[Press release] — Today in the Wyoming Capitol rotunda U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) announced her decision not to seek reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 2016.
Rep. Lummis issued the following statement:
“Serving Wyoming is a great honor and a serious responsibility. After much thought, I have decided not to seek re-election to the House of Representatives in 2016. I humbly thank the people of Wyoming for their support and confidence in me to serve as their voice in Congress.”
“I have been fortunate to serve alongside Wyoming’s two exceptional U.S. Senators and an amazing staff. Wyoming’s delegation works tirelessly as a team to move Wyoming’s interests forward. We have fought tooth and nail to regain Wyoming’s Abandoned Mine Lands funds, to reform the Endangered Species Act and to restore a fair share of federal mineral royalties to Wyoming. We will continue to serve and represent the state everyday and look forward to helping Wyoming’s next Congressman transition next December.”
“I came to Washington to be a reformer, not a career Congressman. With the election of Paul Ryan to be Speaker of the House we have ushered in thoughtful, conservative leadership, restored member-driven policy-making to the legislative process and returned regular order that will bring sunshine to back rooms making government work better.
“I used my political capital in Washington to bring about reform and to represent the best interests of Wyoming. Now it is time for a new face to take on this important task for Wyoming.”
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