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Tributes paid to Christensen

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

On the U.S. Senate Floor, Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) paid tribute to Leland Christensen. Christensen was formerly a member of the 19th Special Forces Airborne Army and the Wyoming National Guard, a sheriff, a Teton County commissioner, state senator, deputy director of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and the state director for Sen. Lummis’ office. 

The Alta resident passed away Feb. 3 at age 62.

“Leland was all Wyoming,” Lummis said. “He was tough as nails, endlessly patient and unwaveringly kind.” 

She continued, “Words cannot truly convey the loss we as a team feel since Leland passed away. I’ve worked with hundreds of colleagues, many of whom I’ve cared for very much. But rarely do I come across someone whose sincere humility, generosity and selflessness come close to those of Leland Christensen.” 

“Every day spent with Leland was a better day,” Lummis said. “He was the definition of both civil servant and statesman, and on behalf of the people of Wyoming, I want to say thank you for his service to our state and our country.”  

Gov. Mark Gordon said, “Leland was a kind and committed public servant and a good friend who represented the best of Wyoming. I am grateful for his service in the legislature and as deputy director of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. He will be deeply missed.”

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