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Birthdate: Nov. 19, 1976
Birth Place: Washington, DC, United States
Residence: Casper, WY
Chris Henrichsen was born in Washington, D.C., and now lives in Casper, Wyo. He earned a master's from the University of Utah and is in the process of earning a doctorate from Idaho State University.
Henrichsen is a political science instructor at Casper College. This is his first campaign for public office.
He and his wife, Lyndee, have three children.
Chris Henrichsen says he's running for Congress to offer representation to working families. He is running as a Democrat in overwhelmingly Republican Wyoming, saying that he is trying to appeal directly to rural, more conservative voters.
A political newcomer who has never run for elected office, Henrichsen is campaigning on a shoestring budget against powerful incumbent Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis.
He is driving his own car and occasionally sleeping in it as he makes his way across the vast spaces of Wyoming seeking to get his message out personally to voters.
Henrichsen has actively distanced himself from both the Wyoming Democratic Party and the national party. He has said he needs to be able to tell voters in Wyoming that he's not responsible for the actions of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and similarly unpopular figures. He said he's pro-life and otherwise takes conservative positions.
Source: Associated Press
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