Rep. Sue Wallis. Photo from

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) –  Governor Matt Mead issued the following statement on the passing of State Representative Sue Wallis.

“Wyoming lost a great voice today. Representative Wallis was a poet and her eloquence was on display whether she was writing or debating on the floor of the House or in my office. The strength of her convictions was clear as was her commitment to the West and our way of life. I will miss her,” Governor Mead said.

Wallis, a Republican from Recluse, reportedly died this morning.

Governor Mead orders that the State of Wyoming flag be lowered to half-staff at the Capitol and in Campbell County starting today from sunrise to sunset until the day of interment to honor Representative Wallis who represented Campbell County since 2007.