Bret McCoy

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Bret McCoy
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Former candidate for
Wyoming State Senate, District 15
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sWestern Wyoming Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army Reserve
Campaign website
Bret McCoy was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 15 of the Wyoming State Senate.[1]


Campaign themes


McCoy's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Jobs / Employment

I'm running for office because I see the damage of ongoing, prolonged economic stagnation in our community. My Main Street business specializes in employment for workers and human resources for businesses. I am keenly aware of the challenges our businesses and workers face and will work hard in my very first year of office to spur immediate growth and opportunity for Wyoming residents.

Health & Safety

Wyoming touts the 2nd-highest workplace fatality rate in the country, with 12.2 out of 100,000 workers being seriously injured or dying annually. (AFL-CIO Report) I believe workers have a right to expect to leave their job at the end of the day in the same way they arrived -- in one piece and alive. Wyoming citizens also have a right to not lose their home or livelihood should they become ill or injured off-the-job. While the national Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) has been riddled with flaws, I concur with the general intent of the act of providing affordable healthcare insurance to our families and those in our communities.


I do not condone abortions. However, I believe this is a private, sensitive, and difficult decision involving a woman, her family, her physician, and her religious advisers -- and should not be between a woman and her legislator or state.


I believe that all people are created equal. As such, I support equal pay and equal rights in all matters for all of Wyoming's citizens, regardless of gender, religion, age, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, union status, sexual orientation, and/or gender expression.


I support the legal and responsible ownership of guns as a fundamental right guaranteed by the Wyoming and United States Constitutions.[2][3]



See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming State Senate 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. Bret McCoy ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Paul Barnard defeated Karl Allred in the Republican primary. Barnard defeated McCoy in the general election.[1][4]

Wyoming State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Barnard Incumbent 66.2% 3,329
     Democratic Bret McCoy 33.8% 1,702
Total Votes 5,031
Source: Wyoming Secretary of State
Wyoming State Senate, District 15 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul R. Barnard Incumbent 54.1% 1,951
Karl Allred 45.9% 1,652
Total Votes 3,603

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