Ed Murray was elected as Wyoming's 21st Secretary of State on November 4, 2014. Secretary Murray serves as the State's Chief Elections Officer, Securities Commissioner, Corporations Administrator, Notaries Public Commissioner and in the capacity of Lieutenant Governor. Additionally, Secretary Murray chairs the State Canvassing Board and serves with the other State-wide elected officials on the State Loan and Investment Board, the Board of Land Commissioners and the State Building Commission.
Secretary Murray is a fourth-generation Wyoming native. Born and raised in Laramie County, Ed 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 put his education to use by starting his own business.
Prior to his election, Secretary Murray spent thirty years in the private sector owning and operating a Laramie County based real estate investment and development business. He focused his business on providing hundreds of opportunities for housing, schools, open spaces, businesses, churches, bike paths, and 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 twenty-eight years and are the parents of four adult daughters - Meghan, Erin, Kelley, and Frannie.