In a news release from Monday, Republican Mark Gordon announced his intent to to run for a full term as Wyoming State Treasurer.
Gordon kicked off his campaign Monday night in Buffalo with a low-key “friends and family” event at the Occidental Hotel, according to Sarah Fagin, Campaign Manager for “Friends of Mark Gordon."
She said he would be making “official” campaign announcements Tuesday in Gillette and Cheyenne.
Gordon was appointed Treasurer by Governor Matt Mead in November of 2012 after the passing of then-Treasurer Joe Meyer. Gordon was selected based on his financial background and his life-long commitment to Wyoming, according to the release.
As Treasurer, Gordon is responsible for managing, safeguarding and investing more than $17 billion of the state's money. This year his office made $936.5 million in investment revenue, saving each Wyoming resident $1,500 in taxes.
“I'm excited about the opportunities that will be provided over the next four years. This is a service to the state that 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,” Gordon said in the release.
His office was instrumental during the 2013 federal sequestration that had Wyoming losing federal mineral royalties rightfully owed to the state. Gordon worked with Governor Mead and the federal delegation to successfully fight back against the Obama administration.
Gordon and his wife Jennie own and operate several ranches in Buffalo and Kaycee. They have four grown children.
Gordon's campaign website, www.markgordon4wyoming.com is now live and can take online donations.