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Enzi merits re-election; effective for Wyoming

Re: Aug. 19 primary

Sen. Mike Enzi has been a lifelong friend. Throughout our years of friendship, I can attest to his profound love for the outdoors, especially witnessed through his passion for fly-fishing. Because Sen. Enzi has been a lifelong outdoorsman, I believe that he approaches public lands issues with the perfect mindset. Growing up in Wyoming, Sen. Enzi keenly understands the proper balance between protecting Wyoming’s public lands while, at the same time, allowing Wyomingites to appropriately access those lands. More than anything, he deals with public lands issues with a framework that always seeks to mitigate federal intervention in the management of Wyoming’s public lands. For example, Sen. Enzi helped keep Wyoming lands in Wyoming hands with actions such as: transferring BLM land to the town of Frannie, assisting Park County with the purchase of federal land, helping Campbell County, Big Horn County, and Johnson County residents turn federal lands into private property, and transferring public lands managed by the BLM in Washakie County and Big Horn County under the management of the Westside Irrigation District in Wyoming.

For his efforts, Sen. Enzi has received many honors relating to his work on public lands issues, including: the “Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (only the second Wyomingite to ever receive this award) and the “Restoring the Balance Award” from the National Conference of State Legislatures for working to restore, protect, and advance the standing of the states in our federal system. Additionally, he has an “A” rating from the NRA, an “A” rating from Gun Owners of America, serves as the Chair of the 2nd Amendment Caucus in the U. S. Senate, serves in the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (a group committed to advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping), and has a 100 percent rating from the Sportsman’s and Animal Owners Voting Alliance.

While Sen. Enzi excels at dealing with this particular policy issue, he also excels in a vast array of other issues. Overall, due to his strong character, legislative experience, work ethic, background, and many other reasons, I endorse Sen. Enzi for this upcoming election. I hope you do, too, on Aug. 19.

Sen. Enzi is one of the most effective legislators I know. By this I mean he is very good at passing and stopping legislation. It is one thing to make lots of press and appear on a hot topic news cast. The senator, in my opinion, avoids such things in favor of working on legislation where there is common ground. He does not compromise, he votes for what he supports and against that which he does not.

 

Harlan Rasmussen

Sheridan


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