Mark Gordon was born on 14 March 1957 in New York City, USA is an American politician serving as the 33rd governor of the U.S state of Wyoming since 2019. He is from Republican Party, earlier he served as state treasurer, and He is a member of the Republican Party, On 26 October 2012, he was appointed to the position by Governor Matt Mead to fulfill the vacancy left by the death of Joseph Meyer.
Mark Gordon’s Net Worth
Mark Gordon’s net worth is estimated at around $ 250 million. His source of earning money is his political career. According to the year 2020, his salary was $105,000.
Mark Gordon’s Age & Physical Appearance
He is 65 years old and has dark brown eyes and blond hair. He is 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He weighs around 70kg. He wears a shoe size of 9 UK.
Mark Gordon’s Early Life
Gordon was born in New York City and was the son of Catherine (née Andrews) and Crawford Gordon, his parents were from Kaycee, Wyoming. His paternal grandmother was Louise Ayer Hatheway. He was raised on his family’s ranch in Johnson County, Wyoming. Gordon earned a Bachelor of degree in Arts stream in history from Middlebury College in 1979.
Mark Gordon’s Personal Life
Gordon met his first wife, the former Sarah Hildreth Gilmore, at Middlebury College. They got married on 7 March 1981, in the Second Congregational Church in Greenfield, Massachusetts, where her parents used to reside. In 1993, she died in a vehicle accident. They had two daughters.
In 1998 Gordon met Jennie Muir Young who is her current wife and they got married in 2000. They own the Merlin Ranch east of Buffalo in Johnson County, Wyoming. Their ranch earned the Society for Range Management Wyoming Section “Excellence in Rangeland Stewardship” award in 2009.
Gordon tested positive for the Covid-19 Virus on 25 November 2020. On the same day of being tested for Covid-19, his office was to be reopened after an employee of his office had tested Covid positive earlier. After testing positive for Covid 19 his office remained closed temporarily for a deep cleaning and sanitation process.
Mark Gordon’s Career
In 2008, Gordon was an unsuccessful candidate in the Republican primary for the United States House of Representatives for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district seat held by Barbara Cubin, who was vacating. His main opposition was Cynthia Lummis, a preceding state treasurer and the wife of a Democratic former state representative, Alvin Wiederspahn. Former U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop approved Gordon, as was one by the late Joseph B. Meyer, who was assisting as a state treasurer at the time.
Earlier Gordon earned the authorizations of Wyoming’s two most well-known statewide newspapers which are The Casper Star-Tribune and the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. In the primary Campaign financial advantage and polls roosted Gordon but unfortunately, he lost to the nominations of Lummis.
Mark Gordon’s As Treasurer of Wyoming
Gordon was Treasurer of Wyoming from 2012 to 2019. After being selected by Governor Matt Mead he took sworn in as treasurer on November 1, 2012, by Wyoming Supreme Court Justice William Hill. Gordon was appointed as a full-term treasurer in 2014.
Mark Gordon’s As Governor of Wyoming
Gordon refused to run for Cynthia Lummis’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016, the same one he stood for in 2008, and rather he referred to run for governor of Wyoming in 2018.
He won the Republican primary on 21 August and the general election on 6 November, defeating Democratic government representative Mary Throne. Gordon was launched on January 7, 2019.
In 2021, a New York Times inquiry revealed that Gordon was targeted by hard-right conservatives, such as Susan Gore, the legatee to the Gore-Tex fortune. After this incident, Gore funded secret operatives who targeted Gordon.
Among the rising cases of CoronaVirus in November 2020. He imposed restrictions on indoor and outdoor public gatherings. He announced a temporary business shutdown and imposed a statewide mask compulsory. Gordan and his wife were diagnosed with CoronaVirus in the same month. He kept on extending mask-wearing mandatory until there was a fall in Corona Cases and finally lifted mask-wearing compulsory on 16 March.
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