|Governor Matt Mead|
Name Ed Murray
Preceded by Max Maxfield
Spouse Caren Murray
|Political party Republican|
Party Republican Party
Alma mater University of Wyoming
|Born March 27, 1958 (age 65)
Laramie County, Wyoming,
U.S. (1958-03-27) |
Role Secretary of State of Wyoming
Office Secretary of State of Wyoming since 2015
Children Frannie Murray, Erin Murray, Meghan Murray, Kelley Murray
Education University of Wyoming, University of Wyoming College of Law
Ed Murray (born March 27, 1958) is an American businessman, politician and incumbent Secretary of State of Wyoming, in office since 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Murray graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law. He operates an umbrella company, Murray Investment and Development, that contains 16 business entities. He is a developer and real estate investor.
In March 2014, Max Maxfield, the Secretary of State of Wyoming, announced that he would not seek reelection. Murray declared his candidacy for the Republican Party nomination in April. Murray defeated three opponents and won the primary election in a highly contested race. Murray largely outspent all primary opponents and won by only 1,632 votes with less than 37% of the vote.Murray then defeated Libertarian Party nominee Howard Kit Carson and Constitution Party nominee Jennifer Young in the general election, receiving 77% of the vote in a state widely known to support Republican candidates. During his tenure, the Secretary of State's office began accepting online filings.
Murray is widely speculated to be considering running for Governor of Wyoming in the 2018 election, when incumbent Matt Mead is term limited.
Ed Murray is married and has four daughters.