Gov. Mark Gordon and State officials get sworn in on Monday

Published: Jan. 3, 2023 at 12:25 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Monday was a big day at the Capitol. The state’s top 5 elected officials were sworn into office at the Rotunda.

Wyoming officials rang in the new year with a bang. Even during the holiday season, the state keeps working, and today was no exception.

On Monday, Gov. Mark Gordon rang in his second inaugural ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda.

Gov. Mark Gordon, Secretary of State Chuck Gray, State Treasurer Curt Meier, State Auditor Kristi Racines, and Superintendant of Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder were sworn into office this morning.

The Governor’s inaugural speech spoke of the Wyoming values of family and equality.

“It’s really is about coming together to help diversify Wyoming’s economy and to make sure that our children which are our promise, and our future are educated,” said Dr. Michelle Alderich, Cheyenne councilwoman Ward 3.

And how coming together helps create a greater future.

“Citizenship is not aligning with one ideology or another. It’s a willingness to engage in and respect one another,” said Gov. Mark Gordon.

Gordon’s faced his share of challenges in his first term, overcoming budgetary cuts and Covid-19 restrictions.

”Mark took a lot of heat for taking some strong stands to provide leadership. So, Mark demonstrated his capacity for leadership in the first term,” said Jim Geringer, Former Wyoming Governor from 1995-2003.

The Governor and first lady’s extended family were there, along with municipal and state officials and the public.

”Mark Gordon said about how the sky is the limit no matter who you are where you are or hoe you were raised the sky ‘s the limit and you can do anything you want especially in the stat of Wyoming,” said J.D. Petty, Manager of Gordon Ranch.

A proud Wyoming rancher Gordon previously served as the State Treasurer in 2012 and was sworn in as Governor in 2019.

”Having a governor that’s also a rancher is huge, especially for the state of Wyoming, because agriculture that’s our bread and butter in our state,” said Kevin Rodriguez, Manager of Merlin Ranch.

Gordon reiterated that because our state is small, everyone can get involved.

”Ours is truly a citizen government and citizens make a difference in this state,” said Gordon.