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Gosar stressed diversity of state economy and a living wage “moonshot for Wyoming”

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 17th, 2014

Pete Gosar, Democratic candidate for governor, stopped in Mountain View for the 5K race Saturday. Here he takes a moment for a picture with the “Jolly Green Giant (Wayne Cook)” PIONEER PHOTO/Virginia Giorgis


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MOUNTAIN VIEW — Pete Gosar, Democratic candidate for governor, stopped in Mountain View Saturday morning prior to the Carson Cares 5K fundraiser.

In an interview, Gosar questioned the direction the state had taken under the leadership of Governor Matt Mead.

Gosar serves as a pilot for the state and has a business in Laramie, Gannett Aviation, an aircraft management business. He worked as a teacher before becoming a commercial pilot. He was a regional airline pilot for six years before becoming employed at the Aeronautics Division of the Department of Transportation as their Flight Operations Manager, overseeing the daily schedule of the State’s aircraft.

He was a football player at the University of Wyoming, where he obtained a BA in secondary education. He also has an associate degree in aviation technology obtained from San Juan Community College.

He equated the move for cleaner coal, etc., could be a “moonshot for Wyoming.”

When JFK wanted to go to the moon, Gosar said, people were skeptical and said it couldn’t be done. He said the “future of the extractive industry” would include cleaner burning of coal and minimizing the flaring of gas. In addition, the state needed to diversify, bring in more business opportunities and capitalize on the business already in the state. He talked about market research and said current businesses should be helped to grow as they have shown they prefer to stay in Wyoming. Local businesses.

He also addressed the “income inequality” noting women get 65 cents to a man’s $1 for the same work. In addition, Gosar was for raising the minimum wage and noted adjacent states had done so without detriment to jobs and their economy.

For the complete article see the 06-13-2014 issue.

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