Elected Officials

Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon was elected Wyoming's 33rd Governor, on Nov. 6, 2018. He was sworn into office on January 7, 2019.

Growing up on the family ranch in Johnson County, Governor Gordon learned the values of hard work and integrity and the importance of working together. As Governor, he brings those values to the table in pursuing his commitment that Wyoming continues to be a place where its citizens can pursue their dreams while retaining its unique character. He is a strong believer in Wyoming's ability to chart its own course and a staunch defender of its interests to do so.

Governor Gordon is working on efforts to set Wyoming on a sustainable fiscal path and making government more accessible, productive and efficient. As part of those efforts, Gordon seeks to refocus government to better assist local communities with the tools and resources needed to thrive and set their own direction. He is also dedicated to ensuring that citizens have access to quality education, including safer schools, advanced degrees, and career and technical education opportunities.

Governor Gordon served as Wyoming State Treasurer from October 2012 until January 2019 when he was sworn in as Governor. As State Treasurer, he led a transformation of the office resulting in improved returns on state investments, better protection of state savings, and increased transparency and access to state financial data for the public. His efforts to improve transparency surrounding the state’s financial portfolio resulted in Wyoming being ranked number one in the United States for transparency and third in the world among all sovereign funds.

Governor Gordon and his wife Jennie have four grown children, Aaron with wife Megan, Bea with fiancé Austen, Anne with partner Bracewell Spencer with wife Sarah and their son Everett.

Karl T. Allred was appointed Wyoming's 23rd Secretary of State by Governor Gordan on Oct 3, 2022. Secretary Allred serves as the State's Chief Elections Officer, Securities Commissioner, Corporations Administrator, and Notaries Public Commissioner. Additionally, he chairs the State Canvassing Board and serves with Wyoming's other statewide elected officials on the State Loan and Investment Board, the Board of Land Commissioners and the State Building Commission.

Secretary Allred grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where, at a young age, he first became active in politics. In 1981, his family moved to Utah and after graduating high school, he joined the army and began his service to his country and his state. He continued this commitment of service with the National Guard, first serving in the military police and then becoming the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical warfare non-commissioned officer for Troop Command at the Utah state headquarters. While in Utah, he worked in various industries including construction, managing stations for a division of Amoco, serving as a deputy constable and with a sheriff’s office.

In 1995, Secretary Allred moved to Wyoming and began working in the gaming industry. During this time, he was Director of Product Development and Operations for Bettina Corp., with operations in all but four states and internationally. He continued in that role until 2007 and in 2008 he began working for a national gas plant in southwest Wyoming.

Karl has been active in politics his entire life serving as County Chairman, State Committeeman as well as on numerous committees. Karl enjoys time traveling the state meeting with elected officials, testifying in committee meetings, and meeting with party members.

Karl has been married to his wife Victoria for 30 years. They have three children and eight grandchildren, all of whom live in Uinta County. His greatest joys are the “do not miss” Sunday family dinners, cheering on his children and grandchildren at all of their sporting events and sharing his passion for politics with them as they are often times his travel buddies to various political events.

Kristi Racines was elected in November 2018 as Wyoming’s 21st State Auditor. The State Auditor serves as the state’s chief accountant and payroll officer, and also is a member of the State Loan and Investment Board, the Board of Land Commissioners, and the State Building Commission.

Kristi is a fourth generation Wyomingite with family roots in ranching and the oil and gas industries. She was raised in Bar Nunn, Evanston, and Riverton. After graduating from Riverton High School, she attended the University of Wyoming, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. She became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and worked as an auditor in the private sector before beginning her State service career in 2010. Until her election, she served as the Chief Fiscal Officer and Director of Human Resources of Wyoming’s judicial branch. She has served on the State Employee Compensation Commission, the Government Efficiency Commission, and currently serves on the board of Goodwill of Wyoming.

Curt Meier is a Wyoming farmer and businessman who has been member of the Wyoming State Senate since 1995. He grew up on a farm and started developing his work ethic by helping his grandfather fill corn and bean planters when he was 12 years old. From that time on, he has lived within a 1/4 mile of the place where he and his brother grew up in LaGrange, Wyoming.

After winning state championships in basketball and track while attending LaGrange High School, Curt received a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science at the University of Wyoming, where he attended school on an academic scholarship. From the age of 12 until he was 29, Curt worked at the side of his father— a pioneer in center-pivot irrigation. When his father passed away from a heart attack in 1982, Curt took over the irrigated farm, which covered more than 3,000 acres.

Curt’s wife, Charlene, taught school in Goshen County for 44 years, while he continued to successfully manage his growing business ventures.

Over the course of Meier’s Senate career, he served eight years on the Joint Appropriations Committee and has also been the legislature’s State Retirement Board Liaison since 2009. He most recently served as Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee, formerly served as chair of the Senate Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Committee and has worked for years to preserve and expand one of Wyoming’s most treasured resources on the Select Water Committee.

Curt is proud of his service in the Wyoming State Senate, and has been recognized by numerous organizations for the work he has done for the citizens of Wyoming. He was presented with the Patrick Henry Award for service to veterans and the National Guard in the past year, and is also proud to have helped Chairman Bill Barton on the Transportation Committee early in his Senate career to establish a trust fund for senior citizen transportation needs.

Curt is ready to commit himself to serving the people of Wyoming full-time, and he is excited to bring his experience and leadership to the office of State Treasurer.

Brian Schroeder was appointed Wyoming’s 23rd State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2022. Brian is constitutionally entrusted with general supervision of Wyoming’s public education system and also sits on critical state boards, including the State Board of Land Commissioners, the State Board of Education, the State Loan and Investment Board and the State Building Commission. The superintendent is also a non-voting member on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, the Wyoming Community College Commission and the School Facilities Commission.

Brian believes that for the student, the purpose of education is learning to think. Driven by the arts and the sciences, it’s about learning from others and thinking for oneself. In math, the learning side of it means computation while the thinking side means application. In history, learning is about what happened while thinking is about who told you what happened. In science, learning involves observation, thinking involves experimentation. The process of educating a child, however, has never just been about training the mind, but also cultivating the heart – prizing the value of virtue and prioritizing the importance of character.

He also sees the role of the local community schoolhouse as uniquely positioned between home and society. As an extension of the former and an incubator for the latter, American schools are uniquely poised to be a bridge between both.

Brian grew up in St. Louis, and was raised with his sister and brother in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin by his single-parent mother, Jane Schroeder, a nurse who made sure the family grew up in a stable, safe and strict home environment, with strong morals and lots of love.

He has worked as a teacher and administrator in private schools in California, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Wyoming and as a family and youth counselor. He most recently served as Head of School at Cody’s Veritas Academy, a private Christian school. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Maranatha Baptist University and holds a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

The father of seven – Kelly, 35, Heidi, 34, Brian Jr. 28, Benjamin, 27, Grace, 25, Bruce, 23, Omega, 22 – Brian is married to his college sweetheart, Susie, who is a customer care associate with Guardian. His hobbies include camping, hunting, fishing, racquetball, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers.