This evening, community leader and former legislator, Mary Throne, announced that she is running for Governor of Wyoming.
At the event she released an announcement video, which can be viewed here.
As part of her remarks, Throne said:
“I am fiercely passionate about Wyoming and have great dreams for our future. When you love somewhere like this, you fight for it. You put it first. Because it’s the right thing to do!
I’ve been putting Wyoming first for a long time. I first ran for the legislature because I felt called to serve our great state. I’m so proud of my time in the legislature because of what we were able to accomplish.
For 10 years, I worked across the aisle, using shared values to find common ground to make our state better. Because that’s what truly matters. I supported our local communities, I worked to strengthen our education system for our children, and I used my experience in natural resource law both to encourage development and to protect the wide open spaces that we love. I advocated for better healthcare for our citizens and for safe workplaces.
But despite my best efforts there were limits to what I was able to accomplish as a legislator. Our economy has not broken out of the boom and bust cycle and I have a lot more that I want to do to change that. It’s time – it’s past time – for fresh ideas, it’s time to roll our sleeves up, get to work, and put Wyoming first.
The time is now. Because today’s problems will not be solved with yesterday’s thinking. Wyoming’s people matter, her future matters.”
The campaign’s website is MaryforWyoming.com.