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Cynthia Lummis
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U.S. Senator
    (September 10, 1954- )
    Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming
    Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives (1979-83,1985-93) and Senate (1993-95)
    Treasurer of Wyoming (1999-2007)
    Represented Wyoming's At-Large Congressional District (2009-17)
    US Senator from Wyoming (assumed office January 3, 2021)
    Last name rhymes with 'hummus'
    Her scheduled speech on the opening night of the 2008 Republican National Convention was cancelled because of Hurricane Gustav.
    She voted against the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Act (2009).
    She voted against federal relief for Hurricane Sandy victims (2013).
    She voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (2013).
    She unsuccessfully lobbied to replace Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior.
    She said Donald Trump should keep pursuing his fictitious claims of voter fraud: 'By all means, we have to get to the bottom of this.'
    She was on the Deans List at the University of Wyoming.
    As State Treasurer, she improved financial returns by shifting Wyoming investments into equities.
    She was married to Democratic politician Alvin Wiederspahn for 21 years until his death.
    She opposed US involvement in the Syrian civil war, saying she did not see how 'getting involved in another open-ended and costly conflict is in the best interest of America.'
    During a Washington, DC, cocktail party, she had a mechanical bull placed on the lawn and outlasted all other guests on it.

Credit: C. Fishel

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