Laramie, WY – Former Wyoming State Treasurer Cynthia Lummis announced Wednesday that she will seek election to Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The 53-year-old Lummis ended her second term as state treasurer early last year. She's also served seven terms in the Wyoming Legislature and served two years as chief counsel to former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer.
Lummis is running for the seat that will be vacated by Rep. Barbara Cubin, R-Wyo., who recently announced that she won't seek re-election this year.
Lummis was among three finalists the Wyoming Republican Party submitted to Gov. Dave Freudenthal for his consideration as a replacement for former Sen. Craig Thomas, R-Wyo., who died in June. Freudenthal selected Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who also must run this year to retain the seat.