Secretary Of State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Officials Will Not Oppose Primary Fundraising For Third Parties http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-officials-will-not-oppose-primary-fundraising-third-parties <p>The State of Wyoming will not oppose third party candidates raising money during the primary season.</p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-8500d5b6-596b-9358-5322-eda35556f04c">Current state law says those candidates cannot raise money until after the primary.</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-8500d5b6-596b-9358-5322-eda35556f04c">That law was challenged in federal court last month by Jennifer Young, Secretary of State Candidate for the Constitution party. </span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:02:36 +0000 Miles Bryan 61624 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Officials Will Not Oppose Primary Fundraising For Third Parties Pete Illoway Is A Candidate For Secretary Of State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pete-illoway-candidate-secretary-state <p>Pete Illoway has a background in working for both the U-S and State Department of Agriculture, Wycon Chemical Company, Coastal Chem, Inc. and the economic development operation Cheyenne Leads. He is currently a consultant and lobbyist. Illoway was a state representative from 1998 to 2012.&nbsp;</p><p>During that time he chaired a committee that worked closely with the Secretary of State’s office. He joins Bob Beck.</p><p>Learn more about <strong><a href="https://www.peteilloway.com/" target="_blank">Pete Illoway. </a></strong></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:00:40 +0000 Bob Beck 61549 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pete Illoway Is A Candidate For Secretary Of State Clark Stith Discusses His Run For Secretary Of State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/clark-stith-discusses-his-run-secretary-state <p>Rock Springs Republican Clark Stith is one of four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Secretary of State.&nbsp; Stith practices business law and is on the Rock Springs City Council.&nbsp; He is also the former chairman of the Sweetwater County Republican Party.&nbsp; Stith tells Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck that one thing he’d like to do is streamline the office.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:53:22 +0000 Bob Beck 61210 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Clark Stith Discusses His Run For Secretary Of State Ed Murray Announces Run For Secretary Of State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ed-murray-announces-run-secretary-state <p>A Cheyenne businessman is the fifth Republican to announce his candidacy for Secretary of State.&nbsp; Ed Murray owns a real estate and investment company and wants to use his business experience to update the office of Secretary of State.&nbsp; Among his goals are to make the position&nbsp;more business friendly.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:59:35 +0000 Bob Beck 56529 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Ed Murray Announces Run For Secretary Of State Two More Republicans Are Running For Secretary of State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/two-more-republicans-are-running-secretary-state <p>Two former legislators have announced that they will seek the Republican nomination to become Wyoming's Secretary of State.&nbsp; Incumbent Max Maxfield is not seeking re-election.&nbsp;</p><p>Former House Corporations Committee Chairman Pete Illoway &nbsp;says he&nbsp;actually considered running for the office several years ago.&nbsp; His committee worked closely with the Secretary of State to modernize the post.&nbsp; Illoway wants to continue making it business friendly.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:49:20 +0000 Bob Beck 56165 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Two More Republicans Are Running For Secretary of State Two Republicans Seek Secretary Of State Seat http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/two-republicans-seek-secretary-state-seat <p>Two Republicans plan to run for Wyoming’s soon-to-be-open Secretary of State seat. &nbsp;Current Secretary Max Maxfield announced that he would not seek re-election.</p><p></p><p>The two candidates are State Representative Dan Zwonitzer of Cheyenne, and Clark Stith, a lawyer from Rock Springs.</p><p>Stith says he wants to make government smaller and more transparent.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:21:41 +0000 Willow Belden 55696 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Two Republicans Seek Secretary Of State Seat Maxfield Won't Seek 3rd Term As Secretary Of State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/maxfield-wont-seek-3rd-term-secretary-state <p>Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield says he will not run for a third term even though he won a lawsuit before the state supreme court last year that affirms his right to do so.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:48:27 +0000 The Associated Press 55346 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Maxfield Won't Seek 3rd Term As Secretary Of State Former Secretary of State Thyra Thomson has died http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/former-secretary-state-thyra-thomson-has-died <p> A woman who served Wyoming as Secretary of State for 24 years has died.&nbsp; Thyra Thomson died Tuesday at the age of 96.</p><p> She was elected to the office in 1962, just two years after her husband Congressman and U-S Senator-elect Keith Thomson &nbsp;died of a heart attack.&nbsp; Thyra Thomson served until 1987.&nbsp; Thomson was an advocate for comparable worth, equal pay for women and affordable day care.&nbsp; During a 1993 interview for the state archive’s she noted that wage disparity was a serious issue and tried to work on it.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:06:51 +0000 Bob Beck 42201 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Former Secretary of State Thyra Thomson has died Petition to restore powers to State Superintendent fails http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/petition-restore-powers-state-superintendent-fails <p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming Secretary of State’s office says a petition drive to repeal a law removing powers from the State Superintendent has fallen short.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>State Elections Director Peggy Nighswonger says she notified the Wyoming Constitution Party that the referendum will not be placed on the ballot.</p><p></p><p>“The petition filed on May 28<sup>th</sup> did not have the number of signatures required by Wyoming’s Constitution in Article 3 section 52,” Nighswonger said.</p><p></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 22:57:36 +0000 Bob Beck 41623 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Petition to restore powers to State Superintendent fails Maxfield warns of Business identity theft http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/maxfield-warns-business-identity-theft <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is joining a nationwide effort to warn business owners about what is known as business identity theft.&nbsp;</p><p>Maxfield says thieves have been able to take on the identity of a business by taking over businesses that are either recently dissolved or about to be dissolved.&nbsp; He says thieves get the company reinstated and then change key information so that they have control of the business.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:37:03 +0000 Bob Beck 22723 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Maxfield warns of Business identity theft Wyoming To Deal With Shell Corporations http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-deal-shell-corporations <p>The Wyoming Senate is working on a pair of bills intended to give the Secretary of State more power and authority to deal with shell corporations.&nbsp;</p><p>Those are companies without active business operations or significant assets and sometimes viewed as tax havens.&nbsp;</p><p>Senator Cale Case says there are a number of loose ends the state is trying to tie up.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:23:51 +0000 Bob Beck 19642 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming To Deal With Shell Corporations