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BIG HORN — Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, announced this week that she will seek re-election to represent House District 51 in the Wyoming House of Representatives. Berger said her agenda centers around low taxes, tight budgets and pro-community decisions.
“For me, serving as a representative is all about people: families, seniors, young people, children. My goal is to build a better and stronger future for Wyoming people through smart governing,” Berger said in a press release.
“Here in Sheridan County, we want smart investments for a strong economy so that there are good jobs in our community, as well as throughout Wyoming,” Berger continued. “Too often, Wyoming’s best and brightest, and many of our young people, are forced to leave our state to pursue a career or even just to make ends meet. This is a continual threat to our economy, our families and our way of life.”
According to the press release, during the most recent legislative session, Berger worked on a measure to expand access to telecommunications and broadband services while enticing new business to our state. She also authored, introduced and ushered through the legislative process a law that will improve access to funding to local governments for essential public services.
Berger currently serves as chairman of the House Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Committee and the Select Committees on Legislative Technology and Process and Legislative Facilities. She is a member of Management Council and House Rules and Procedures Committee. Previously, she served as Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and served on the Judiciary Committee, the Select Committee on Legislative Technology, the Select Committee on Capital Finance and Investments, State Building Commission Liaison and Financial Advisory Council. She is an executive member of the National Conference of State Legislatures and is an executive member and past chairman of the Council of State Governments West.
Berger attended Sheridan College, the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Regis University at Denver. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She is a 2002 graduate of the Leadership Wyoming program and 2004 graduate of the Western Legislative Academy.
She is also a 2005 graduate of the Emerging Political Leaders Program of the University of Virginia, Darden School, and 2007 graduate of the Council of State Governments Toll Fellowship Leadership Program.
Berger has lived and worked in Sheridan County for 36 years. She was owner and manager of Brittain World Travel from 1981 to 1992, and Wyoming regional manager for Business Travel Services from 1992 to 1995. She served as the event coordinator for the Polo Ranch Cutting Classic in Big Horn from 1999 to 2001. She has provided location management and related services for a number of major films shot in Sheridan County and the surrounding area, including “Flicka,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “Starship Troopers,” “Rollerball,” “Pow Wow Highway,” and “Into the Homeland.”