I am a Mark Gordon supporter. I am also an energy industry professional. I have worked continuously in Wyoming as an oil and gas geologist for over 44 years. I am in my sixth year as a Commissioner at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and I served as Chairman of the Wyoming Pipeline Authority between 2001 and 2009. I support Mark because he is pro-energy development.
I am writing about Mark Gordon as someone who truly knows him, and not someone getting spurious, incorrect information from the internet. I have worked with Mark Gordon on various public and private sector boards, commissions and task forces. I have seen first-hand Mark’s ability to work with diverse interests to solve complex problems in a thoughtful manner.
I first met Mark Gordon about twenty years ago. He was the manager of the Ucross Ranch in Johnson County, and a business client of ours owned the minerals; it was a classic case of split estate that caused so many conflicts during the coal-bed methane (CBM) boom. We met at the ranch on Clear Creek and proceeded to work out how best to develop CBM and protect the integrity of the ranch. Mark’s problem-solving skills and willingness to make a fair deal were evident from the start. In the end, we shook hands and he has been a friend and colleague ever since.
Mark has the qualities that will make him an effective governor, and I can say something about these qualities, having worked with four Wyoming governors and legislatures in a variety of appointed and advisory capacities. While being his own man, Mark has the right combination of experience, common sense, character and leadership skills to stand out as the candidate of choice.
In my experience, Mark Gordon has been unfailing in his support of Wyoming conservative values and in his love for the quality of life we all want to protect. He is a steady hand and will make a great governor.