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Longtime Public Official Max Maxfield Leaves Office

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As Wyoming welcomes Ed Murray as its new Secretary of State, longtime public official Max Maxfield will leave state government. 

Maxfield was Wyoming’s Secretary of State since 2007 after serving eight years as State Auditor. As Secretary of State, Maxfield was known for combating fraud in Wyoming businesses, and for filing the case that ultimately repealed term limits for the top 5 elected officials in the state.

Maxfield says that even though he did not seek a third term as secretary of state, repealing term limits was a matter of principle. 

"As the chief election officer in the state, having a portion of your election code which you firmly believe is unconstitutional, I felt it was incumbent upon me to take the action that I did," he says.

Maxfield also served as the Director of the Wyoming Department of Commerce from 1989 until 1994. He says he is looking forward to spending more time with his family.

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