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Andrea 'Andi' Clifford, Democrat, announces candidacy in House
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Andrea 'Andi' Clifford, Democrat, announces candidacy in House

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Democrat Andrea “Andi” A. Clifford is running for the Wyoming Legislature in House District 33, which comprises the Wind River Reservation and other parts of Fremont County.

Clifford is an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe who was born and raised on the Wind River Reservation. She is the niece of Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, who decided to not run for re-election after 10 years in the Legislature.

No one else has formed a campaign committee with the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office to compete against Clifford, which is required step to raise money for election campaigns.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Clifford said she hopes to continue her uncle’s legacy that has given Democrats a consistent voice in the House.

“It is my commitment if elected to listen to and represent every aspect of my district and the state of Wyoming,” she said in the statement.

Clifford is interested in education, youth initiatives, equality, veterans’ issues, economic diversity and job creation.

A mother of four children, Clifford has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Wyoming. She’s the assistant general manager for the Wind River Hotel and Casino, which has more than 700 employees. In that work, Clifford has learned the importance of hearing both sides of an issue before making difficult decisions, she said in a statement.

Reach state reporter Laura Hancock at 307-266-0581 or at laura.hancock@trib.com. Follow her on Twitter: @laurahancock.

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