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Wyoming Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Wyoming Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date:
August 19, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Matt Mead Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Matt Mead Republican Party
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Wyoming State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorSecretary of State
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor, Superintendent

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State executive offices in Wyoming
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The Wyoming gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Matt Mead (R) is eligible to run for re-election.

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]


Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

General election

Republican Party Matt Mead - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Pete Gosar - former Democratic state party chairman[4]
Libertarian Party Dee Cozzens
Independent Don Wills

Lost in primary

Republican Party Cindy Hill - outgoing state superintendent of education[5]
Republican Party Taylor Haynes (declared) - 2010 write-in candidate for governor[6]


Republican Party David Steger - former Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioner[6]
Republican Party Kevin Seney - Jackson businessman[7]

Race background

On January 29, 2013, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced that she was considering a bid for Governor of Wyoming in 2014. Hill, a Republican, was prompted to enter the race after incumbent Matt Mead signed a bill that relegates the elected office of state superintendent of education to a ceremonial position, reassigning leadership over the Department of Education to an education director post, selected by gubernatorial appointment. Hill subsequently filed a lawsuit against the state challenging the constitutionality of the law.[8] She said her decision to run for governor was driven by the swell of public support she has received in response to the lawsuit.[9]

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