Bob Nicholas

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Bob Nicholas
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Wyoming State House, District 8
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
J.D.University of Wyoming, 1985
Personal
Birthday10/14/1957
Place of birthLander, WY
ProfessionBusinessman/attorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bob Nicholas is a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Nicholas studied political science and law at the University of Wyoming, earning his J.D. in 1985. Before his election, Nicholas worked as a businessman and attorney.

Nicholas made an unsuccessful bid for Wyoming House of Representatives District 8 in 2008.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nicholas served on the following committees:

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Joint Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nicholas was appointed to the following committees:

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. Incumbent Bob Nicholas ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nicholas won re-election in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 8. He defeated Keith Eldred in the Republican primary on August 21 and defeated Kathleen Petersen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kathleen Petersen 46.1% 2,174
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Nicholas Incumbent 53.7% 2,531
     Write-Ins Various 0.2% 10
Total Votes 4,715
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Nicholas Incumbent 57.1% 1,040
Keith Eldred 42.9% 781
Total Votes 1,821

2010

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nicholas defeated Democrat Ken McCauley in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the August 17 primary.[4]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 8, General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Nicholas (R) 1,950
Ken McCauley (D) 1,635
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 8 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Nicholas (R) 1,598

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nicholas is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Nicholas raised a total of $35,765 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[5]

Bob Nicholas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State House, District 8 Won $13,725
2010 Wyoming State House, District 8 Won $11,050
2008 Wyoming State House, District 8 Defeated $10,990
Grand Total Raised $35,765

2012

Nicholas won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Nicholas raised a total of $13,725.
Wyoming State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Nicholas's campaign in 2012
Nicholas, Bob$2,000
Republican$1,000
Nicholas, Tracy$1,000
Federated Fire Fighters of Wyoming$1,000
Nicholas, John$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$13,725
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Nicholas won election to the Wyoming State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Nicholas raised a total of $11,050.

2008

Nicholas lost the election for the Wyoming State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Nicholas raised a total of $10,990.

Scorecards

Wyoming Liberty Index

The Wyoming Liberty Index, a study created in 2003, issues a Scorecard that rates all final bills in the Wyoming State Legislature on whether the bills supported or hindered liberty. Legislators are also given a "liberty score" based on their voting patterns. The Wyoming Liberty Index 2012 report was issued on the 61st Legislature during the 2012 budget session. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates a higher level of "aye" votes on bills considered pro-liberty and "nay" votes on what the organization considers anti-liberty bills.[6] Nicholas received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 24th out of 61 members of the Wyoming House of Representatives. Although there are 60 members of the House, a 61st "hypothetical legislator" voting nay on every bill was also included.

Personal

Nicholas is a widower and has three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lori Millin
Wyoming House of Representatives District 8
2010-present
Succeeded by
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