Gov. Freudenthal will not seek reelection
by Governor Dave Freudenthal media release
March 4, 2010
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Gov. Dave Freudenthal issued the following statement on Thursday, March 4, after announcing he will not seek a third term.
"We are here today, in part, to confirm that I will not be a candidate for Governor in 2010. This decision is not made lightly but enjoys strong support from my family. I suspect this statement comes as no surprise to most observers of the Wyoming political scene," Freudenthal said.
"The more important purpose of today is for Nancy and me to thank the Wyoming citizens for allowing us the opportunity to serve as your Governor and First Lady. As I am fond of saying, in the end being Governor is still just a job – a unique one – but a job nonetheless," the Governor said.
"We look forward to working with our successor later this year in a transition process which will be marked by a sense of cooperation and goodwill," Gov. Freudenthal said.
"I also want to thank the many dedicated state employees, agency administrators and citizen members of the many state boards and commissions that have contributed to our success," Freudenthal said.
"In the remaining ten months of my term, we will continue to serve the State to the best of our ability. Although, I must admit that the time previously dedicated to campaigning will now be dedicated to simply enjoying the great people and unique outdoor lifestyle of Wyoming," Gov. Freudenthal said.