Two Republicans plan to run for Wyoming’s soon-to-be-open Secretary of State seat. Current Secretary Max Maxfield announced that he would not seek re-election.
The two candidates are State Representative Dan Zwonitzer of Cheyenne, and Clark Stith, a lawyer from Rock Springs.
Stith says he wants to make government smaller and more transparent.
“Wyoming right now has the distinction of having more government employees per capita than any other state,” Stith said. “I would not have immediate plans to make great restructuring of the employees there, for example – that’s not the goal – but rather to try to make it a little bit leaner, a little bit more efficient, a little bit more transparent.”
Meanwhile, Zwonitzer, who has served in the Legislature for 10 years, says he wants to work to enforce Wyoming’s laws.
“My main priority is to keep up the great work we’ve done, remaining vigilant on making sure we keep bad actors out of the state,” Zwonitzer said. He added that he would like to “move Wyoming forward especially in regards to technology and infrastructure, as I think that’s the way of the future of business.”
The Wyoming primary is in August. So far, no Democrats have announced plans to run for the office.