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Meet the Secretary

Secretary Murray, wife Caren and their family.

Ed Murray was elected as Wyoming's 21st Secretary of State on November 4, 2014. Secretary Murray serves many roles in his official capacity as Secretary of State including Chief Business Registrar, Chief Elections Officer, Securities Commissioner, and Notaries Public Commissioner. Additionally, Secretary Murray chairs the State Canvassing Board and serves with the other four statewide elected officials on the State Loan and Investment Board, the Board of Land Commissioners and the State Building Commission. Pursuant to Wyoming's Constitution, Secretary Murray also serves as acting Governor when the Governor is absent from the State or if the Governor were to become incapable of serving.

Secretary Murray is a fourth-generation Wyoming native born and raised in Laramie County. He graduated from Central High School in 1976 and went on to receive an undergraduate degree in business administration with dual majors in finance and real estate. Following his college graduation, Ed earned his J.D. at the University of Wyoming College of Law before returning to Cheyenne to pursue being an entrepreneur and businessman.

Prior to his public service, Ed spent over thirty years in the private sector owning and operating several businesses related primarily to real estate investment and development. Ed's companies have provided for the development and creation of numerous neighborhoods with hundreds of housing opportunities as well as schools, parks, businesses, churches, bike paths, commercial properties and the extension of new and improved infrastructure for Wyoming residents.

Secretary Murray has served on the board of directors for numerous organizations and he and his wife, Caren Murray, are strong advocates of community service, supporting many charitable causes and funding many educational endeavors. Ed and Caren have been married for over thirty years and are the parents of four adult daughters - Meghan, Erin, Kelley, and Frannie.