|Governor of Wyoming|
|January 3, 2011 - Present|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Birthday||March 11, 1962|
|Place of birth||Teton County, WY|
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.
He and his wife, Carol L. Mead, nee Mintzer, have two children.
Governor of Wyoming (2010-Present)
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
“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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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. Click [show] for more information.
|Matt Mead's Campaign Contributions|
Governor of Wyoming
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent|
|Top 5 contributors||Matthew Mead||$1,220,000|
|Conpac Contractors PAC||$13,250|
|Free & Strong America PAC||$10,000|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$5,000|
|Arch Coal Inc||$5,000|
- Matt Mead for Governor campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Matt Mead on Facebook
- Matt Mead on Twitter
- Matt Mead on YouTube
- "Mead Taked Gov Race," Wyoming Watchdog, November 3, 2010
- Project Vote Smart biography of Matt Mead
- Wyoming Secretary of State Website "Statewide Candidates Official Summary," accessed January 7, 2012
- "Governor-Elect Mead’s Reaction to Health Care Ruling," Wyoming Reporter, December 14, 2010
- "Wyoming’s electronic health record plan moves forward," Cowboy State Free Press, April 1, 2011
- CNN, "Pennsylvania, Wyoming governors endorse Romney," April 17, 2012
- Follow the Money.org
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