Matt Mead

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Matt Mead
March 11, 1962
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32nd Governor of Wyoming
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming
In office
2001 - 2007
Preceded by Dave Freudenthal
Succeeded by TBD
Political party Republican
Profession Rancher, Attorney
Website Office of the Governor of Wyoming
Matt Mead, (b. March 11, 1962 in Teton County, Wyoming), is the Republican Governor of 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]

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]

Issues

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]

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








See also

External links

References

  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