Elected Wyoming's 32nd governor in 2011, reelected in 2014
Early Years: Born, 1962, in Jackson, Wyoming
Education: Graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and earned a law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law at Laramie.
Career: Served as a county and federal prosecutor, practiced private law, U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming, maintains a farm and ranch business in southeast Wyoming.
Nickname: Equality State (official) and the Cowboy State
Size: The state covers 97,914 square miles
Economic drivers: Mineral extraction industry, travel and tourism
Did you know? Yellowstone National Park, in the northwest corner of the state, was the first designated national park in the world.