A voice for the people of Wyoming-a New Choice for U.S. House of Representatives
FREMONT COUNTY, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -
A Fremont County resident announced her candidacy to run against the resident incumbent for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in 2022. A voice for the people of Wyoming, that’s what Marissa Joy Selvig wants to be, and not to stop once elected. She plans on meeting with her constituents biweekly if elected, to take the legislation happening in Washington, and bring it to the people of Wyoming to hear their opinions.
“I would like to most of all be a voice for the people of Wyoming, I want to offer them someone who is like them, someone who knows what it is to have a budget, someone who has leadership skills, someone who wants to listen to them,” stated Selvig.
In addition to being a voice for the people, she also wants to be a voice to uphold the framework this country was built on. “One of the other things that I’m really passionate about is the constitution and upholding the ideals that the founding fathers stood for,” Selvig added. Selvig said it’s such a brilliant document that the founding fathers created to serve the people in so many ways if applied properly.
She said that some people would say, “ ‘The Bible is not relevant for today,’ well yes it is, it is relevant. ‘The constitution isn’t relevant for today,’ yes it is. The constitution is still relevant even though people think it’s outdated, it’s not. It’s a solid document and if we can get back to working with it the way it was designed, our country would be a better place.”
Selvig started thinking about running as early as 2018, and didn’t expect to run for a few election cycles, but said she knew it was the right timing. She has already served Wyoming, being elected to the Pavillion Town Council in 2016, and served as Pavillion Mayor from 2019 to April 2020 when she and her family moved to Riverton, where she lives and operates her small business with her family.
She is a business owner, freelance musician, working part time for Central Wyoming College, teaches music lessons from home, a mother of four children, wife, and lately has been avidly reading the bill passed in December to learn where all the federal money for the stimulus bill is actually going. “It’s a lot of things to juggle, and I’m good at doing multiple things at once, and that is an important requirement for someone who’s going to Washington,” noted Selvig.
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