|Wyoming State House, District 8|
|2011 - Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||University of Wyoming, 1985|
|Place of birth||Lander, WY|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nicholas served on the following committees:
|Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Joint Appropriations|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nicholas was appointed to the following committees:
|Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Joint Judiciary|
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.
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.
|Wyoming House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bob Nicholas Incumbent||53.7%||2,531|
|Wyoming House of Representatives, District 8 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Bob Nicholas Incumbent||57.1%||1,040|
|Wyoming House of Representatives, District 8, General election (2010)|
|Bob Nicholas (R)||1,950|
|Ken McCauley (D)||1,635|
|Wyoming House of Representatives, District 8 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Bob Nicholas (R)||1,598|
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.
|Bob Nicholas's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Wyoming State House, District 8||$13,725|
|2010||Wyoming State House, District 8||$11,050|
|2008||Wyoming State House, District 8||$10,990|
|Grand Total Raised||$35,765|
2012Nicholas 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|
|Federated Fire Fighters of Wyoming||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$13,725|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Nicholas won election to the Wyoming State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Nicholas raised a total of $11,050.
|Wyoming State House 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bob Nicholas's campaign in 2010|
|Laramie Republican Party Central Committee||$1,100|
|Total Raised in 2010||$11,050|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Nicholas lost the election for the Wyoming State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Nicholas raised a total of $10,990.
|Wyoming State House 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bob Nicholas's campaign in 2008|
|Nicholas, Alice & Jack||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2008||$10,990|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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. 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.
Nicholas is a widower and has three children.
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- Bob Nicholas on the Wyoming State House website
- Profile from Open States
- Bob Nicholas' biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidate Roster," accessed May 31, 2014
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2014 Official General Election Results," accessed November 12, 2014
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidate Roster," June 11, 2012
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed July 25, 2010
- followthemoney.org, "Nicholas, Bob" accessed June 10, 2013
- Wyoming Liberty Index, "2012 Wyoming Liberty Index," accessed April 30, 2014
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