Greene Says Cheney Won't be Accessible

U.S. House of Representatives candidates Ryan Greene and Daniel Cummings. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Ryan Greene, the Democrat candidate for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, drew attention to Liz Cheney's absence from the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce candidates' forum Tuesday night, saying that wasn't the first time the Republican candidate was a no-show.

Greene also said if people couldn't get access to Cheney as a candidate, they would never have access to her in Congress. Daniel Cummings, the Constitutional party's candidate for the U.S. House seat, was at the forum, and he and Greene joined state, county and Sheridan city candidates in introducing themselves and answering questions from the audience.

Cummings said people have to get over what he called the entitlement mentality, and said several of the questions addressed issues such as economic development and efforts to foster tourism in Wyoming aren't a responsibility of the government under the U.S. Constitution. He and Greene both declared themselves strong supporters of the Second Amendment, which is the right to bear arms.

Other candidates Tuesday night included Republican Mark Kinner and Democrat Sandy Kingsley, who are running for the Wyoming House of Representatives from Sheridan County's District 29. In an interview with Sheridan Media before the forum started, Kingsley said she was running for two reasons.

Kinner, who's the incumbent, said he feels like he's trained for the legislative position with his 40 years of experience in banking.

Tuesday's forum was the first of two sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The second will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sheridan High School.

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Richard Garber, left, with the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce, and state House District 29 candidates Mark Kinner and Sandy Kingsley. (Photo by Pat Blair)
State House District 30 candidates Mark Jennings, left, and Val Burgess. (Photo by Pat Blair)
State House District 51 candidates Bo Biteman, left, and Hollis Hackman. (Photo by Pat Blair)