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.
Chuck Gray was elected Wyoming’s 24th Secretary of State in 2022. As Secretary of State, he oversees the administration of statewide elections, registration of all statutorily authorized business entities, registration of trade names and trademarks, regulation of Wyoming’s securities industry, and enforcement of Wyoming’s securities statutes. He also serves on the State Loan and Investment Board, the Board of Land Commissioners, and the State Building Commission.
Prior to his tenure as Secretary of State, Secretary Gray served in the Wyoming House of Representatives for three terms, representing House District 57 in Natrona County. In his first session as a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, he was the lead sponsor of the ultrasound bill, the first pro-life bill passed in 30 years. He was also the lead sponsor of Wyoming’s voter ID law, which was signed into law in 2021. During his time in the legislature, he served on numerous committees, including Minerals, Business & Economic Development; Agriculture, State and Public Lands; Revenue; Judiciary; and Management Audit.
Secretary Gray is known for his conservative record. He is a five-time CPAC award winner, winning the award for his conservative voting record each year in the legislature. He has also received Wyoming Right to Life’s Platinum Award for his pro-life record.
Secretary Gray graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 2012 with a B.S. in economics.
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.
Megan Degenfelder was elected Wyoming’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction in November of 2022, making her one of the youngest elected statewide officials in Wyoming history. Megan grew up in a six-generation ranching family in Casper and graduated from the University of Wyoming with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science. She was selected as the University’s top graduating female, served as students body president, captained the rugby team and was in leadership of College Republicans.
Megan went on to earn a master’s degree in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China, with her thesis focusing on the elasticity of demand between coal and natural gas. During her time in China, Megan taught in K-12 schools and community colleges.
Megan served as the Chief Policy Officer at the Wyoming Department of Education under Superintendent Jillian Balow. She oversaw multiple divisions, including standards & assessment, accountability, and the Hathaway scholarship, as well as a $30 million budget and 25-person staff. Megan also comes from years of private sector experience, in the fields of coal and oil and gas, where she worked to lessen regulatory burdens and government overreach.
Megan volunteers on several non-profit boards, coaches the University of Wyoming women’s rugby team, regularly fosters rescue dogs, and is an active volunteer in her church. She enjoys hunting, competitive trap shooting and hiking, and has traveled to six continents and 37 countries. Megan’s husband, Bryan Dugas, is an anesthesiologist, and they have two beloved rescue dogs, Loretta Lynn and Patsy.