Legislative
5:44 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Governor names Pete Michael to be Wyoming Attorney General

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has chosen Pete Michael to be Wyoming’s new Attorney General. 

Michael is viewed as an expert in water law and has worked in the attorney general’s office for seven years.  He says there is a lot of legal activity taking place in Wyoming and he’s excited to lead that effort.

"It’s a job requires a lot of dexterity, a lot of flexibility, because of the state of Wyoming faces almost every kind of legal issue, and being a massive energy producer for the United States and World and those issues.  And all the other stuff that other Attorney General’s offices do around the state, it really makes it a big job." 

Michael is a graduate of Yale and the University of Wyoming law school.  He says that he has worked with a number of the recent attorney generals and he’s hoping to live up to their standards.

Credit Ben Neary / Associated Press