By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
With just eight months remaining until Wyoming’s primary election, a new Republican gubernatorial candidate who said God told him to run for office has entered the race.
Cheyenne resident Aaron Nab, a truck driver who has not previously held a political office, officially announced his candidacy in late December, although he said he decided to run for governor in June.
“I have been in a very slow process to announce my candidatecy [sic] for Wyoming Governor as I am very particular and I am a very humble person as it wasn’t tell [sic] September that I really accepted that God was wanting me to do this,” Nab said on social media. “June 24th is when I finally agreed to run and I’d [sic] I wasn’t the best person for the position I would not be here as I have tried to get other people to do it so I wouldn’t have to, but here I am.”
Some of Nab’s priorities for the highest office in Wyoming include “not sit in my office hiding, be mobile around the State working and talking with the people,” fight critical race theory, expanding curriculum at Wyoming’s community colleges and make Wyoming the best state for veterans to live.
He also wants to end the construction of wind turbines and focus on the promotion of coal-generated power.
Nab’s social media postings include expressions of support for congressional candidate state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, his distaste for President Joe Biden and his love for the Bible, the “best book [he] ever read.”
Currently, two other Republicans are running for governor: incumbent Gov. Mark Gordon and Rock Springs veterinarian and frequent candidate Rex Rammell.
Gordon was elected to the office in 2018, after serving as state treasurer.