Buchanan Won’t Seek Second Term as Secretary of State

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Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan announced Tuesday that he will not be seeking another term as Secretary. Buchanan said in a media release that an opportunity presented itself to apply for a judicial position in his hometown of Torrington, and it would not be appropriate for him to explore a judicial opportunity while also running for another term. He said he was thankful to the people of Wyoming and to the staff at the Secretary of State’s Office who worked diligently to reach the goals they set. Buchanan said stepping away from the role has been one of the most difficult decisions of his career.

Buchanan has served as Secretary of State since March 1, 2018, when he was appointed to the position by Governor Matt Mead following the resignation of Ed Murray, who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations. Buchanan, in November of 2018, was elected by voters in the general election. Secretary Buchanan will continue to fulfill his current term while also undertaking the application process for the upcoming vacancy in the 8th Judicial District.  Prospective candidates have until May 27 to file for the Primary Election that will be held Tuesday, August 16. The General Election this year will be held Tuesday, November 8.

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