Throughout his notable 40-plus year career as a politician, U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi said he never intended to be a politician at all.
Instead, he wanted to be a leader in his community. He wanted to make a difference for a city that was growing faster than it could handle, a state that had a unique set of economic challenges and eventually a country that oftentimes has a tough time working across party lines.
Through it all, the Wyoming Republican said he always tried to keep the people of Gillette, Campbell County and Wyoming at the forefront of his efforts.
At a small gathering Saturday morning at Gillette City Hall with family, friends, current and former staff members and a small group of press, Enzi announced that he will retire when his fourth term in the Senate is up in 2020.