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The specific duties of the superintendent are outlined in Title 21, Chapter 2, Article 2 of the Wyoming state code:<ref name="chapter2"> [http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title21/T21CH2.htm ''Wyoming Legislative Service Office,'' " State Statutes - Title 21, Chapter 2,"  accessed July 8, 2013] </ref>
The specific duties of the superintendent are outlined in Title 21, Chapter 2, Article 2 of the Wyoming state code:<ref name="chapter2"> [http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title21/T21CH2.htm ''Wyoming Legislative Service Office,'' " State Statutes - Title 21, Chapter 2,"  accessed July 8, 2013] </ref>

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Wyoming Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
August 19, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Wyoming State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorSecretary of State
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor, Superintendent

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Three down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Wyoming in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

Wyoming is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Mark Gordon
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2012 Yes[4] Republican Party Mark Gordon Republican Party Mark Gordon No
Auditor Cynthia Cloud
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2010 Yes[5] Republican Party Cynthia Cloud Republican Party Cynthia Cloud No
Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill
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2010 Running for Governor Republican Party Jillian Balow
Democratic Party Mike Ceballos
Republican Party Jillian Balow No

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 30, 2014 Filing deadline
August 19, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 12, 2014 State certification of results
January 5, 2015 State executives inaugurated


Current incumbent


The treasurer is the chief banking officer of the state. They are responsible for receiving and investing all state funds and administering both the unclaimed property program and the CollegeInvest Wyoming Program. The treasurer serves on the following boards and commissioners:

  • State Loan and Investment Board
  • Board of Land Commissioners
  • State Building Commission
  • Wyoming Community Development Authority
  • Board of Deposits
  • State Canvassing Board
  • Wyoming Retirement System Board of Directors[6]

Title 9, Chapter 1, Article 4 of the Wyoming Code outlines the specific duties of the treasurer: "The state treasurer shall:

  1. Receive and keep all monies of the state not required by law to be received and kept by another state official;
  2. Pay all warrants duly and legally issued by the auditor so long as there are in his hands funds sufficient to pay the warrants;
  3. Keep a just, true and comprehensive account of all money received and disbursed;
  4. Have general responsibility for the management of state cash resources, including developing information in conjunction with the state auditor, to forecast the cash needs of the state."[7]


Current incumbent


The state auditor in Wyoming is the chief accountant and payroll officer for all state agencies. They keep the public account books, accounts, vouchers, documents and all papers relating to the accounts and contracts of the state. The auditor also serves as the clerk of the state legislature and keeps a record of expenditures in each session of the legislators and an inventory of its supplies and property.[8]

Additional duties are outlines in Title 9, Chapter 1, Article 4 of the Wyoming state code:[9]

  • serve as the comptroller and official custodian of all state accounting records
  • serve as the chief fiscal control officer
  • maintain the state's central fiscal accounts
  • order all payments into and out of the funds held by the state treasurer
  • maintain the official payroll for all state agencies, excluding the University of Wyoming

Superintendent of Education

Current incumbent


  • Democratic Party Mike Ceballos - retired telecommunications executive and former education nonprofit president[10]


The specific duties of the superintendent are outlined in Title 21, Chapter 2, Article 2 of the Wyoming state code:[11]

  • The general supervision of the public schools shall be entrusted to the state superintendent as prescribed by law.
  • Not later than October 15 each year, the state superintendent shall prepare a report on the general status of all public schools for the legislature. The report shall include the quality of education including any proposed improvement to address any shortfalls, the relevance of education, the measurement of achievement of educational goals, the improvement of learning and any suggested innovations in education. The state superintendent may obtain information or data necessary for completion of the report through the liaison appointed by the director under W.S. 21-2-202(b). This shall include, as necessary, copies of the fiscal reports submitted by clerks of school districts under W.S. 21-3-117.
  • In addition to any other duties assigned by law, the state superintendent shall:
  • Adopt rules and regulations, consistent with this title, as may be necessary for the proper and effective general supervision of the public schools. Nothing in this section shall be construed to give the state superintendent rulemaking power or authority in any area specifically delegated to the state board, the state department of education or the director;
  • Administer and implement the "teacher of the year program," which shall include an unbiased, objective process to annually select the individual most deserving of the award and capable of serving on the board under W.S. 21-22-103;
  • By rule and regulation establish requirements for school district policies and training regarding the use of seclusion and restraint in schools as required under W.S. 21-3-110(a)(xxxi). The state superintendent shall review the policy of each district for compliance with the requirements of W.S. 21-3-110(a)(xxxi) and rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this paragraph. If the state superintendent determines that the policy is not in compliance under this paragraph the superintendent shall direct the board of trustees to revise the policy and shall, upon request, assist the board in the adoption of the policy;
  • To assist local school districts in developing protocols under W.S. 21-3-110(a)(xxxii) and develop model protocols for addressing risks associated with concussions and other head injuries resulting from athletic injuries. No district shall be required to adopt any part of the model protocols;
  • In consultation with the department of environmental quality and school districts, establish guidelines for school districts for the proper and safe storage and disposal of toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances used by schools in education programs;
  • Identify professional development needs for Wyoming schools and teachers based upon the analysis of the quality indicators specified under subsection (b) of this section, establish a plan to address the professional development needs, contract with necessary expertise to provide professional development to Wyoming certified teachers and conduct up to five (5) regional workshops each year providing the identified professional development needs.

See also