December 4, 2015
Congressman Cynthia Lummis told the people of Wyoming today that after eight years of service in the US House of Representatives, she will not seek a 5th term in office.
The announcement was made from the Wyoming State Capitol Building in Cheyenne this afternoon.
Wyoming State GOP Chairman Matt Micheli said,
If you were to look up the definition of Wyoming in my dictionary, a picture of Cynthia Lummis would be front and center. As a rancher, small businessman, attorney, public servant and elected official, there is no one individual in the state of Wyoming that better personifies what the Cowboy State represents. Cynthia is a principled voice in Congress pressing for fiscal responsibility in an out of control federal bureaucracy. Her support for our Second and Tenth Amendment rights was as intense as her opposition to the regulatory overload being pushed by the entire Obama Administration and especially the EPA. Unlike many in Congress, her loyalties remained with those who elected her…. her fellow Wyoming citizens, not with House Leadership. She resigned from the Appropriations Committee over spending levels that never seemed to go down and was kicked off the Whip Team over a vote she cast because she thought Wyoming’s voice was not being heard on issues going to the House floor. We will miss her leadership as the Chairman of the House Western Caucus, on issues dealing with natural resources, the budget and taxes, and her efforts to make sure Wyoming’s concerns were always taken seriously in the Halls of Congress. I wish her all the best in any future endeavor.
Congressman Lummis was the youngest person to serve in the Wyoming Legislature when first elected in 1978. Since then she has served in the Wyoming State House and Senate, as State Treasurer and Member of the US House of Representatives.