About Governor Mead

Photo of Governor Matt MeadMatthew H. Mead was elected Governor in November 2010. He was sworn in as Wyoming's 32nd governor on January 3, 2011. Born in Jackson, Wyoming, on March 11, 1962, Governor Mead was raised on the family ranch in Teton County. He received a bachelor's degree from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas in 1984 and a law degree from the University of Wyoming, College of Law in 1987. After law school, Mead served as a county prosecutor for Campbell County in Gillette, a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cheyenne, a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wyoming, and a Special Assistant United States Attorney. He also practiced law as a partner in a private firm in Cheyenne for about six years.

From October 2001 to June 2007, Governor Mead served as United States Attorney for Wyoming. He was recommended for that position by Senator Craig Thomas, chosen by President George W. Bush, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Among his accomplishments as U.S. Attorney, Mead served on the U.S. Attorney General's Anti-Terrorism Task Force, chaired the Rocky Mountain HIDTA (a multi-state unit focused on illicit drug trafficking), and implemented a program to protect children from exploitation, called Project Safe Childhood, in Wyoming.

Governor Mead is an avid outdoorsman, and he loves to hunt and fish. When he stepped down as U.S. Attorney in June 2007, Mead and his wife, First Lady Carol Mead, devoted themselves to operating their farming and ranching business located in Albany and Goshen Counties. Matt and Carol Mead have been married 19 years, with Cheyenne as their home. They have two children, Mary (13) and Pete (12), who attend Cheyenne public schools.

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Contact

 Office of Governor Matt Mead
Phone: (307) 777-7434
Fax: (307) 632-3909

State Capitol, 200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne WY 82002-0010

Public Schedule

  • Saturday, November 01, 2014
    Governor and First Lady attends the Cowboys Against Cancer 20th Anniversary Event
  • Saturday, November 01, 2014
    Governor and First Lady greet participants in the Comea House 5K Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble Kids Fun Run
  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    Governor and First Lady welcome trick or treaters
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014
    Governor speaks at the 2nd Annual Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    Governor speaks at the Wyoming Water Association Annual Meeting Luncheon
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    Governor speaks with Brian Scott live on K2 Radio - Casper
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Governor and First Lady attend funeral services for the Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Governor serves lunch at the Comea Shelter
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Governor speaks at the Chick-fil-A Ground “Moooving” Ceremony
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Governor speaks with Scott Mangold live on KPOW Radio
  • Monday, October 27, 2014
    Governor signs Disability Employment Awareness Month proclamation
  • Monday, October 27, 2014
    Governor signs Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month proclamation
  • Monday, October 27, 2014
    Governor tapes interview with Jim Thoeney of KMER Radio - Kemmerer
  • Saturday, October 25, 2014
    Governor speaks at the Military Department’s Governor’s Reception
  • Friday, October 24, 2014
    Governor speaks at the Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening of the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center
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