Mary was born and raised in Campbell County, growing up on a ranch on Wild Horse Creek. After college she spent two years volunteering in Thailand, returned to the US for law school, and then came back to Wyoming as soon as she was able.
With her husband, Kevin Boyce, she started her family in Cheyenne. Mary cares about community and became active in the Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Rotary, and volunteering at her sons’ schools. She is a graduate of Leadership Wyoming and member of the Wyoming Business Alliance Steering Committee. In 2006, tired of politics as usual, she stepped up and ran for the Wyoming Legislature.
As a legislator, Mary worked across the aisle to build consensus in tackling the biggest problems our state faces. She is an expert in natural resource issues, which she brought to bear in forging common-sense solutions to growth and diversification in our state. Mary knows Wyoming can be more than a boom and bust state.
More than anything, Mary wants her three boys, Michael, Tarver, and Patrick, to have just as bright of future as she did. She spent years working to ensure Wyoming kids receive a first rate education, by successfully reducing standardized testing and fighting for accountability and privacy in Wyoming schools.
Mary knows Wyoming’s potential is vast. She believes today’s problems deserve better than yesterday’s thinking. And that’s why she’s running for Governor – because Wyoming matters.