Ed Murray (Wyoming politician)
|21st Secretary of State of Wyoming|
Assumed office |
January 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Max Maxfield|
March 27, 1958|
Laramie County, Wyoming,
|Alma mater||University of Wyoming|
Murray graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law. He operates an umbrella company, Murray Investment and Development, that contains 16 business entities. He is a developer and real estate investor.
In March 2014, Max Maxfield, the Secretary of State of Wyoming, announced that he would not seek reelection. Murray declared his candidacy for the Republican Party nomination in April. Murray defeated three opponents and won the primary election in a highly contested race. Murray largely outspent all primary opponents and won by only 1,632 votes with less than 37% of the vote.Murray then defeated Libertarian Party nominee Howard Kit Carson and Constitution Party nominee Jennifer Young in the general election, receiving 77% of the vote in a state widely known to support Republican candidates. During his tenure, the Secretary of State's office began accepting online filings.
|Wyoming Secretary of State Republican Primary Election, 2014|
|Wyoming Secretary of State Election, 2014|
- "Bellinghiere: Murray an excellent choice". Casper Star-Tribune Online. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
- LAURA HANCOCK Star-Tribune staff writer. "Ed Murray thinks business experience will help in Wyoming secretary of state bid". Casper Star-Tribune Online. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
- "Ed Murray Elected Secretary of State". KGWN. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
- "Murray will be Wyoming secretary of state". Casper Star-Tribune Online. The Associated Press. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
|Secretary of State of Wyoming
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