Local businessman announces campaign pledging to be “a strong voice for our local issues.”
Today local businessman Mike Gierau announced that he is seeking election to House District 16 in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Gierau has served as a town planning commissioner, town councilman and county commissioner. He has also served as a member of numerous boards and committees and is the founding chairman of Jackson Hole Air Improvement Resources.
“With the experience that I have in Teton County, I will be a strong voice for our local issues at the state capitol,” Gierau said. “I know that the bedrock of this community is the environment around us. As your representative, I will be committed to state support for tourism and keeping public lands in public hands.”
Gierau is the owner of Jedediah Corporation, which has been in business locally since 1980. It currently operates Jedediah’s at the Airport in both Jackson and Missoula, Mont. and previously operated Jedediah’s Original House of Sourdough on the town square. Jedediah Corporation is an active supporter of community events including Jackson Hole Live, the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Town of Jackson and the World Championship Hill Climb.
Gierau, 57, married his wife, Paty, in 2012. Together, they are raising two children: Malu and Johnny.
“Having a family has given me the chance to see Jackson and Wyoming through new eyes and has given me a deeper appreciation for life in Teton County,” Gierau said. “It has also reaffirmed my belief in the importance of good government and civility. I hope to bring common sense and our community’s values to Cheyenne.”