Cynthia M Lummis

Born:September 10, 1954 (age 69)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2020-present
U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-2017
Wyoming state treasurer, 1999-2007
Wyoming Senate, 1993-1995
Wyoming House of Representatives, 1979-1983, 1985-1993
Education:B.S., University of Wyoming

Cynthia Lummis was elected U.S. senator for Wyoming on November 3, 2020. Previously, she represented Wyoming in the United States House of Representatives from 2009 to 2017.

Lummis was born September 10, 1954, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received bachelor degrees in animal science and biology from the University of Wyoming.

In 1979, Lummis became the youngest woman ever elected to Wyoming Legislature, serving in the Wyoming House of Representatives until 1983. Lummis then returned to the University of Wyoming and completed her law degree in 1985. Following, she clerked at the Wyoming Supreme Court and practiced law in Cheyenne. From 1993 to 1995, she served in the Wyoming State Senate. Prior to being elected to the United States Congress, Lummis chaired Governor-elect Jim Geringer's transition team and served as the interim director of the Office of State Lands and Investments. She also served as the Wyoming state treasurer from 1998 to 2007.

In November 2015, Lummis announced that she would be retiring at the end of her term.

For information on Lummis' policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. Senate and during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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