Hello, voters!

Is all business personal? Is all politics local? I don't know, but I'm willing to represent House District 40 as a reasonable, solution-based working class legislator in support of limiting abuses of power that restrict consituents' freedoms.

My name is Greg Haas. Welcome to my site.

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Banner image of Greg in Mountains

Solutions

My hope is that politics pivots to finding solutions to problems other than keeping rich people rich. I won't claim to have all the answers. But I do sometimes propose and discuss solutions to real problems. Of course every problem has a solution, and every solution has a problem.

Campaign $

I hope to be more than open about campaign issues such as the finances involved. I can't keep updating financial info in this paragraph. Instead, please scroll through my Updates page. Thanks!

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Meetings

Power comes in many forms. Some communities struggle with over-zealous motor-vehicle departments. Some have corrupt local governments. Some struggle to live peacefully with abusive corporations. There's a long list. In the end, there's only one thing a government should do. That is limit the abuse of power. As a candidate, I'm given different kinds of access to different groups than I was as a non-candidate. Want to see who I'm meeting with?

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A little about me

I was born in the Bethesda Naval Hospital in 1971. A bunch of childhood happened in Vermont then I graduated from high school in 1989.

In the years between 1989 and 1997 I lived in many places around the U.S. During the first half of the 90s, I attended two small colleges. One on a farm in the Western North Carolina mountains and the other in the woods in Vermont. My official graduation from Marlboro College in Vermont was in 1995. My last semesters at school were completed mostly off campus as I grew weary of moving between East and West so regularly. I also spent some time living and working in Texas and Wisconsin. I spent several months traveling the country with my dog in an Jeep J-20. I first moved to Wyoming in December of 1996. Wyoming had officially been a state for just over 106 years and was finally willing to let me in, I guess. I'd most recently been working on ranches in South East and South Central Montana, first seasonally, then full time.

Wyoming House District 40 Map.
source: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/HD31-40.aspx

Before moving to Wyoming I made a meager living working manual labor and agricultural jobs. Keep in mind that I'm a white male so my struggles in the lower middle-class white America, however painful they felt at the time, weren't ever really that bad. I was young, bullet-proof and doing my best to fix any mistakes I made. Days after finding a place to rent in Sheridan, I found a job working with at-risk kids in the wrap-around program run by the Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center. I started that in January and worked there for the next two years as a Skill Trainer and a Case Manager. A colleague there introduced me to my wife-to-be.

I ran my own tutoring business in Sheridan for about two years before our first child arrived. We were living in Banner. My wife was working for JCSD#1. In early 2003 we moved to Buffalo, WY and I took a job with the Buffalo Theater, LLC.

My family (wife, son, daughter, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse) and I still live in Buffalo, WY. I stopped working at the Theater in December 2009. I'd been helping people find computer and web-based solutions since the 1980s as a hobby. In 2010 I started to gently develop a small client base. I'm grateful for the work I can do between being a father and husband. I recently spent a couple years on the JCSD#1 school board, before resigning to apply for a job in the district. I didn't get hired, but I still stay involved, as a parent, in many of the issues before that board. This past year I've been helping out a few days a week at the St. Francis Animal Shelter in Buffalo.

I grew up in a lot of different places around the U.S. at a lot of different times. I'm still growing up and now feel like I'm growing older. I have a lot to offer. I like to ask and face hard questions. I like to find solutions to problems, especially when others are earnestly trying as well. I believe with enough hard work, education, empathy, love and hospitality everything will be alright. Each day is a new chapter.


Contact Me

The best ways to contact me are:

  • on Twitter
  • I've got an account on Google+ too.
  • I don't spend much time there, but I do have a Facebook account.
  • Here's a temporary email address for just campaign-related stuff:
  • or you can go real old school! 307-278-9866. Send me a text message or even call me up!
  • if you wanna get real fancy-pants, you can contact me via Gitter.im

Meetings

Here're some conversations I've been having. I'd like to post all the surveys I've been sent as well, both those I've answered and those I've not. I'll try to do that.


Results

Sheridan County Results
Madden: 169
Haas: 38
Johnson County Results
Madden: 3,365 = 75.26%
Haas: 796 = 17.80%
Write-in: 46 = 1.03%
Over vote: 3 = 0.07%
Under vote: 261 = 5.84%