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Cynthia Lummis
Cynthia Lummis
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming's at-large district

January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2017
Barbara Cubin
Liz Cheney
27th Treasurer of Wyoming

January 4, 1999 - January 9, 2007
GovernorJim Geringer
Dave Freudenthal
Stan Smith
Joe Meyer
Member of the Wyoming Senate
from the 5th district

January 14, 1993 - January 10, 1995
Gary Yordy
Donald Lawler
Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
from the Laramie County district

January 7, 1985 - January 14, 1993

January 8, 1979 - January 3, 1983
Multi-member district
Personal details
Born
Cynthia Marie Lummis

(1954-09-10) September 10, 1954 (age 65)
Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Children1
EducationUniversity of Wyoming (BS, JD)
WebsiteLummis For Wyoming

Cynthia Marie Lummis Wiederspahn (born September 10, 1954) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Wyoming's at-large congressional district, serving from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Republican Party, she previously served as a State Representative (1979-1983, 1985-1993), State Senator (1993-1995), and State Treasurer (1999-2007). She did not seek re-election in 2016.[1]

Early life

Lummis is one of four children born in Cheyenne to Doran Lummis and the former Enid Bennett (1928-2013), a native of Denver, Colorado, who was reared in Cheyenne and was highly active in Cheyenne Frontier Days and the Republican Party. Lummis' maternal grandparents were Clarence "Buck" Bennett, the head mechanic at the Greyhound Bus Lines in Cheyenne, and Eda Erickson Bennett. In a statement upon her mother's death, Lummis said, "I carry with me so many lessons my mother taught me; chief among them is the quiet grit she displayed in the face of pain and adversity."[2]

After high school, Lummis enrolled in the University of Wyoming in Laramie, obtaining two Bachelor of Science degrees in animal science in 1976 and in biology in 1978.[3] While she was a legislator, she received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wyoming in 1985 and also clerked for the Wyoming Supreme Court.[3]

2020 Candidate for US Senate

One July 11, 2019 Lummis announced her candidacy for US Senator from Wyoming.[4]

Wyoming state legislature

Lummis was a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1979 to 1983, and from 1985 to 1993, and then the Wyoming Senate from 1993 to 1995.

U.S. House of Representatives

Cynthia Lummis was one of three female U.S. Representatives in Congress who identifies as a "congressman"; the others are Republicans Marsha Blackburn and Diane Black of Tennessee.[5]

Elections

2008

Lummis, who carried the support of pro-life and economic conservative voters in Wyoming, won the November 4, 2008, general election to succeed Barbara Cubin of Casper. In the August primary election, Lummis defeated businessman and rancher Mark Gordon of Buffalo in Johnson County.

In the general election, Lummis faced Democratic Teton County School Board Trustee Gary Trauner of Wilson, who had run against Cubin in 2006 and nearly won.[6] Trauner criticized Lummis because she has supported privatization of Social Security and has also suggested raising the retirement age for receiving such benefits; Trauner has called instead for consideration of imposing the FICA tax on income over $100,000, which is currently exempt.[7]

2010

Lummis won re-election, with 71% against Democratic challenger David Wendt.[8]

2012

Lummis again won re-election, with 69% of the vote against Democratic challenger Chris Henrichsen.

2014

In October 2013, corrections officer Jason Adam Senteney announced that he would challenge Lummis in the 2014 Republican primary. Senteney opposed the 2013 government shutdown: "You should never shut down essential programs for people. ... Whether it's a negotiation tactic or not, you shouldn't punish the American people for your own failure to work together in Washington."[9]

Tenure

Lummis was a signer of Americans for Tax Reform's Taxpayer Protection Pledge.[10]

Timothy P. Carney of the Washington Examiner has called Lummis one of Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake's "posse of anti-appropriators" on the Appropriations Committee.[11] According to Carney, Lummis "is the league leader in bucking the committee leadership".[11]

Legislation supported

Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis with colleagues Eric Cantor and Mary Fallin

Committee assignments

United States House Committee on Natural Resources (2009-2011; 2013-2017)

