Bob Grady

Bob Grady

A former George H.W. Bush speechwriter, venture capitalist and decadelong Teton County resident is exploring a run to represent Wyoming in Congress after Sen. Mike Enzi retires in 2020.

Republican Bob Grady is a member of the board of directors for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, a member of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole’s Investment Committee, a past trustee of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, a past chairman of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation and a Jackson Hole Youth Hockey coach, a press release said.

He has also served as an economic advisor to former Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, as a member of the Wyoming State Banking Board and as finance chair of the Wyoming Republican Party.

Grady is considering running for Enzi’s U.S. Senate seat, or may consider running for the state’s U.S. House of Representatives seat if current Rep. Liz Cheney vacates it, aide Bill Stepien said.

“With the country at an important crossroads in 2020, and as a tax-cutting conservative, I look forward to visiting with friends from across the state to hear their concerns and listen to their hopes for Wyoming’s future as I explore pursuing this opportunity,” Grady said in a statement.

Other potential candidates who have expressed interest in running for Enzi’s Senate seat include wealthy Republican political donor Foster Friess, of Jackson, and former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.

This article has been updated to reflect that Grady is considering running for the U.S. Senate or U.S. House. — Eds.

Contact Allie Gross at 732-7063 or

Allie Gross covers Teton County government. Originally from the Chicago area, she joined the News&Guide in 2017 after studying politics and Spanish at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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