Wyoming Senate President Dan Dockstader (R-Grover) has filed as a candidate to run for Wyoming Secretary of State. Dockstader filed shortly after the current Secretary, Ed Buchanan, announced that he had decided not to seek re-election.
So far Dockstader is the only candidate to have filed for the position. The candidate filing period closes May 27.
In a statement, Dockstader said “As Secretary of State, I will make sure that Wyoming grows its economy to provide good paying jobs and opportunities right here in our state. This means protecting and promoting our legacy industries and working hard to attract new industries. As Secretary of State, my number one priority will be to make sure Wyoming is open for all businesses large and small. Our Secretary of State should be an ambassador for Wyoming and lead our efforts to grow our economy. As the Chief Election’s Officer, I will do everything in my power to protect and promote election integrity in Wyoming. I have supported common sense legislation like the voter ID bill and others to make sure we have the most secure and fair elections in the world. As Secretary of State, I will make sure our elections are secure.”
In Wyoming, the Secretary of State serves on the State Board of Land Commissioners, the State Building Commission, the State Loan and Investment Board, and also serves as the chair of the State Canvassing Board. The Secretary of State’s Office is organized into five divisions: Administration Division, Business Division, Compliance Division, Election Division, and the Executive Offices.
Dockstader served in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 2007-2008. He has been in the Senate since 2009, most recently serving as Senate President since 2021.
Dockstader is the Owner/Executive Producer of SVI Media based in Star Valley, Wyoming.