Cody Enterprise: Cody businessman announces candidacy for State Senate District 18

Landon Greer, a Cody City Council member for eight years, is running for Wyoming Senate District 18.

Incumbent Sen. Tim French of Powell has indicated he intends to run again, and Greer said he didn’t decide to run because of anything French has or hasn’t done.

“It’s more just something I’ve wanted to do,” he said

The owner of Asphalt Quality Paving and father of eight announced his candidacy in a May 13 press release, saying he’s a devoted advocate for Wyoming’s values and prosperity. His father founded the company, which Greer and his wife bought in 1998.

“As a business owner, I see first-hand how the economic challenges we face affect our workers,” he said.

Greer said he will tackle the unresolved issues facing Wyoming such as mounting inflation, threats to the state’s core industries, and political infighting in Cheyenne. Born and raised in Wyoming, he has a deep connection to Park County.

“I love this state and the many opportunities it provides,” he said. “As a graduate of Cody High School and the University of Wyoming, I know the challenges we have to keep our workforce here, I understand the issues affecting Wyomingites.”

Greer graduated from CHS in 2001 and earned a bachelor’s in business from UW. He said he understands the importance of creating opportunities for families and future generations, which is “why my campaign will focus on the issues that matter most to Wyomi­ngites.”

Greer cited evidence of his dedication to public service by his two terms, 2013-2020, on the Cody City Council, where “I worked tirelessly to improve the lives of my constituents and build a brighter future for Cody and its surrounding areas.” As a council member, he’s proud of his campaign for smaller government.

“I was able to control the amount of regulation that got implemented,” particularly in zoning ordinances, Greer said. “I’m a very conservative person.”

Along with his experience in local government, he is also an alumnus of Leadership Wyoming and the Wyoming Academy, a program focused on economic development.

Greer’s platform focuses on supporting local and statewide economies with an emphasis on protecting the vital role that energy and mineral extraction play.

“Because the Biden regime’s policies have placed the prosperity of Americans and Wyomingites last, we need to put policies in place to fight against these national failures and fight for Wyoming’s interests,” Greer said, adding “that we have to continue to do everything we can to foster an environment where businesses can thrive, jobs are created, and families see the fruits of their labor.

“Wyoming is at a critical juncture, and we need leaders who will prioritize the needs of our communities and fight for the values that have made it such a great place to live and grow up. I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work for the people of Senate District 18.

During his campaign, Greer said he will focus on listening to the concerns of Park County residents and working to find solutions that benefit all Wyomingites.