Edward Buchanan Article

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Edward Buchanan
22nd Secretary of State of Wyoming
Assumed office
March 1, 2018
Governor Matt Mead
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 by Roger Huckfeldt
Succeeded by Dan Kirkbride
Personal details
Born (1967-10-19) October 19, 1967 (age 50)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Amber
Children 4
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 is a former member and the past Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives. He was succeeded as Speaker on January 8, 2013, by Tom Lubnau of Gillette in Campbell County. Before his Speakership, he had been the Wyoming House Majority Leader.

A Republican, Buchanan represented House District 4 from 2003 until 2012, first in Goshen County and then from Platte and Converse counties. [1] 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]

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.


  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
Succeeded by
Tom Lubnau
Preceded by
Karen Wheeler
Secretary of State of Wyoming