Republican Mark Gordon, currently serving as Wyoming’s State Treasurer, intends to run for a full term as Wyoming State Treasurer. Gordon kicked off his campaign with a hometown celebration in Buffalo, WY on Monday March 24th followed by official campaign announcements in Gillette and Cheyenne on Tuesday, March 25th. Gordon was appointed to the position in November 2012 after the passing of previous treasurer Joe Meyer.
As Wyoming’s treasurer, Gordon is in charge of managing, safeguarding, and investing more than $17 billion of the state’s money. Gordon said throughout the last 17 months his office has focused on keeping Wyoming’s dollars in the state. This year his office made $936.5 million in investment revenue; this investment income saves each Wyoming resident on average $1,500 in taxes.
“I’m excited about the opportunities that will be provided over the next four years,” Gordon said. “This is a service to the state I am honored to provide. I can’t tell you how nice it is to be able to have real conversations with people and speak frankly about what affects them and how the Treasurer’s office can enhance local communities. ”