Congressional- House of Representatives

The following were questions presented to Congressional candidates. Candidates answers are listed below.

In order to have the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce endorse a candidate, they had to align with at least eight of the ten questions posed. Those that are officially endorsed by the chamber are as follows:

Heath Beaudry              Liz Cheney*              Leland Christensen*               Ryan Greene*        Charlie Hardy*

Mike Konsmo*                Rex Rammell           Jason Senteney*                      Darin Smith           Tim Stubson*

*indicates a perfect score.

Non-endorsed candidates:

Daniel Cummings
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1. Do you support funding for the dog kennel at F.E. Warren Air Force Base?

Why is this important? Ongoing investments into military missions, particularly related to those in the State of Wyoming and related to F.E. Warren or the Wyoming National Guard, will have a positive economic impact. Therefore, the Wyoming Wranglers Committee of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce strongly supports this funding.

  Candidates responded with an answer directly aligning with that of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Heath Beaudry
  • Liz Cheney
  • Leland Christensen
  • Ryan Greene
  • Charlie Hardy
  • Mike Konsmo
  • Jason Senteney
  • Tim Stubson

Candidates responded with an answer which did not align with the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Darin Smith
  • Rex Rammell
  • Daniel Cummings
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2. Do you support maintaining and fully funding 150 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) at F.E. Warren Air Force Base?

Why is this important? Strategic Deterrence demands that our nation maintain a strong arsenal of 150 ICBM's to defend America and our allies.  Additionally, the USAF is a huge driver of Cheyenne's economy and the Chamber is committed to its presence and growth in Cheyenne. 

Candidates responded with an answer directly aligning with that of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Liz Cheney
  • Leland Christensen
  • Daniel Cummings
  • Ryan Greene
  • Charlie Hardy
  • Mike Konsmo
  • Rex Rammell
  • Jason Senteney
  • Darin Smith
  • Tim Senteney

Candidates responded with an answer which did not align with the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Heath Beaudry
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3. Will you work to expand the flying mission of the Wyoming National Guard, including more wings?

Why is this important?  The Wyoming National Guard's success is good for our community and region. By providing our Guard with more C-130's and newer models, we strengthen the mission of our local military and in turn, creates longevity to their presence in our economic structure.

Candidates responded with an answer directly aligning with that of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Heath Beaudry
  • Liz Cheney
  • Leland Christensen
  • Ryan Greene
  • Charlie Hardy
  • Mike Konsmo
  • Rex Rammell
  • Jason Senteney 
  • Darin Smith
  • Tim Stubson

Candidates responded with an answer which did not align with the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Daniel Cummings
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4. Do you support full funding of research and development for the next generation of ICBM's (Ground Based Strategic Deterrent)?

Why is this important? Research and development is critical to relevancy. By investing in the process our local military will be able to progress national security efforts and continue to protect our nation through what is referred to as "Nuclear Deterrence."  

Candidates responded with an answer directly aligning with that of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Heath Beaudry
  • Liz Cheney
  • Leland Christensen
  • Daniel Cummings
  • Ryan Greene
  • Charlie Hardy
  • Mike Konsmo
  • Rex Rammell
  • Jason Senteney
  • Darin Smith
  • Tim Stubson
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5. Do you support the removal of state boundaries for health insurance sales and will you work to remove these hurdles to competition?

Why is this important? Competitive markets are healthy for economies, therefore the removal of state boundaries will allow for more opportunities for businesses related to health insurance options for our local workforce. 

Candidates responded with an answer directly aligning with that of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Heath Beaudry
  • Liz Cheney
  • Leland Christensen
  • Daniel Cummings
  • Ryan Greene
  • Charlie Hardy
  • Mike Konsmo
  • Rex Rammell
  • Jason Senteney
  • Darin Smith
  • Tim Stubson
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6. Do you support funding for expanded dorms at F.E. Warren Air Force Base?

Why is this important? Currently, Laramie County has a housing deficit which impacts the military and young professionals in particular. This in turn forces many to establish residency outside of our community, which then diverts their discretionary income elsewhere. 

Candidates responded with an answer directly aligning with that of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Heath Beaudry
  • Liz Cheney
  • Leland Christensen
  • Ryan Greene
  • Charlie Hardy
  • Mike Konsmo
  • Jason Senteney
  • Darin Smith
  • Tim Stubson

Candidates responded with an answer which did not align with the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Daniel Cummings
  • Rex Rammell
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7. Do you support expanding the C-130 firefighting mission in Cheyenne and will you work to expand it?

Why is this important? By expanding the C-130 firefighting mission in Cheyenne, Congress will be able to best serve the region from tragedies such as forest fires. Additionally, each dollar invested back into military missions means more jobs and economic strength in our community.

Candidates responded with an answer directly aligning with that of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Heath Beaudry
  • Liz Cheney
  • Leland Christensen
  • Ryan Greene
  • Charlie Hardy
  • Mike Konsmo
  • Rex Rammell
  • Jason Senteney
  • Darin Smith
  • Tim Stubson

Candidates responded with an answer which did not align with the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Daniel Cummings
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8. Do you support a balanced budget?

Why is this important? Just as in our own households, a balanced budget means a strong future and a growing economy.

Candidates responded with an answer directly aligning with that of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Heath Beaudry
  • Liz Cheney
  • Leland Christensen
  • Daniel Cummings
  • Ryan Greene
  • Charlie Hardy
  • Mike Konsmo
  • Rex Rammell
  • Jason Senteney
  • Darin Smith
  • Tim Stubson
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9. Do you support a simplified streamlined tax system?

Why is this important? Taxes continue to be complicated. A streamlined tax system will help reduce confusion and will allow for businesses to plan accordingly to be not only "law abiding' but accurate. Most of our nation's businesses are small businesses, therefore anything we can do to simplify taxes aids their profitability.

Candidates responded with an answer directly aligning with that of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Heath Beaudry
  • Liz Cheney
  • Leland Christensen
  • Daniel Cummings
  • Ryan Greene
  • Charlie Hardy
  • Mike Konsmo
  • Rex Rammell
  • Jason Senteney
  • Darin Smith
  • Tim Stubson
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10. I commit that I will not let ideology or party affiliations stand in the way of doing what is right for Wyoming.

Why is this important? Having dedicated delegates in Washington D.C. focused on the State of Wyoming is critical to the success of our state for years to come and is not something that should ever waiver. 

Candidates responded with an answer directly aligning with that of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce:

  • Heath Beaudry
  • Liz Cheney
  • Leland Christiansen
  • Daniel Cummings
  • Ryan Greene
  • Charlie Hardy
  • Mike Konsmo
  • Rex Rammell
  • Jason Senteney
  • Darin Smith
  • Tim Stubson