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Matthew Mead

Gov. Matthew Mead

  • January 3, 2011 - January 7, 2019
  • Republican
  • March 11, 1962
  • Wyoming
  • Trinity University; University of Wyoming College of Law
  • Married; two children
  • Carol Mead


Matt Mead was sworn in as governor of Wyoming on January 3, 2011, and was sworn for his second term on January 5, 2015.

Born in Jackson, Wyoming, Mead was raised on the family ranch in Teton County.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio and a law degree from the University of Wyoming.

Mead has served as a county and federal prosecutor, practiced in a private firm and served as United States Attorney for Wyoming from October 2001 to June 2007. After he stepped down as U.S. attorney, he returned full time to operating their farming and ranching business in southeast Wyoming.

Since taking office, Mead has put a focus on economic growth, a state energy strategy, consolidation of government services, supporting local government and enhancing infrastructure and creating additional access to high-speed broadband. He continues to travel to communities around the state to hear from residents in the places where they live and work. He maintains an open door policy in his office at the Capitol Building.

Mead and his wife Carol have two school-age children, Mary and Pete.

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