Darin Smith of Cheyenne running for Congress as a 'non-politician reformer'

Cheyenne resident and Rock Springs native Darin Smith is throwing his cowboy hat into the ring of Republican candidates for the U.S. Representative seat being vacated by Cynthia Lummis this fall. Smith's "principled conservative" campaign kicked off with an announcement event this evening at the Historic Plains Hotel in Cheyenne. His Christianity permeated the event with prayers opening and closing the announcement. He told a story of how when he was a child, he nearly drowned and was clinically dead for about 10 minutes. "'I know God spared you life because he has a plan for you,'" he quoted his mother as saying. Smith made it clear that he knows he'll be outspent by some of his competition. But he isn't worried. "I believe in Wyoming that ideas still matter," he said. Smith did not single out or name any of the other candidates. [image: DSC_0144.JPG] His campaign is based on a desire to end federal bureaucracy, abuse of power, and incompetence in Washington, D.C. He spoke of the EPA "going wild" and desire to hold legislators fiscally responsible for unbalanced budgets. “At $19 trillion dollars in deficit, I believe we are at a tipping point with runaway government spending, and we must stamp out government corruption and restore the Constitution and balance of power,” Smith said. For the last 11 years, Smith has worked for the Christian Broadcasting Network as an attorney, leading a team of 15. A former Cowboy wrestler, Smith has been active in community service. He and his wife Alicia have five children: Katy, Tucker, Cooper, Ashley and Sawyer. Smith said he tries to teach his children the importance of ensuring the America we leave behind is as free and as prosperous as the America we were blessed to inherit. [image: DSC_0139.JPG] “Other states in the West have already thrown off the political establishment," he said. "Now it’s Wyoming’s turn to add to the growing cavalry of non-politician reformers being sent to D.C.” Friends and family spoke at the announcement touting Smith's character as a loving and caring individual. "We're not going to give up, put or shut up until God puts us up," he said. "We're going to do this right." #shortgo #buckrail #reboot #county10 #springcity #dally #oilcity #county17 #news