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As governor, Mead is responsible for appointing judges to [[Judgepedia:Courts in Wyoming|Wyoming state courts]]. In Wyoming, the governor makes appointments following recommendations by the [[Judgepedia:Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission|Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission]]. For an up-to-date list of all of Mead's appointees, see [[Judgepedia:Judges appointed by Matt Mead|Judgepedia's page on his appointments]].
 
As governor, Mead is responsible for appointing judges to [[Judgepedia:Courts in Wyoming|Wyoming state courts]]. In Wyoming, the governor makes appointments following recommendations by the [[Judgepedia:Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission|Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission]]. For an up-to-date list of all of Mead's appointees, see [[Judgepedia:Judges appointed by Matt Mead|Judgepedia's page on his appointments]].
  
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In response to the December 13, 2010 [[Judgepedia:United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia|Eastern District of Virginia]] ruling on [[Ken Cuccinelli]]'s suit challenging the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law, [[Wyoming Governor|Governor]]-elect Mead said:
 
In response to the December 13, 2010 [[Judgepedia:United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia|Eastern District of Virginia]] ruling on [[Ken Cuccinelli]]'s suit challenging the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law, [[Wyoming Governor|Governor]]-elect Mead said:
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“Congress has limits on its authority,” said the Governor-Elect, and he reaffirmed that his attorney general will immediately seek to join a Florida lawsuit in which 20 states are involved challenging the Congress’s power. He cautioned, however, that today’s ruling “is not the final step” in the process, and that the issue will likely be resolved by the Supreme Court. He said that he hopes for a quick decision so that states can plan as they go forward.<ref>[http://wyoming.watchdog.org/2010/12/14/governor-elect-meads-reaction-to-health-care-ruling/ "Governor-Elect Mead’s Reaction to Health Care Ruling," ''Wyoming Reporter'', December 14, 2010]</ref>
 
“Congress has limits on its authority,” said the Governor-Elect, and he reaffirmed that his attorney general will immediately seek to join a Florida lawsuit in which 20 states are involved challenging the Congress’s power. He cautioned, however, that today’s ruling “is not the final step” in the process, and that the issue will likely be resolved by the Supreme Court. He said that he hopes for a quick decision so that states can plan as they go forward.<ref>[http://wyoming.watchdog.org/2010/12/14/governor-elect-meads-reaction-to-health-care-ruling/ "Governor-Elect Mead’s Reaction to Health Care Ruling," ''Wyoming Reporter'', December 14, 2010]</ref>
  
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The federal government approved Wyoming’s electronic exchange of health information plan in April 2011. This sign-off releases about $4.3 million over four years to support the exchange of electronic health information between health-care providers across Wyoming.
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The federal government approved Wyoming’s electronic exchange of health information plan in April 2011. This sign-off released about $4.3 million over four years to support the exchange of electronic health information between health-care providers across Wyoming.
  
 
“Technology and broadband connectivity are great equalizers in a rural state like Wyoming,” Gov. Mead said in a press release. “They create efficiencies that will save money, provide better health care and in this case also assure patient safety.”<ref>[http://thewyonews.net/2011/04/01/wyoming%E2%80%99s-electronic-health-record-plan-moves-forward/ "Wyoming’s electronic health record plan moves forward," ''Cowboy State Free Press'', April 1, 2011]</ref>
 
“Technology and broadband connectivity are great equalizers in a rural state like Wyoming,” Gov. Mead said in a press release. “They create efficiencies that will save money, provide better health care and in this case also assure patient safety.”<ref>[http://thewyonews.net/2011/04/01/wyoming%E2%80%99s-electronic-health-record-plan-moves-forward/ "Wyoming’s electronic health record plan moves forward," ''Cowboy State Free Press'', April 1, 2011]</ref>
  
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Mead won the August 17 primary with 28.60% of the vote, defeating six other candidates.
 
Mead won the August 17 primary with 28.60% of the vote, defeating six other candidates.
  
He faced [[Leslie Petersen]] (D), [[Mike Wheeler]] (L), and [[Taylor Haynes]] (C) in the general election on [[November 2, 2010 election results|November 2, 2010]], defeating them.<ref name=govelect/>
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Matt Mead
Matt Mead.jpg
Governor of Wyoming
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011 - Present
Term ends
2014
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$105,000
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayMarch 11, 1962
Place of birthTeton County, WY
Websites
Office website
Matt Mead, (b. March 11, 1962 in Teton County, Wyoming), is the Republican Governor of Wyoming. He won the 2010 election over Democrat Leslie Petersen (25% of the vote) and Libertarian Mike Wheeler (3% of the vote), with 72% of the vote.[1]

Biography

Mead is a rancher in Albany/Goshen County. He previously served as United States Attorney for the State of Wyoming from 2001-2007, was Partner in a Private Law Practice from 1995-2001, and has been a Prosecutor in Campbell County, Special Assistant to the Attorney General in the State of Wyoming, and an Assistant United States Attorney.[2]

He and his wife, Carol L. Mead, nee Mintzer, have two children.

Political Career

Governor of Wyoming (2010-Present)

Mead was elected Governor of Wyoming on November 2, 2010.[3]

Judicial appointments

As governor, Mead is responsible for appointing judges to Wyoming state courts. In Wyoming, the governor makes appointments following recommendations by the Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission. For an up-to-date list of all of Mead's appointees, see Judgepedia's page on his appointments.

Health care legislation

In response to the December 13, 2010 Eastern District of Virginia ruling on Ken Cuccinelli's suit challenging the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law, Governor-elect Mead said:

“Congress has limits on its authority,” said the Governor-Elect, and he reaffirmed that his attorney general will immediately seek to join a Florida lawsuit in which 20 states are involved challenging the Congress’s power. He cautioned, however, that today’s ruling “is not the final step” in the process, and that the issue will likely be resolved by the Supreme Court. He said that he hopes for a quick decision so that states can plan as they go forward.[4]

Electronic system

The federal government approved Wyoming’s electronic exchange of health information plan in April 2011. This sign-off released about $4.3 million over four years to support the exchange of electronic health information between health-care providers across Wyoming.

“Technology and broadband connectivity are great equalizers in a rural state like Wyoming,” Gov. Mead said in a press release. “They create efficiencies that will save money, provide better health care and in this case also assure patient safety.”[5]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Matt Mead endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Elections

2010

See also: Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Wyoming Governor Elect Matt Mead Makes his Victory Speech

Mead won the August 17 primary with 28.60% of the vote, defeating six other candidates.

He faced Leslie Petersen (D) and Mike Wheeler (L) in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating them.[1]

Governor of Wyoming, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Mead 65.7% 123,780
     Democratic Leslie Petersen 22.9% 43,240
     Libertarian Mike Wheeler 2.8% 5,362
     Write-Ins Various 8.5% 16,081
Total Votes 188,463
Election Results Via: Wyoming Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Matt Mead's donors each year.[7] Click [show] for more information.


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