Edward Buchanan Article

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Edward Buchanan
22nd Secretary of State of Wyoming
Assumed office
March 1, 2018
Governor Matt Mead
Mark Gordon (Elect)
Preceded by Ed Murray
61st Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives
In office
January 11, 2011 – January 7, 2013
Preceded by Colin Simpson
Succeeded by Tom Lubnau
Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
from the 4th district
In office
January 14, 2003 – January 7, 2013
Preceded byRoger Huckfeldt
Succeeded by Dan Kirkbride
Personal details
Born (1967-10-19) October 19, 1967 (age 51)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)Amber
Children4
Education University of Wyoming ( BA, JD)
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs ( MPA)

Edward A. Buchanan (born October 19, 1967 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an attorney from Torrington, Wyoming who currently serves as Wyoming Secretary of State. Prior to being Secretary of State, Buchanan was a member and past Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives.

Political career

A Republican, Buchanan represented House District 4 from 2003 until 2013, first in Goshen County and then from Platte and Converse counties. [1] Buchanan was Majority Leader of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 2009 until 2011, and was elected Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives in 2011. He served until his retirement in 2013, and was succeeded as Speaker by Tom Lubnau of Gillette in Campbell County.

Buchanan ran for Wyoming Secretary of State in 2014, narrowly losing the contest despite being outspent nearly four to one. After Secretary of State Ed Murray resigned, Governor Matt Mead appointed Buchanan to serve the remaining 10 months of Murray's term. [2]

Personal life

Buchanan moved to Wyoming as a child and grew up farming and ranching on the Bar KW ranch in Goshen County. Buchanan holds both bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Wyoming at Laramie. He also received a master's degree in public administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, while serving in the United States Air Force. He and his wife Amber have two girls and two boys.

References

  1. ^ "Edward Buchanan". legisweb.state.wy.us. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "Mead taps Buchanan as secretary of state". Jackson Hole News and Guide. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Colin Simpson
Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Tom Lubnau
Preceded by
Karen Wheeler
Acting
Secretary of State of Wyoming
2018–present
Incumbent