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Former U.S. House candidate announces for governor

CHEYENNE - Rex Rammell officially announced his entry into the 2018 gubernatorial race with stops in Riverton, Casper and Cheyenne Wednesday.

 

January 4, 2018

CHEYENNE - Rex Rammell officially announced his entry into the 2018 gubernatorial race with stops in Riverton, Casper and Cheyenne Wednesday.

The 57-year-old veterinarian from Rock Springs will make his second attempt to become a state governor. 

Rammell grew up in the mountains of Western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho near Yellowstone Park. The Rammell family settled in Teton Valley in 1889 and were honored by having a mountain named after them. The family made their living farming, ranching, and mining. Rammell went on to become a veterinarian in 1989 and currently owns, with his wife Lynda of 35 years, Sweetwater Stables in Rock Springs. He is an avid outdoors man, cowboy, and stalwart conservative. 

In 2010 he ran for governor against longtime incumbent and current governor of Idaho, Butch Otter. Over 43,000 Idahoans voted for Rammell in the Republican primary.

In 2016 he ran for Wyoming's U.S. Representative. While he pulled out of the race, his name was still on ballots since he withdrew too late. He garnered 890 votes. The Republican nomination and later the seat was won by Liz Cheney.

In 2008, he founded the federal land transfer movement that has become a multi-state initiative to transfer all public lands back to the states.

According to a press release, Rammell believes state ownership of all the public land would effectively eliminate many of Wyoming's revenue problems and put Wyoming on equal footing with the other states.

 
 

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