WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis mourned the passing of Leland Christensen, who served as state director for her office.
“Leland’s death cuts me to the depths of my heart,” Senator Lummis said. “Leland was all Wyoming. He was tough as nails, endlessly patient, unwaveringly kind.
“When I was elected to the U.S. Senate, I knew I needed Leland on my team because he loved Wyoming people. He loved to help his fellow man. He cared about the challenges our state and its people face. His smile would light up every room and his laugh was infectious. He was a joy to be around. He was my dear friend. He even guided my daughter and me into the Teton Wilderness alongside his own family, on horseback. By every estimation, he was ten feet tall and bulletproof. But, in His own good time, God calls all his children home to be of service there. Leland prepared for his service in heaven each and every day, throughout his entire life in Wyoming.
“I am mourning his loss with his wife Anita, children Hunter, Brittany, Simone, Jed and Wyatt, their spouses and his grandchildren. My staff and I, along with the entire Wyoming community, are all praying for them.”
Prior to his time in the office of Senator Lummis, Christensen served the people of Wyoming in a number of roles. He was formerly a member of the Wyoming National Guard, a sheriff, a commissioner for Teton County, a state senator, and a deputy director of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security.