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Barbara Cubin (R)

At large (statewide)

BORN: Nov. 30, 1946, Salinas, Calif.

EDUCATION: Creighton U, B.S., 1969

FAMILY: Husband, Frederick; two children

RELIGION: Episcopalian


OCCUPATION: Medical-office manager; realtor; chemist

POLITICAL CAREER: Wyoming House, 1987-93, Senate, 1993-94; U.S. House 1994-

ADDRESS: 208 South Center Street, Casper 82601. Tel.: 307-234-7252

There was nothing in this race for the House quite like Cubin's 1994 campaign headline grabber--distributing penis-shaped cookies to her colleagues in the Wyoming statehouse--but now that she is a member of Congress, Cubin has a record to run on. She supported the line-item veto and term limits, and with her post on the Resources Committee is in a position to protect the state's national parks.


Budget YES

Medicare YES

Defense NO

Abortion YES

Guns NR

Gays NR

Bosnia YES


Welfare YES

Medical Leave NR

(For an explanation of these issues, see the front of this guide.)

QUOTE OF NOTE: "We voted on all the items in the Contract with America ... And within each of those items, there were six or seven bills. We sent them to the President--he vetoed them. We did our part!"

Pete Maxfield (D)

At large

BORN: May 10, 1941, Scottsbluff, Neb.

EDUCATION: Regis College, B.A., 1963; U of Denver, J.D., 1966; Harvard U, L.L.M., 1968

FAMILY: Wife, Karen; four children

RELIGION: Roman Catholic


OCCUPATION: Professor; lawyer

POLITICAL CAREER: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1990; Wyoming Senate, 1993-

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 100, Laramie 82070. Tel.: 307-721-9696

Maxfield, a retired law professor, supports welfare reform and federal service programs like Americorps. Like many Wyoming Democrats, he thinks Barbara Cubin is vulnerable because she received only 53% of the vote in 1994, the Republican's big year--but to win, he will have to halt Wyoming's 20-year Republican run in the House.


Budget NO

Medicare NO

Defense YES

Abortion YES

Guns NO

Gays YES

Bosnia NO


Welfare NR

Medical Leave YES

(For an explanation of these issues, see the front of this guide.)

QUOTE OF NOTE: "A healthy economy comes from a well-educated work force that is confident about the future. It comes from simpler tax laws and streamlined, common-sense regulations that protect workers and the environment but eliminate unnecessary costs of compliance."

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