Caucus memberships

Electoral history

Wyoming state treasurer, 1998 - general election:[21][22]

  • Cynthia Lummis, Republican - 105,322 (62.69%)
  • Charyl "Butch" Loveridge, Democrat - 52,655 (31.34%)
  • James Blomquist, Libertarian - 10,024 (5.97%)

Wyoming state treasurer, 2002 - Republican primary:[23]

  • Cynthia Lummis - 79,557 (100.00%)

Wyoming state treasurer, 2002 - general election:[24]

  • Cynthia Lummis - 152,583 (100.00%)

Wyoming's At-large congressional district, 2008 - Republican primary:[25]

  • Cynthia Lummis - 33,149 (46.18%)
  • Mark Gordon - 26,827 (37.37%)
  • Bill Winney - 8,537 (11.89%)
  • Michael S. Holland - 3,171 (4.56%)

Wyoming's at-large congressional district, 2008 - general election:[26]

  • Cynthia Lummis, Republican - 131,244 (52.62%)
  • Gary Trauner, Democrat - 106,758 (42.81%)
  • W. David Herbert, Libertarian - 11,030 (4.42%)
  • Write-in candidates - 363 (0.15%)

Wyoming's at-large congressional district, 2010 - Republican primary:[27]

  • Cynthia Lummis - 84,063 (82.82%)
  • Evan Liam Slafter - 17,148 (16.89%)
  • Write-in candidates - 289 (0.28%)

Wyoming's at-large congressional district, 2010 - general election:[28]

  • Cynthia Lummis, Republican - 131,661 (70.42%)
  • David Wendt, Democrat - 45,768 (24.48%)
  • John V. Love, Libertarian - 9,253 (4.95%)
  • Write-in candidates - 287 (0.15%)

Wyoming's At-Large Congressional District, 2012 - General Election:[29]

  • Cynthia M. Lummis, Republican - 166,452 (68.89%)
  • Chris Henrichsen, Democrat - 57,573 (23.83%)
  • Richard P. Brubaker, Libertarian - 8,442 (3.49%)
  • Don Wills, Country Party - 3,775 (1.56%)
  • Daniel Clyde Cummings, Constitution - 4,963 (2.05%)
  • Write-in Candidates - 416 (0.17%)

Post-Congressional Career

After her retirement from congress in 2016, Lummis was speculated to be considering a run for governor of Wyoming in 2018.[30] However, in late 2017, Lummis ruled out a run for governor, citing that she was enjoying her time outside of public life. However, she stated that she is still likely to run for office again, just not for governor in 2018.[31] Lummis was actively being considered to be United States Secretary of the Interior in the Trump administration after the resignation of Ryan Zinke,[32] however David Bernhardt was eventually appointed to the position instead of her.[33] On May 4, 2019, Sen. Mike Enzi announced his retirement, leading to speculation that she might run for his seat.[34] On July 11, 2019, she announced her intention to run for the United States Senate in 2020.[35]

Personal life

In 2008, Lummis reported her wealth as ranging from $20 million to $75 million. She ranked in 2010 as the twenty-ninth wealthiest member of Congress.[] Most of Lummis' wealth is derived from her family-owned Arp and Hammond Company, Lummis Livestock Company, and Old Horse Pasture, Inc.[36] Lummis was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2016.[37]

