|Member of the Wyoming Senate
from the 17th district
January 11, 2011
|Preceded by||Grant Larson|
April 30, 1959 |
Leland G. Christensen is a Republican member of the Wyoming Senate, representing the 17th district since 2011. He is currently a candidate for the United States House of Representatives seat being vacated by incumbent Republican Representative Cynthia Lummis.
After incumbent Republican Senator Grant Larson announced his retirement, Christensen - then a Teton County Commissioner - announced his candidacy. He defeated Sam Harrell in the Republican primary and defeated Democratic candidate Tom Frisbie in the general election, 52% to 48%.
Christensen announced his candidacy for the U.S. House seat held by Cynthia Lummis after Lummis announced her retirement. He is one of nine Republican candidates, including State Representative Tim Stubson and Liz Cheney. The primary election was held August 16, 2016 with Cheney winning the primary.
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