Bebout says he’s not done yet amid rumors he will retire

WYOMING – Wyoming Senate President Eli Bebout released a statement today in response to news reports of his impending retirement. Bebout announced recently he would not seek reelection after his term expires but is ready and willing to finish out his duties through 2020.

“To borrow from Mark Twain, reports of my retirement have been greatly exaggerated. I am happy to say that I am mid-term and look forward to completing my four-year term, which runs through 2020, in service to the people of Senate District 26,” Bebout said in a prepared statement. “Quite frankly, I can’t wait to carry out the people’s work in the Wyoming Capitol Building’s restored Senate chamber during the 2020 Legislative Session. As a member of the Capitol Building Restoration Oversight Group, I am personally committed to seeing the Wyoming Capitol Square Project through to completion on-time and on-budget.”

Bebout added he was proud of the Senate’s work this past budget session and, as co-chair of the Management Council, will continue to push for conservative, common-sense priorities through the interim.

“I am excited and energized by the vision that the members of the Senate bring to our work. Working closely with my colleagues, I look forward to securing a bright and prosperous future for all Wyoming citizens in the years ahead,” he said.

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