Matt Mead

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Matt Mead
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Governor-elect of Wyoming
Political party Republican
Profession Rancher
Website Campaign website
Matt Mead is the 2010 Republican Governor-elect for Wyoming. He won the election over Democrat Leslie Petersen (25% of the vote) and Libertarian Mike Wheeler (3% of the vote), with 72% of the vote.[1]

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]


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.[3]



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), Mike Wheeler (L), and Taylor Haynes (C) in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating them.[1]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mead Taked Gov Race," Wyoming Watchdog, November 3, 2010
  2. Project Vote Smart biography of Matt Mead
  3. "Governor-Elect Mead’s Reaction to Health Care Ruling," Wyoming Reporter, December 14, 2010