Mark Gordon is an American politician, currently serving as the 33rd governor of Wyoming. He has previously served as state treasurer, a position he was appointed to by then-Governor Matt Mead on October 26, 2012, to fill the vacancy left by Joseph Meyer’s death. Gordon is affiliated with the Republican party.
Mark Gordon’s wife, personal life and net worth
Gordon met his first wife, the former Sarah Hildreth Gilmore, while in college. On March 7, 1981, they married at the Second Congregational Church in Greenfield, Massachusetts, where her parents lived. She was killed in a car accident in 1993. They were parents to two daughters.
Gordon met his current wife, the former Jennie Muir Young, in 1998, and the couple married in 2000. They jointly own the Merlin Ranch in Johnson County, Wyoming, east of Buffalo. Their ranch was honored with the Society for Range Management Wyoming Section’s “Excellence in Rangeland Stewardship” award in 2009.
Mark Gordon net worth is estimated to be around $1 million – $1.5 million. His annual stipulated salary as Governor of Wyoming is $105,000.
Mark Gordon’s early life and education
Gordon was born in New York City, the son of ranchers Catherine (née Andrews) and Crawford Gordon from Kaycee, Wyoming. Louise Ayer Hatheway was his maternal grandmother. In Johnson County, Wyoming, he was raised on his family’s ranch. In 1979, he graduated with honours from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.
Mark Gordon’s career
Gordon ran unsuccessfully in the Republican primary for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district seat, which was being vacated by Barbara Cubin. Cynthia Lummis, also a former state treasurer and the wife of Alvin Wiederspahn, a Democratic former state representative, was his main opponent.
From 2012 to 2019, Gordon served as Wyoming’s Treasurer. After being chosen by Governor Matt Mead, he was sworn in as treasurer on November 1, 2012, by Wyoming Supreme Court Justice William Hill. In 2014, Gordon was elected treasurer for a full term.
Gordon did not run for Cynthia Lummis’s seat in the United States House of Representatives in 2016, as he did in 2008. Instead, he ran for governor of Wyoming in 2018. He defeated Democratic state representative Mary Throne in the Republican primary on August 21 and the general election on November 6. Gordon took office on January 7, 2019. Gordon took his oath of office on January 7, 2019.
Gordon imposed some restrictions on indoor and outdoor public gatherings in advance of a November 2020 spike in coronavirus cases. He did not impose curfews, temporary business closures, or a statewide mask mandate at first. Later in the month, Gordon and his wife, Jennie Gordon, became infected with COVID-19. Gordon imposed a statewide mask mandate in December 2020.
Mark Gordon’s age
Gov. Gordon was born on March 14, 1957. He is currently 65 years of age.
Gov. Mark Gordon signs the Second Amendment Protection Act
Gov. Mark Gordon signed the Second Amendment Protection Act into law on Monday, with law enforcement present.
The bill was passed during Wyoming’s recently concluded 2022 budget session. Its purpose is to protect Second Amendment rights while also preventing federal regulation of firearms, accessories, magazines, and ammunition. Sheriffs, police officers, gun rights advocates, and lawmakers all agreed that the legislation was necessary as President Joe Biden’s administration pushed for greater gun control.
“This is a culmination of a lot of effort with law enforcement, gun owners in Wyoming, Shooting Sports Foundation, all those people that have a strong belief in the Second Amendment, We hope that the federal government will never do an unconstitutional act that would infringe upon people’s Second Amendment right.” -said bill sponsor Sen. Larry Hicks, R-Baggs.
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