Wyoming Representative Jim Byrd “Rides for the Brand” toward his seat as Secretary of State.
Representative Byrd began his legislative career in 2009 and has served as the House District 44 representative for 10 years. Today in the Cheyenne Depot, he announced his candidacy for Secretary of State. Representative Byrd comes from a long line of Wyoming leaders who in fact have embodied why the State of Wyoming is the equality state. His mother was the first black female to serve in the Wyoming Senate and his father was the first black City of Cheyenne police chief.
“One of the interesting things the Secretary of State is responsible for is the safekeeping of the State seal.” began Representative Bryd. He further explained that the imagery from the seal resonated with him because it featured both energy and farm/ranch. Both of which were important careers to Representative Byrd.
With his diverse background, his leadership in the legislature and ambitions resulting in the ownership of many businesses, Representative Byrd exclaimed he can guide our State toward economic diversity as Secretary of State. His belief system is to abide by the “Code of the West” which was adopted by the State Legislature while he was serving. One code shared by Representative Byrd was, “Ride for the Brand.” He likes the importance of representing Wyoming unitedly. With these principals and his Wyoming ideals from his up bringing, Representative Byrd finished his remarks sharing his strong belief in people.
“Every person has something to contribute. No matter your ethnicity or background. I will work with legislators and policy makers on both sides of the aisle to make the best decisions for Wyoming.” – Representative Byrd, Candidate for Secretary of State.