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.
Maxfield offered no explanation in making that announcement today to about a dozen people in the state Capitol. He said only that in retirement he plans to focus on his wife, Gayla, who was standing next to him.
Maxfield says he was thinking about running as recently as last week.
Maxfield is a 69-year-old Republican. He previously served two terms as state auditor and directed the state commerce department from 1989-1994.
Jennifer Young of the Constitution Party is the only announced candidate for secretary of state this year.