See also

References

  1. ^ dougrandall (28 January 2016). "Stubson Touts Wyoming Experience In Run For Congress". KGAB 650AM.
  2. ^ "Rep. Lummis' Statement on the Passing of Her Mother, October 10, 2013". lummis.house.gov. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Biography - Congressman Cynthia Lummis".
  4. ^ CNN, Alex Rogers. "Former Rep. Cynthia Lummis running for US Senate seat in Wyoming". CNN. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Ostermeier, Eric (June 13, 2013). "Meet the Three House Women Who Go by "Congressman"". Smart Politics.
  6. ^ "Zwonitzer withdraws from House race". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. 8 May 2008.
  7. ^ Joyce, Matt (2008-10-10). "Trauner, Lummis camps debate Social Security". Casper Star-Tribune.
  8. ^ "State Results - Election Center 2010 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com". CNN.
  9. ^ "Trevor Brown, Yoder man challenging Lummis in 2014 primary: Jason Senteney says Congress isn't working to solve budget issues, October 24, 2013". Wyoming Tribune-Eagle. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ "The Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signers 112th Congressional List" (PDF). Americans for Tax Reform. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ a b Carney, Timothy (2011-04-03) GOP anti-appropriators break up the spending party Archived 2011-04-05 at the Wayback Machine, Washington Examiner
  12. ^ a b c Hancock, Laura (5 August 2013). "Lummis-supported bills move forward". Casper Star-Tribune Online. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "H.R. 1684 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ Kasperowicz, Pete (19 November 2013). "House advances drilling, fracking bills". The Hill. Retrieved 2013.
  15. ^ "H.R. 1526 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 2013.
  16. ^ "CBO - H.R. 2919". Congressional Budget Office. Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ D'Amico, Christine (1 August 2013). "Lummis, Cohen Draft Bill to Track Equal Access to Justice Act Payments Bipartisan legislation restarts agency tracking obligations; modernizes record-keeping with online database". House Office of Cynthia Lummis. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  18. ^ Hancock, Laura (9 February 2014). "House committee endorses bill targeting environmental group lawsuits". Casper Star Tribune. Retrieved 2014.
  19. ^ Bialik, Carl; Bycoffe, Aaron (25 September 2015). "The Hard-Line Republicans Who Pushed John Boehner Out". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "Members". Congressional Constitution Caucus. Retrieved 2018.
  21. ^ "Statewide Issues Abstract" (Portable Document Format). Wyoming Elections Division. p. 5. Retrieved 2012.
  22. ^ Foster, Deidre (November 4, 1998). "Lummis trumps Loveridge". Wyoming Tribune-Eagle. Archived from the original on April 9, 2016. Retrieved 2012.
  23. ^ "Statewide Candidates' Abstract - Official Primary Election Results - August 20, 2002" (PDF). Wyoming Elections Division. Retrieved 2012.
  24. ^ "Statewide Candidates' Abstract - Official General Election Results - November 5, 2002" (PDF). Wyoming Elections Division. p. 2. Retrieved 2012.
  25. ^ "Republican Statewide Candidates Official Summary: Wyoming Primary Election - August 19, 2008" (PDF). Wyoming Elections Division. Retrieved 2012.
  26. ^ Miller, Lorraine C. (July 10, 2009). "Statistics of the presidential and congressional election of November 4, 2008" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. p. 68. Retrieved 2012.
  27. ^ "Statewide Candidates Official Summary: Wyoming Primary Election - August 17, 2010" (PDF). Wyoming Elections Division. p. 1. Retrieved 2012.
  28. ^ Haas, Karen L. (June 3, 2011). "Statistics of the congressional election of November 2, 2010" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. p. 56. Retrieved 2012.
  29. ^ "Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives - Election Information" (PDF). Karen Haas, Clerk of the United States House of Representatives.
  30. ^ http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/lummis-not-ruling-out-run-for-governor/article_3d4fb999-c675-5670-bffa-40d1c9a91f74.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  31. ^ http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/lummis-says-she-won-t-run-for-governor-upending-the/article_c56a17c7-1f6b-575c-b590-d88c4305a0b1.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  32. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-31/white-house-said-to-consider-cattle-rancher-lummis-for-interior
  33. ^ https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/438460-david-bernhardt-confirmed-as-new-interior-chief
  34. ^ https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/former-wyoming-rep-cynthia-lummis-considering-senate-bid-to-replace/article_5e7a680a-88c6-58ed-9fca-5918d5b08019.html
  35. ^ News Release (July 11, 2019). "Lummis Announces Run for U.S. Senate, Pledges to Stand 'Shoulder to Shoulder' with President Trump to Fight for WY". Sheridan Media. Retrieved 2019.
  36. ^ "Rep. Cynthia Lummis among Richest Members of Congress". wyofile.com. Archived from the original on January 9, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  37. ^ "Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame Inductees". Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Retrieved 2018.

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