Matt Mead, a former Wyoming U.S. Attorney, will be one of seven candidates vying for the Republican nomination for governor. Friday marked the deadline for major party candidates to file with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office.
The other Republicans in the race are Alan Kousoulos; state auditor Rita Meyer; former state Agriculture Director Ron Micheli; John H. Self; state House Speaker Colin Simpson; and Tom A Ubben.
Five Democrats filed paperwork to seek the nomination for the open seat currently occupied by Gov. Dave Freudenthal, who is term limited. They are Pete Gosar; Al Hamburg; Wyoming Democratic Party chairwoman Leslie Petersen; Rex Wilde; and Chris L. Zachary.
Both primaries will take place August 17.