Bret McCoy

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Bret McCoy
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Candidate for
Wyoming State Senate, District 15
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sWestern Wyoming Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army Reserve
Websites
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Bret McCoy is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 15 of the Wyoming State Senate.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

McCoy's website highlights 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.

Snapshot on Social Issues

Abortion

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.

Equality

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.

Guns

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

Elections

2014

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election will be 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. McCoy will face Barnard in the general election.[1]

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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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wyoming Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidate Roster," accessed May 31, 2014
  2. Bret McCoy, "On the Issues," accessed July 29, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.