Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan of Torrington is now running for the job he was appointed to earlier this year.
The Republican served in the Wyoming House of Representatives for 10 years, including two years as House speaker. He ran unsuccessfully for secretary of state in 2014.
Gov. Matt Mead appointed Buchanan secretary of state in March following the resignation of Ed Murray after three years in office due to allegations of sexual misconduct.
Buchanan, an attorney, says is priorities as secretary of state include using technology to make Wyoming more business-friendly.
Buchanan is so far unopposed in seeking the Republican nomination for the job. State Rep. James Byrd of Cheyenne seeks the Democratic nomination.