Lummis Applauds Rankin Nomination to U.S. District Court

December 19, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) applauded President Joe Biden’s nomination of the Honorable Kelly H. Rankin to become a U.S. District Judge for the federal District of Wyoming.

“Judge Rankin has honorably served the state of Wyoming for decades and has dedicated his life to public service first as a Deputy County Attorney and most recently as Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Wyoming. I am confident he will continue to uphold the Constitution as a U.S. District Judge for Wyoming,” said Sen. Lummis. “I look forward to supporting Judge Rankin’s nomination when it comes before the Senate for a vote.”

In October 2021, Lummis joined Sen. John Barrasso in sending a letter to President Biden urging him to nominate Rankin to the federal court.

Rankin currently serves as the Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Wyoming, a position he has held since 2012. Previously, he served as Criminal Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming. He also worked for Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal as counsel, as the U.S. Attorney and an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He began his career in the Lincoln County Attorney’s Office and also spent time in the Park County Attorney’s Office. Rankin received his law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law and has a B.S. from the University of Wyoming.