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Cynthia Lummis

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Cynthia Lummis
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U.S. House, Wyoming
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBarbara Cubin (R)
Leadership
Wyoming State Lands and Investment Acting Director
1997-1998
Aide to Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer
1994-1996
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wyoming State Treasurer
1999-2007
Wyoming State Senate
1993-1995
Wyoming House of Representatives
1979-1983, 1985-1993
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming
J.D.University of Wyoming College of Law
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 10, 1954
Place of birthCheyenne, Wyoming
ProfessionRancher, lawyer
Net worth$18,918,517
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Cynthia Marie Lummis (b. September 10, 1954, in Cheyenne, Wyoming) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wyoming. Lummis represents Wyoming's at-large congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2008. She won re-election in 2012.[1]

Prior to her election to the U.S. House, Lummis served in the Wyoming House of Representatives and the Wyoming State Senate.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Lummis is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Lummis earned her B.A. and B.S. in Animal Science and Biology and worked on her family's ranch before becoming the youngest woman to be elected to the Wyoming Legislature. After serving in the Wyoming House of Representatives, she went back to the University of Wyoming to earn her J.D. She then practiced law and eventually returned to politics.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Lummis's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lummis serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-12

Lummis was a member of the following House committees:[4]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on the Interior and the Environment
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Cynthia Lummis endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Lummis voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming's at-large congressional district elections, 2012

Lummis won re-election in 2012. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Chris Henrichsen and Libertarian Richard Brubaker in the November general election.[7]

U.S. House, Wyoming At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia Lummis Incumbent 69% 166,452
     Democratic Chris Henrichsen 23.9% 57,573
     Libertarian Richard Brubaker 3.5% 8,442
     Constitution Daniel Clyde Cummings 2.1% 4,963
     Country Don Willis 1.6% 3,775
Total Votes 241,205
Source: Wyoming Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lummis is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Lummis raised a total of $3,026,193 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[10]

Cynthia Lummis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Wyoming, At-Large District) Won $715,313
2010 US House (Wyoming, At-Large District) Won $780,426
2008 US House (Wyoming, At-Large District) Won $1,530,454
Grand Total Raised $3,026,193

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lummis' reports.[11]

Cynthia Lummis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]4/14/2013$124,142.22$5,531.64$(50,538.24)$79,135.62
July Quarterly[13]7/15/2013$78,635.62$36,190$(18,434.32)$96,391.30
Running totals
$41,721.64$(68,972.56)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Lummis's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Lummis won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Lummis's campaign committee raised a total of $715,314 and spent $593,403 .[14]

Cost per vote

Lummis spent $3.57 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Lummis's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Lummis won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Lummis's campaign committee raised a total of $780,426 and spent $576,836.[15]

U.S. House, Wyoming At-large, 2010 - Cynthia Lummis Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $780,426
Total Spent $576,836
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $65,709
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $68,523
Top contributors to Cynthia Lummis's campaign committee
FMC Corp$10,250
American Assn of Orthopaedic Surgeons$10,000
American Bankers Assn$10,000
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
Arch Coal$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Oil & Gas$102,850
Livestock$45,350
Retired$42,025
Mining$39,999
Leadership PACs$36,223

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[16]

Lummis most often votes with:

Lummis least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lummis is a "far-right Republican," as of June 27, 2013.[17]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Lummis missed 71 of 3,357 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013. This amounts to 2.1%, which is equal to the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[18]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lummis paid her congressional staff a total of $1,015,627 in 2011. Overall, Wyoming ranks 6th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[19]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lummis' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $7,252,036 and $30,584,999. That averages to $18,918,517, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. Her average net worth increased by 27.64% from 2010.[20]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lummis' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $5,551,023 to $24,092,999. That averages to $14,822,011, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,054,258.[21]

National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Lummis was 1 of 3 members who ranked 120th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[22]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Lummis was 1 of 2 members of congress who ranked 126th in the conservative rankings.[23]

Political positions

Voting with party

2013

Lummis voted with the Republican Party 94% of the time, which ranked 179th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[24]

Personal

Lummis and her husband, Al Wiederspahn, have one daughter.[2]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Wyoming"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 22, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Official House website "Committees," Accessed November 22, 2011
  5. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. Wyoming Elections Division "2012 Primary Candidate Roster," Accessed June 10, 2012
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Cynthia Lummis," Accessed April 18, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission "Lummis 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 25, 2013
  12. FEC "April Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013
  13. FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Lummis Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 22, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Cynthia Lummis 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 22, 2011
  16. OpenCongress, "Cynthia Lummis," Accessed August 8, 2013
  17. Gov Track "Lummis," Accessed June 27, 2013
  18. GovTrack, "Lummis," Accessed April 11, 2013
  19. LegiStorm, "Cynthis Lummis," Accessed September 7, 2012
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Lummis (R-WY), 2011"
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Cynthia Marie Lummis (R-Wyo), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
  22. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  23. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  24. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Barbara Cubin
U.S. House of Representatives - Wyoming
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Wyoming State Treasurer
1999-2007
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Wyoming State Senate
1993-1995
Succeeded by
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Wyoming House of Representatives
1979-1983, 1985-1993
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