Three Republicans and two Democrats are competing for Wyoming’s sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. One of each party will advance.
Liz Cheney (R, incumbent)
Prior to serving in Congress, Liz Cheney practiced law and worked at the U.S. State Department. In the U.S. House she has supported legislation to crack down on illegal immigration, expand concealed carry and defund Planned Parenthood.
“I have championed conservative reform to create jobs, cut taxes and regulation, expand America’s energy, mining and ag industries and restore the strength and power of our nation’s standing in the world,” Cheney said.
She said she’ll work to reduce federal overreach, streamline regulations and return authority to states and local communities on public lands.
Rod Miller (R)
Rod Miller grew up on a Wyoming ranch and has worked on natural resources and federal lands in the offices of Wyoming Govs. Ed Herschler and Mike Sullivan.
“I have a deep understanding of how good government should operate in the Cowboy State, as well as issues crucial to the state gained from that experience,” he said.
He supports the heaviest tax burden for those with the greatest wealth, separating religion from politics, legalization of marijuana, keeping public lands public, women’s rights and reducing defense spending while maintaining a strong military.
Blake Stanley (R)
Blake Stanley is a self-described “blue-collar conservative.” He’s pro-life and believes in limited government that allows business and industry to lead the Wyoming economy.
“As a veteran, I think we have an obligation to take care of our nation’s protectors — from the day they enter service until the day they graduate from this earth,” Stanley said on his website.
He supports border security, bolstering the military, and the federal government “stepping back” to give Wyoming control over its natural resources.
Travis Helm (D)
Travis Helm, a Laramie-based immigration attorney, touts his “solid Wyoming” connections and credentials.
Helm said he’ll choose Wyoming priorities ahead of any national party agenda: “By being independent, I will make Wyoming’s vote actually worth something, and we will be able to negotiate the best outcomes for our state.”
He cares about maintaining public lands, public universal health care and providing for rural health care, diversifying the state economy, and investing in infrastructure. He supports repealing Citizens United and fixing immigration laws.
Greg Hunter (D)
Greg Hunter is a Laramie businessman who has also worked with government agencies in Washington, D.C.
“After 30-plus years working for federal agencies and public lands, I have the skills and experience to protect our lands, navigate legislation, and save the taxpayer money while achieving the goals important to Wyomingites,” he said. “Wyoming can be progressive and still maintain its Cowboy character.”
He supports universal health care, compassionate immigration reform, overturning Citizens United, diversifying Wyoming’s economy, defending public lands, legalizing marijuana, and some regulation of guns.