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he Governor of the State of Wyoming is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in Wyoming. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is term limited to two four-year terms in any 16 year span.

Current officer

The 32nd and current govenror is Matt Mead, a Republican elected in 2010.

His wife, Carol L. Mead, nee Mintzer, is the First Lady of Wyoming.


The state Constitution addresses the office of the governor in Article 4, the Executive Department.

Under Article 4, Section I:

The executive power shall be vested in a governor...


A candidate for governor must be:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • a resident of Wyoming for at least five years preceding the election
  • a qualified elector of Wyoming on the day of the election
  • at least 30 years old

Additionally, a sitting governor is ineligible for any other office.



See also: How gubernatorial vacancies are filled



The Governor is the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor does not have the power to create a law but does have the power to veto or reject a proposed law. The governor is responsible for presenting revenue and expenditure data along with a state budget recommendation to the Wyoming Legislature.

Other duties and privileges of the office include:


See also: Comparison of gubernatorial salaries

The governor's salary is set by law and may not be raised or diminished effective during the current term.

As of 2010, the Governor of Wyoming is paid $105,000 [ a year, the 40th highest gubernatorial salary in America.

Contact information

State Capitol
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0010


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