Wyoming first lady Carol Mead reflects on years past, looks ahead

CHEYENNE – When Matt Mead was elected to serve as Wyoming’s 32nd governor, his life wasn’t the only one that changed.

After Nov. 2, 2010, the lives of his wife, daughter and son were all altered as well.

“I remember right after the general election, when Matt had won, then the next morning I woke up and there was security parked in the driveway, and I thought, ‘Holy buckets – things have changed,’” said Carol Mead, Wyoming’s first lady.

That morning, as Carol Mead pulled out of the driveway with her children, Mary and Pete, two security vehicles followed them. But she didn’t get too far before she realized she had forgotten her phone and had to turn around, causing the security vehicles to turn around and follow her back to the house.