|Wyoming Secretary of State|
|January 3, 2007 - January 5, 2015|
|Predecessor||Joseph Meyer (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Wyoming State Auditor|
|1998 – 2006|
|Director, Wyoming Department of Commerce|
|Director, Wyoming Recreation Commission|
|High school||Janesville High School (1963)|
|Place of birth||Janesville, WI|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign contributions
- 5 Personal
- 6 Recent news
- 7 Contact Information
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
After directing nonprofit organizations for 23 years, Maxfield served as director of two cabinet level departments, the Wyoming Recreation Commission and the Wyoming Department of Commerce. In 1998 he was elected as the state's 18th Auditor. After serving two terms in that office he was easily elected as secretary of state in 2006 by a margin of 82 to 18 percent.
Maxfield was eligible for re-election in 2014, but he decided not to run for a third term. On January 5, 2015, Maxfield's second term expired and his elected successor Ed Murray (R) took over the office.
Maxfield was previously a YMCA director, a director of the Wyoming Recreation Commission from 1987-89 and the first appointed director of the Wyoming Department of Commerce from 1989-94. He was also the executive director of the Wyoming Make-A-Wish Foundation. Maxfield continues to serve as a financial consultant for a number of non-profit agencies in and outside the state of Wyoming, including United Way of Laramie County, Wyoming Children's Society, Crimestoppers, Wyoming Alzheimer's Association and the Special Olympics of Wyoming.
- Graduated from Joseph A. Craig High School (1963)
- Attended University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
- Attended University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wyoming Secretary of State (2007-2015)
After securing the Republican nomination, Maxfield was easily elected secretary of state in 2006. He won re-election in 2010. In March 2014, Maxfield announced that he would not run for a third term. On January 5, 2015, Maxfield was succeeded by Ed Murray, a fellow Republican who had won the seat in the 2014 election.
In June 2012, Maxfield served as acting governor for 12 days when Gov. Matt Mead (R) went to China for a conference. It was the fourth time in his political career that Maxfield had assumed the role, having done so three times under Gov. Dave Freudenthal. As Wyoming has no lieutenant governor, the secretary of state serves as acting-governor if the governor leaves the state, resigns, is impeached or dies.
Wyoming Auditor (1998-2006)
Maxfield was elected as the 18th State Auditor in 1998 and re-elected in 2002.
Wyoming Department of Commerce Director (1989-1994)
Maxfield served as Director of the Wyoming Department of Commerce from 1989 to 1994.
Wyoming Recreation Commission Director (1987-1989)
Maxfield served as Director of the Wyoming Recreation Commission from 1987-1989.
- 2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary
- Max Maxfield ran unopposed this contest
|Wyoming Secretary of State, General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Max Maxfield Incumbent||76.1%||140,087|
|Libertarian||Candice De Laat||4.4%||8,045|
|Election Results via Wyoming Secretary of State|
|2006 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary|
|Republican Party||Max Maxfield||53.8%|
|Republican Party||Mary Ann Collins||46.2%|
|Wyoming Secretary of State, General Election, 2006|
|Election Results via Wyoming Secretary of State|
On November 5, 2002, Max Maxfield won re-election to the office of Wyoming State Auditor. He defeated Mark O. Harris (D) in the general election.
|Wyoming State Auditor, 2002|
|Republican||Max Maxfield Incumbent||66.8%||119,857|
|Democratic||Mark O. Harris||33.2%||59,668|
|Election Results Via: Wyoming Secretary of State|
Comprehensive donor information for Max Maxfield is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Max Maxfield raised a total of $250,340 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 6, 2013.
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|Max Maxfield's Campaign Contributions|
Wyoming Secretary of State
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$5,210 (Dem)|
|Top 5 contributors||Republican||$5,000|
|Wyoming Realtors Association||$3,500|
|Wyoming Public Employees Association||$2,500|
|James V Mills||$2,000|
Maxfield and his wife, Gayla, a clinical social worker, have four adult children and two grandchildren. He is a certified Lay Speaker, past president of the Staff Parish Board and a Stephen Minister of the First United Methodist Church of Cheyenne.
In 2009, Max Maxfield was awarded the Web Marketing Association's WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development.
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Wyoming Secretary of State's Office
The Capitol Building, Room 106
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
Phone: (307) 777-7378
Fax: (307) 777-6217
- Wyoming secretary of state election, 2014
- Lieutenant Governor of Wyoming
- Wyoming Secretary of State
- Governor of Wyoming
- Attorney General of Wyoming
- Official Wyoming Secretary of State website
- National Association of Secretaries of State
- National Lieutenant Governors Association
- Project Vote Smart - Max Maxfield biography
- Max Maxfield on LinkedIn
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- Wyoming.gov, " Elected Officials," accessed April 27, 2013
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "Biography," accessed April 27, 2013
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "Wyoming general election – November 7, 2006," accessed April 27, 2013
- Casper Star-Tribune, "Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield won't seek re-election," March 18, 2014
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "About the Secretary," accessed January 6, 2015
- Casper Star Tribune, "Meet Wyoming's temporary governor: Max Maxfield," May 30, 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Secretary Max Maxfield's Biography," accessed April 27, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Max Maxfield," accessed May 6, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
- Max Maxfield, Wyoming Secretary of State wins 2009 WebAward
Joseph Meyer (R)
|Wyoming Secretary of State
2007 - 2015
| Succeeded by|
Ed Murray (R)