Curtis E. Meier, Jr. Seeks Re-Election as State Treasurer
Written by Caleb Nelson on May 9, 2022
On Friday, May 6th, 2022, Wyoming State Treasurer Curtis Meier officially announced his re-election campaign. He is seeking a second term in office.
Prior to being State Treasurer, Meier served in the Wyoming State Senate for 24 years where he worked on a wide range of legislative committee assignments.
Meier has served on a State Treasurer Advisory Committee as well as the following legislative committees:
- Select Committee on Capital Financing and Investments.
- Legislative Liaison to the State Retirement Board, of which he is now a current member.
- Appropriations Committee.
- Chairman of the Corporations, Elections, and Political Subdivisions Committee.
- Chairman of the Transportation, Highway, and Military Affairs Committee.
Meier graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Originally from La Grange, Meier maintains a farming and ranching operation in his hometown. Previously, Meier ran a successful irrigation business. Charlene, his wife, worked as a dedicated elementary school teacher until she retired in 2019. She served Goshen County for 45 years.
According to his public biography, Meier has “established himself as a champion of the Wyoming and U.S. Constitution.”
Regarding his first term, Meier had this to say, “It has been an honor to serve the citizens of our great state as Wyoming’s Treasurer, and it is my desire to continue providing effective leadership, solid returns, and excellent service in managing the people’s investments.”
During the first three years of Meier’s tenure, his office’s investments grew from “$20.12 billion” to more than “25.05 billion.” These figures addressed both the general and special interests of the Wyoming taxpayers and strengthened the state’s education and workers’ compensation funds.
“My goal has always been to keep government taxation and spending at its lowest possible level so that the private sector can thrive without needless government interference or burdensome taxes,” Meier said.
The Peterson Institute for International Economics examined the Wyoming State Treasurer’s Office in recent years. The Institute analyzed governance, transparency, accountability, structure, and behavior. Because of Meier’s efforts, along with his staff, Wyoming now ranks in 1st place in terms of sovereign wealth funds in the U.S.
“Our dedicated employees are the heart and soul of the Treasurer’s Office, and I am proud of the work we have done together. There are just so many things that are going right in our office, and what is really rewarding to the people working there is that they get to make a difference in people’s lives. We’ve improved the lives of every person in Wyoming in some way,” he said.