Gov. Matt Mead appoints Peter Michael interim AG

2013-07-22T17:43:00Z 2013-08-07T08:32:13Z Gov. Matt Mead appoints Peter Michael interim AGThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 22, 2013 5:43 pm  • 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead has named Peter Michael to serve as interim Wyoming attorney general.

Michael replaces former AG Greg Phillips, who was sworn in on Monday as a judge on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Michael had served as deputy attorney general for Phillips.

Mead says Michael is an excellent attorney. Mead says he's confident Michael will lead the attorney general's office in a steady and capable manner until he can find a permanent replacement for Phillips.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Wyoming law school. He's the state's lead lawyer in an ongoing lawsuit in which Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is challenging the recent state law that stripped her office of many of its previous responsibilities. Michael is married and has two children.

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