Ed and I have been friends for more than a decade. We were introduced in 1997 by the late Cheyenne icon, Fred Albert. At that juncture I had only been in Cheyenne three years and my business had only been open for a year. Ed was kind enough to take me to lunch and offer me some much needed encouragement and advice. I will always appreciate his kindness and help.
Over the years, we both have grown older, his business ventures have matured and my firm has grown exponentially. Every couple of years, Ed and I still go to lunch and I enjoy our time immensely. I still learn something new at every luncheon.
In our latest installment, the natural topic was Ed's candidacy for Wyoming Secretary of State. Our discussion ranged from both the intricacies and humor of small-town politics to the need for maintaining a focused effort on supporting Wyoming's business climate.
Needless to say, I endorse Ed Murray for Secretary of State in Wyoming. Ed's business experience and acumen will allow him to step into this essential position and excel in its leadership.