Brenda Lyttle (Independent)

House District 08 - - (160)

700 Samuel Ln
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009
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I moved to Cheyenne in 1979. During my first few years in Wyoming I worked as a teachers' assistant in a junior high school, a secretary for our church, a waitress in a local restaurant and a legal secretary. I also had 2 daughters. After several years in Wyoming, I attended the University of Wyoming College of Law, earning a Juris Doctor law degree. I worked in bankruptcy and family law, and then was hired as an adminstrator for the Department of Family Servies. I administered the Child Support Enforcement program for 11 years, then added SNAP, TANF and Child Care Subsidies, and the Homelessness Program. After leaving state government I joined a national law firm which manages a national debt relief program. I represent Wyoming residents in financial crisis as they work to reduce their debt burdens.

My husband John and I have a blended family of 4 children and 6 grandchildren. We are both active in our community, our church, and with our children and grandchilden.


I have been an elected member of Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees for 16 years. I was also an adminstrator for state government which allowed me to work closely with the legislature helping to draft legislation that assisted the citizens of Wyoming and helped the functions of state government.


I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Theater Arts from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I have a Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law.

Community Activities and Memberships

My husband and I are active in the Cheyenne arts community. We are both members of Cheyenne Little Theatre Players and have served on their Board of Directors several times. I was a founding board member of Arts Cheyenne and my husband has served on their Board as well. We are both members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cheyenne. We have participated in local 5K races and enjoy the parks and greenway in Cheyenne. I am a member of the Wyoming State Bar and Laramie County Bar Association.

Why I am Running

In the past, I have seen the Wyoming legisture worked together for the people of Wyoming. Recently, I have seen little action or solutions from the legislature. Our leadership now seems focused on national political divisions, the labeling of office holders and candidates, rejection and name-calling. We need legislators who will work for Wyoming and its people. I have seen cuts to Education funding and delays in implementing Medicaid Expansion. We are not fully addressing the changes taking place in the energy industry. I decided to be the change I wanted to see. I am running as an Independant to avoid the labeling of candidates in our political parties.

Top 3 Priorities

1) Funding and support for education;
2) Expanding Medicaid for low wage workers and families in Wyoming;
3) Supporting Wyoming's place as the leader in the energy industry as we explore new resources of energy for the future.