||Republican|
|13||J. Kirk Baldwin||1935 - 1939||Democratic|
|14||Mart T. Christensen||1939 - 1943||Republican|
|15||Earl Wright||1943 - 1947||Republican|
|16||C.J. “Doc” Rogers||1947 - 1951||Republican|
|17||J.R. Mitchell||1951 - 1952||Republican|
|18||Minnie A. Mitchell||1952 - 1955||Republican|
|19||CharlesB. Morgan||1955 - 1959||Republican|
|20||C.J. “Doc” Rogers||1959 - 1962||Republican|
|21||Richard J. Luman||1962 - 1963||Republican|
|22||Everett T. Copenhaver||1963 - 1967||Republican|
|23||Minnie A. Mitchell||1967 - 1971||Republican|
|24||James B. Griffith||1971 - 1975||Republican|
|25||Edwin J. Witzenburger||1975 - 1979||Republican|
|26||Shirley Wittler||1979 - 1982||Republican|
|27||Stan Smith||1983 - 1999||Republican|
|28||Cynthia M. Lummis||1999 - 2007||Republican|
|29||Joseph Meyer||2007 - 2012||Republican|
|30||Mark Gordon||2012 - Present||Republican|
There were 6 territorial treasurers of Wyoming between 1869 and 1890.
|List of Former Officeholders from 1869-1890|
|1||Luke Voorhees||1888 - 1890|
|2||William P. Gannett||1885 - 1888|
|3||Francis E. Warren||1879 - 1885|
|4||Amasa R. Converse||1877 - 1879|
|5||Stephen W. Downey||1872 - 1875|
|6||John W. Donnellan||1869 - 1872|
Wyoming's population in 2014 was 584,153 according to the United States Census Bureau. This estimate represented a 3.6 percent change from the bureau's 2010 estimate. The state's population per square mile was 5.8 in 2010, trailing the national average of 87.4. Wyoming experienced a 2.8 percent increase in total employment from 2011 to 2012 based on census data, exceeding a 2.2 percent increase at the national level during the same period.
Wyoming fell below the national average for residents who attained at least bachelor's degrees based on census data from 2009 to 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 24.7 percent of Wyoming residents aged 25 years and older attained bachelor's degrees compared to 28.8 percent at the national level. The median household income in Wyoming was $57,406 between 2009 and 2013 compared to a $53,046 national median income. Census information showed a 10.9 percent poverty rate in Wyoming during the study period compared to a 14.5 percent national poverty rate.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
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Wyoming State Treasurer's Office:
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Fax: 307-777-5411 E-mail: Treasury
- Office of Wyoming Governor, "Press Release" accessed November 29, 2012
- Wyoming News, "State treasurer, longtime state official Joe Meyer dies" accessed October 8, 2012
- Wyoming Constitution, Article 4, Section 11
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- Wyoming State Code, Title 9, Chapter 1, Article 4: Auditor and treasurer, accessed August 21, 2011
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- Wyoming Treasurer's Office, "Unclaimed property division," accessed August 21, 2011
- Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, "Department Budget Summary Office of the Governor 2013-2014," accessed April 2, 2013
- Wyoming Legislative Service Office, "Wyoming Statutes: Title 9 - Administration of Government: Chapter 3 - Compensatin and Benefits: Article 1 - Salaries and Expenses," accessed February 25, 2015
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 8, 2014
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- The Council of State Governments, "The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," accessed May 14, 2011
- Wyoming State Treasurer, "Former Wyoming State Treasurers," accessed August 5, 2013
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "Wyoming State Officers," accessed August 5, 2013
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- The American Presidency Project, "Presidential Elections Data," accessed April 3, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.