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political position  = 32nd [[Governor of Wyoming]]|
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|Position = Governor of Wyoming
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assumed office      = January 3, 2011 |
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preceded by        = [[Dave Freudenthal]] |
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{{tnr}}'''Matt Mead''', (b. March 11, 1962 in Teton County, [[Wyoming]]), is the [[Republican]] [[Governor of Wyoming]]. He won [[Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2010|the election]] over [[Democratic Party|Democrat]] Leslie Petersen (25% of the vote) and Libertarian Mike Wheeler (3% of the vote), with 72% of the vote.<ref name=govelect>[http://wyoming.watchdog.org/2010/11/03/mead-taked-gov-race/ "Mead Taked Gov Race," ''Wyoming Watchdog'', November 3, 2010]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Matt Mead''', (b. March 11, 1962 in Jackson, [[Wyoming]]), is the 32nd and current [[Governor of Wyoming]]. A [[Republican]], Mead easily won election in [[Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2010|2010]], defeating [[Leslie Petersen]] (D) and [[Mike Wheeler]] (L) with over 65% of the vote.<ref>[http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/Docs/2010/Results/General/2010_Statewide_Candidates_Summary.pdf ''Wyoming Secretary of State,'' "Wyoming General Election – November 2, 2010," accessed April 27, 2013]</ref>
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Mead stepped down from his post as U.S. Attorney in 2007 to run for the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]], which went to [[John Barrasso]] (R). Mead was elected in 2010 on a conservative platform emphasizing gun rights and a number of social issues, including being opposed to gay marriage and abortion, and promising to join the lawsuit against the [[State Attorneys General Against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010|federal Affordable Care Act]].<ref> [http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/mead-wins-wyoming-governor-race/article_6cc3fa80-2e00-5234-a6ba-f1effbde338e.html ''Casper Star Tribune,'' "Mead wins Wyoming governor race," November 3, 2010] </ref>
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An analysis of Republican governors by Nate Silver of the ''New York Times'' in April 2013 ranked Mead as the 11th most conservative governor in the country.<ref> [http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/in-state-governments-signs-of-a-healthier-g-o-p/?smid=tw-share&_r=0 ''New York Times,'' "In State Governments, Signs of a Healthier G.O.P.," April 16, 2013]</ref>
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Mead is eligible for re-election in [[Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2014|2014]], but has yet to announce if he will seek a second term.
  
 
==Biography==
 
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He and his wife, Carol L. Mead, nee Mintzer, have two children.
 
He and his wife, Carol L. Mead, nee Mintzer, have two children.
  
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===Education===
===Health care legislation===
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*JD, University of Wyoming College of Law, 1987
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*Bachelor's, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1984
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==Political Career==
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===Governor of Wyoming (2010-Present)===
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Mead was elected [[Governor of Wyoming]] on November 2, 2010.<ref>[http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/Docs/2010/Results/General/2010_Statewide_Candidates_Summary.pdf ''Wyoming Secretary of State Website'' "Statewide Candidates Official Summary," accessed January 7, 2012]</ref>
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====Job creation ranking====
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====Judicial appointments====
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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]].
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====Health care legislation====
  
 
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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====Presidential preference====
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/17/pennsylvania-wyoming-governors-endorse-romney/ ''CNN,'' "Pennsylvania, Wyoming governors endorse Romney," April 17, 2012]</ref>
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===U.S. District Attorney (2001-2007)===
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Mead served as United States Attorney for Wyoming from October 2001 to June 2007. He resigned in order to run for [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]].<ref> [http://governor.wy.gov/firstFamily/Pages/default.aspx ''Office of Governor Matt Mead,'' "About Governor Mead," accessed April 27, 2013] </ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
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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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He faced [[Leslie Petersen]] (D) and [[Mike Wheeler]] (L) in the general election on [[November 2, 2010 election results|November 2, 2010]], defeating them.<ref name=govelect/>
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==See also==
 
* [[Governor of Wyoming]]
 
* [[Governor of Wyoming]]
  
 
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* [http://www.meadforgovernor.com/ Matt Mead for Governor campaign website]
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*[http://governor.wy.gov/ Wyoming Governor Matt Mead]
* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127254 Project Vote Smart biography]
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Matt Mead
Matt Mead 2011.jpg
Governor of Wyoming
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011 - Present
Term ends
2014
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDave Freudenthal (D)
Compensation
Base salary$105,000
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,814,718
Term limits8 years in a 16 year period
Prior offices
United States Attorney, State of Wyoming
2001-2007
Education
Bachelor'sTrinity University (1984)
J.D.University of Wyoming College of Law (1987)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 11, 1962
Place of birthJackson, Wyoming
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Matt Mead, (b. March 11, 1962 in Jackson, Wyoming), is the 32nd and current Governor of Wyoming. A Republican, Mead easily won election in 2010, defeating Leslie Petersen (D) and Mike Wheeler (L) with over 65% of the vote.[1]

Mead stepped down from his post as U.S. Attorney in 2007 to run for the U.S. Senate, which went to John Barrasso (R). Mead was elected in 2010 on a conservative platform emphasizing gun rights and a number of social issues, including being opposed to gay marriage and abortion, and promising to join the lawsuit against the federal Affordable Care Act.[2]

An analysis of Republican governors by Nate Silver of the New York Times in April 2013 ranked Mead as the 11th most conservative governor in the country.[3]

Mead is eligible for re-election in 2014, but has yet to announce if he will seek a second term.

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.[4]

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

Education

  • JD, University of Wyoming College of Law, 1987
  • Bachelor's, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1984

Political Career

Governor of Wyoming (2010-Present)

Mead was elected Governor of Wyoming on November 2, 2010.[5]

Job creation ranking

In a June 2013 analysis by The Business Journals looking at 45 of the country's 50 governors by their job creation record, Mead was ranked number 45. The five governors omitted from the analysis all assumed office in 2013. The ranking was based on a comparison of the annual private sector growth rate in all 50 states using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.[6][7]

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.[8]

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.”[9]

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. [10]

U.S. District Attorney (2001-2007)

Mead served as United States Attorney for Wyoming from October 2001 to June 2007. He resigned in order to run for U.S. Senate.[11]

Elections

2014

See also: Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2014

Mead is eligible to run for re-election as Wyoming Governor in 2014. He has not yet made his intentions in the race known.

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.[12]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Mead is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Mead raised a total of $1,814,718 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 6, 2013.[13]

Matt Mead's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Governor of Wyoming Not up for election $5,250
2010 Governor of Wyoming Won $1,809,468
Grand Total Raised $1,814,718

2010

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.[14] Click [show] for more information.


Recent news

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Preceded by
Dave Freudenthal (D)
Governor of Wyoming
2011 - present
Succeeded by
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