Who am I?

I am a 35 year old political science professor at Casper College, a community college in Wyoming. I have three children (6,10, and 12). My wife, Lyndee, is a social worker and educator.

Prior to teaching, I worked for two years as a shelter advocate in a women's shelter. I have also done grassroots work enrolling rural and urban families in state health insurance programs.

Why am I running?

I am running a grassroots campaign because I want to fight for Wyoming families by championing them when it comes to issues like health care, education, and the federal deficit. What Wyoming families need is practical solutions and hard work, not ideological rhetoric.

As a community college teacher, I understand the struggles of average families because they are the struggles of my family. Wyoming, and the United States, needs representation that understands those needs and I will fight for Wyoming families, and not corporate interest, every day in Congress.

My Goals

1. Move education policy away from the heavy focus on standardized testing.

2. Ensure that rural areas are benefitting from the ACA.

My DFA Values

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My Campaign is People Powered!

I am funding my campaign with small donations. My goal is to raise 200,000 small donations. It is not just a raise for regular people, it is a race funded by regular people.

This is a state-wide race fueled by volunteers. We have no political professionals. The main reason is that we need to find new ways in order to win. We are doing that.

Voice support

Supporters:

  • Cody Beckett, WY
  • Gail Umberger, TN
  • Erin Odoherty, WY
  • Heather Bagley, MN
  • Cheryl Beckett, WY
  • Lyndee Henrichsen, WY
  • Kristian Young, IL
  • Daniel Beckett, WY
  • Reed Russell, MO
  • Ryan Lockhart, WY
...and 9 more.


About the Endorsement Process

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• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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