Dr. Taylor Haynes has become the second Republican to formally announce his candidacy for Governor of Wyoming.

Haynes, who formed an exploratory committee last year and has already been on the campaign trail, says he wants to preserve Wyoming's future and put the state's relationship with the federal government "in the proper prospective."

Haynes says voters are very upset with the state legislature and Governor Matt Mead over the attempt to remove the State Education Department from the direction of Superintendent Cindy Hill. That effort amounts to "trashing our constitutional rights," adding he has been a long-time critic of the legislation, which was recently struck down by the Wyoming Supreme Court.

Haynes is a rancher and retired surgeon who, along with his wife Beth, owns a company that administers health benefits. He joins Hill in the race for governor. Incumbent Republican Matt Mead has so far not said whether he will run for another term.