Aug 17, 2012 - Gena Robinson, LanderEditor:
When I think about the Wyoming that six generations of my family have worked to build, I am surprised at how far we have strayed from what makes us Wyomingites.
I have lived in many places, but Wyoming has always been home, with my immediate and extended family having lived and living here. Growing up, I spent summers with my grandparents, working, playing, and learning about the Wyoming way.
I have always been proud of my Wyoming roots and my family's ranching history. I took to heart the family philosophy, "live and let live" that both sides of my family shared. Although "live and let live" may be a cliche, it means a lot to me, and I believed that many Wyomingites held this thinking near and dear to their hearts.
When I consider the politics of today it seems that we have forgotten what it means to be from Wyoming. At one time we were not in the business of telling others how to live their lives and went on about our business carving out a livelihood, establishing family, and traditions that worked for us.
I'd like to see a return to the Wyoming my great-great grandparents, great grandparents, grandparents, and parents worked to establish. To have a legislator representing generations of Wyomingites, who understands and believes whole-heartedly "live and let live" is refreshing.
Michelle Hoffman, running for House District 54, is this candidate She stands against the interference of government in our personal lives. She knows what it is be a Wyomingite with generations of her own family carving out a livelihood, working, hunting, fishing, and recreating in Wyoming.
Michelle knows the value of our resources, including our people, minerals, alternate energy sources, and our lands. She will work to grow and protect Wyoming for future generations.
She has what it takes to stand up for Fremont County and all of us who call Wyoming home. She is passionate in her commitment and has a determined energy that will serve us well in the legislature.
Vote Hoffman for House District 54, she will represent Fremont County residents. She is the balance we need.
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