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Haynes For Wyoming

Why am I running for Governor? 

I am the first person running for office to promote Wyoming’s sovereignty and the absolute need to establish a constitutional relationship with the federal government. The vision I have shared with Wyoming voters for a prosperous and free Wyoming has shown signs of coming to life. I have learned to work effectively with the legislators and many agree it is time for Wyoming to realize her full potential and enjoy all the benefits she is due as a state.

I have the education and on-the-ground experience to facilitate this evolution. Working with the Legislature and using our constitutional rights for good as some other states have used theirs for subversive reasons, we can do great things. I have no intention of, and there is no need to, trust Wyoming’s fate to the dysfunctional courts.

Why am I the best candidate?

I have a broad and deep experience in our free enterprise system and my success as an entrepreneur, business owner, and leader positions me uniquely to provide Wyoming the vision to lead her to a prosperous and free future.  

Please go to my "On The Issues" tab to read my views on specific issues important to Wyoming citizens.



Saturday, July 21, 2018 4:01 PM

Governor Candidate Haynes Speaks Out As Wyoming Resident

Republican candidate for Governor, Dr. Taylor Haynes of Laramie, responded today to reports by several media outlets claiming that he is not a Wyoming resident. “This politically motivated attack has been designed by its perpetrators to confuse voters and is well-timed to coincide with the commencement of early voting.” Haynes said. “I have lived in Wyoming for nearly 35 years and during that entire time have not had a residential address in any other state.”

Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Haynes: Wyo.’s Only Pick for Constitutional Government

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” – James Madison, “The Tenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights,” 1791

I evaluate political candidates according to one simple standard: Their commitment to the principles of individual liberty. And when it comes to the Wyoming governor’s race, there’s only one candidate worth talking about in that regard: Taylor Haynes.

I’ve already discussed a few of the problems with the other five candidates vying for the Republican gubernatorial nomination – positional inconsistencies, slopping at the public trough and inabilities to understand just what true constitutional government consists of, to name a few (“Most gubernatorial aspirers don’t clear the liberty hurdle,” WTE, July 8).

Haynes, however, suffers from none of those flaws – and when he says he intends to “promote Wyoming’s sovereignty and the absolute need to establish a constitutional relationship with the federal government,” he’s not kidding.

Moreover, as I’ve discussed before (“Fedzilla’s land grabs, Part I and Part II,” WTE, July 29 and Aug. 5, 2016), from the time of the Second Continental Congress’ Northwest Ordinance (ratified in 1787, and reaffirmed by the U.S. Congress in 1789), that means all new states were to be admitted to the Union on an “equal footing with the original States in all respects whatever.”

Which means: “Since the original states maintained control of their lands even after the founding (with the exceptions enumerated in the Enclave Clause), it therefore follows that any new state, once admitted to the Union, should have its previously federally managed territories turned over to it as well.” (“Part II.”)

Yet, this never happened, either here or in any other Western state – and, to this day, the federal government “manages” 48.4 percent of Wyoming.

This has been Wyoming’s biggest problem since the beginning – and, as Haynes told me, this is an issue of “federal interference in our individual liberty, in our schools and in managing our natural resources ... They control those resources and our mineral wealth.”

And the implications? “Let’s say I come into your business and take over half of it,” Haynes said. “I take half of your income and half of your wealth. And then I also restrict what you can do in your own yard. So, if I do that, how free are you?”
How free, indeed? Not very free at all. And yet, of all the candidates running, Haynes is the only one who recognizes these facts and seeks to correct them.
“I’m not against the federal government, per se,” Haynes stressed. “But they need to respect the bright line of jurisdiction that’s strong in the Constitution – and they need to act only on their enumerated powers.”
Regarding the rest of his Republican competitors, however, Haynes continued, “when it comes to the test of enforcing the Constitution, the other candidates back down. They back down on the Second Amendment at the University of Wyoming, and they all express that they will not take over management of the federal lands.”

“Hageman claims to differ in that respect,” I said.

“Well, she doesn’t,” Haynes replied. “She wants to ask for permission to manage a million acres. So, I’m running your company and I’ve taken over 48.4 percent of it. And then you come to me, hat in hand, to ask for permission to manage 1 percent of your own company? Really?”

And that, said Haynes, is what brought him to decide to run again for the seat he ran for back in both 2010 and 2014: “I feel like I’m trapped, and I had to run one more time, because of that – because there’s nobody else in this race who’s truly constitutional whatsoever.”

And, it bears mentioning, Haynes had a quite respectable showing back in 2014: He earned 31,532 votes to Matt Mead’s 53,673 – and that was against an incumbent governor, and a fairly popular one at that, even with contender Cindy Hill splitting the “hard” conservative vote (she cleared 12,464).
Well, it’s a safe bet the people who voted for Haynes back then will vote for him again – and, with little more than statist political hacks standing in his way this time, Haynes is well-poised to clear the votes he needs to put Wyoming on the path to the sovereignty and prosperity she deserves.

And, Dear Readers, as I survey the mess the “establishment” has made of Wyoming over the years, it’s also something she NEEDS – now more than ever.

Bradley Harrington is a computer technician and a writer who lives in Cheyenne. Email:

Saturday, July 7, 2018 9:50 AM

Dr. Haynes Addresses Question of Residency

In this video, Dr. Haynes addresses the anonymous attack concerning his residency in Wyoming.  He has lived, worked and paid taxes in Wyoming for nearly 35 years with no residence in any other state during that time. 

This unsubstantiated claim is clearly an attempt to confuse voters.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 AM

Gubernatorial Candidates Criticize Environmental Regs

Candidates like Laramie physician Taylor Haynes came out firing when asked how they’d fix Wyoming’s finances without increasing royalties on extractive industries. "All new wealth," he said, "is going to come out of the ground."

“When we take over management of all federal lands we’re going to open this whole deal up,” Haynes told a ballroom, filled with convention attendees, at Snow King Hotel. “There will be more mining, and there will be more logging. There will be more natural resource revenue coming into our state. We don’t need more taxes; we need better management.”

Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:00 AM

Hanna residents come out on top at governor candidates shooting competition

Dr. Haynes hosted the Target Shoot Competition this past weekend at the Rawlins Outdoor Shooting Range, drawing participants from around the state.

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