Maxfield Files Lawsuit Challenging Term Limits

Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield
Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield

Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield held a media conference in Cheyenne Thursday to announce that he's filed suit in State District Court to seek a court ruling on term limits for the state's executive branch.

Maxfield explains his reasoning for filing the lawsuit.

While Maxfield has filed the suit as an individual citizen, he feels it's his duty as an elected official to ask the courts to invalidate the statute.

In a media release issued by Maxfield, Holland and Hart Attorney Brad Cave, who filed the suit on behalf of Maxfield, explained that the statute is unconstitutional as it applies to elected officials, because it added an additional qualification to hold office not specified in Wyoming's Constitution without following the process for amending the State Constitution.

Currently the Constitution specifies age and residency only as the primary qualifications.

Under current state law, only two consecutive terms for Governor, Secretary of State and other statewide elected posts are allowed.

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