2017 Winner of the Political Leadership on Climate Change Award
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) has a long and distinguished career in both medicine and public service. In 2012, Barrasso was reelected with over 75 percent of the vote to represent his home state of Wyoming. He is the fourth-ranking member in the Senate Republican leadership as chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, and took over as chairman of the Senate Committee for Environment and Public Works at the start of the 115th Congress in 2017.
Senator Barrasso is known by many as Wyoming’s Doctor. During his 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon, Barrasso served as President of the Wyoming Medical Society and was named Wyoming Physician of the Year. Barrasso has three children – Peter, Emma and Hadley. He and his wife Bobbi live in Casper.