UPDATE: U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement today in response to Representative Cynthia Lummis’ announcement that she will not seek re-election in 2016.
“I'm sorry to hear that Cynthia Lummis is retiring from Congress after 2016. Cynthia has done a marvelous job. She has worked vigorously for America and for Wyoming. Her ability has magnified her voice and her vote. She is known on both sides of the aisle and gets things done. She has been an essential part of our Washington team using her agriculture, business, legal, legislative and state treasurer background to make a big difference.

“Her ability combined with her infectious laugh makes up a winning personality. She listens and then shares ideas in such a way that people often think it was their idea - which is one of the best ways to get support. She travels around Wyoming most weekends so she can relay the Wyoming common sense she hears when she goes to Washington. Her previous legislative experience made it possible for her to be successful from the moment she got here.”

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Governor Matt Mead issued the following statement in response to Representative Cynthia Lummis’ announcement that she will not seek re-election in 2016:
“For the past seven years, Cynthia Lummis has served Wyoming well in the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Governor Mead. “She has served us well because her heart and heritage are always here with us even when she is in D.C. Cynthia has given her all for Wyoming in many ways and for many years. We are deeply grateful.”

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Wyoming congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says she won't be seeking re-election in 2016.

The four-term Republican was first elected as Wyoming's lone representative in the U.S. House in 2008 succeeding Barbara Cubin and has easily won re-election to three terms since then.

Prior to her time in congress Rep. Lummis had served 14 years in the Wyoming legislature and eight as state treasurer. Her husband, Al Weiderspahn, also a former state legislator, died last year at the age of 65.

Lummis is currently a member of the house Natural Resources, Oversight and Government Reform committees. The 61 year old Lummis is a Cheyenne native.

She made her announcement Thursday at a news conference at the State Capitol in Cheyenne,