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Mike Enzi

Personal data
Date of birthFebruary 1, 1944(age 72)
Place of birthBremerton, Washington
Political partyRepublican
SpouseDiana Enzi
ChildrenAmy Enzi
Emily Enzi
Brad Enzi
ResidenceGillette, Wyoming
Alma materGeorge Washington University (B.S.)
University of Denver (M.B.A.)
Occupationaccountant, energy executive
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air National Guard
Years of service1967-1973
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 1997
Serving with John Barrasso
Preceded byAlan K. Simpson
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
In officeJanuary 3, 2005 - January 3, 2007
Succeeded byTed Kennedy
Preceded byJudd Gregg

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Michael Bradley "Mike" Enzi (-enˈɛnzipron; born February 1, 1944) is the senior U.S. Senator from Wyoming (serving since 1997) and a member of the Republican Party.

Raised in Thermopolis, Wyoming, Enzi attended George Washington University and the University of Denver. He expanded his father's shoe store business in Gillette before being elected mayor of Gillette in 1974. In the late 1970s he worked in the United States Department of the Interior. He served as a state legislator in the Wyoming House of Representatives (1987 � 1991) and the Wyoming Senate (1991 � 1996). During the 1980s and 1990s he worked as an accountant and executive director in the energy industry.

Enzi won a tight primary for election to the U.S. Senate in 1996 and was re-elected by comfortable margins in 2002 and 2008. He has been ranked as one of the most conservative members of the Senate. He is the ranking Republican on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, which he chaired from 2005 to 2007. He was a member of the 2009 Gang of Six which attempted to negotiate a health care reform program.

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