WYOMING — Lynette Grey Bull, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, has announced her candidacy for the solo U.S. House Seat in Wyoming.
Grey Bull serves as Vice President of the Global Indigenous Council, and endorsed Vice President Biden the week of the Nevada Caucuses. She is the director of a non-profit “Not Our Native Daughters.” Grey Bull also has over ten years of experience in community relations volunteerism and working in the finance industry.
“I stand before you today, a full-blooded Native American woman, a Northern Arapaho/Hunkpapa Lakota,” Grey Bull says on her campaign website. “The statistics that hang over my head are these: I am among the most stalked, raped, murdered, sexually assaulted, and abused of any women in any ethnic group, and I am among those who suffer domestic violence 50 times higher than the national average. I share this reality with you not to elicit guilt or unease, but so that you will realize that I understand what this moment in America is.”
Grey Bull says she has a personal passion for working with the Native American communities on education, training, and offering victim services of sexual assault. However, her resolve spreads out to the rest of the state.
“I seek this nomination to represent the Democratic Party not as a candidate for Native America, but as a proud Native American who aspires to give voice and serve all the people of Wyoming,” Grey Bull says on her website.
There are now three Democratic Party candidates running for the position in Wyoming. Grey Bull will be running against Carl Beach, of southeast Wyoming, and Carol Hafner, of South Dakota.
The two Republican candidates are Liz Cheney, who holds the current U.S. House Seat, and Blake Stanely.
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