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By Joel Funk
Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Democratic representative running for secretary of state

CHEYENNE – Cheyenne's James Byrd is looking to wear a new hat in public office as he announced his candidacy Thursday to be Wyoming's next secretary of state.

 

February 10, 2018

COURTESY/ Blaine McCartney/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Rep. James Byrd, D-Cheyenne, speaks during a news conference on Friday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Cheyenne Depot Museum. Byrd announced his candidacy for Wyoming Secretary of State, a position currently held by Ed Murray, who has said he is not seeking re-election.

CHEYENNE – Cheyenne's James Byrd is looking to wear a new hat in public office as he announced his candidacy Thursday to be Wyoming's next secretary of state.

Byrd is serving his fifth term in the Wyoming Legislature representing House District 44. But he will not seek another term as he made the decision to campaign to become one of Wyoming's five statewide elected officials.

"I want to push the envelope a little bit more," Byrd said after his announcement at the Cheyenne Depot Museum. "In the secretary of state's office, there are a lot of things that are not getting done, a lot of thi...



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