Andy Schwartz

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Andy Schwartz
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Wyoming House of Representatives, District 23
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Teton County Commission
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Andy Schwartz is a Democratic member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Schwartz served on the following committees:

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2015
Joint Journal
Joint Labor, Health and Social Services
Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources
Journal
Labor, Health and Social Services
Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Schwartz's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • I believe that climate change is real, and poses a significant threat to our planet. Wyoming will continue to be a leader in energy production, and I feel it is our responsibility to also be a leader in finding ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
  • I believe that Wyoming should be the Equality State not only in name but also in deed. Women’s rights, gay marriage, affordable health care and pre-k education are examples of areas where I know Wyoming can do better.
  • I believe Wyoming can use the current budget surpluses to more strategically invest in its future. Protecting natural resources, nurturing small businesses and building a skilled workforce are vital to creating a thriving 21st century economy.[1][2]

Elections

2014

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014. Andy Schwartz ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jim Darwiche defeated Wallace Ulrich in the Republican primary. Schwartz defeated Darwiche in the general election.[3][4]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Schwartz 55.7% 2,133
     Republican Jim Darwiche 44.3% 1,697
Total Votes 3,830
Source: Wyoming Secretary of State
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 23 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Darwiche 58.4% 670
Wallace Ulrich 41.6% 478
Total Votes 1,148

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Political offices
Preceded by
Keith Gingery (R)
Wyoming House of Representatives District 23
2015–present
Succeeded by
Andy Schwartz (D)