Charles Scott

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Charles Scott
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Wyoming State Senate District 30
Incumbent
In office
1983-Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 31
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1982
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wyoming State House
1979-1982
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard College, 1967
Master'sHarvard Business School, 1969
Personal
BirthdayAugust 19, 1945
ProfessionCattle rancher
ReligionUnitarian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Charles Scott (b. August 19, 1945) is a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 1982. He served as the Vice President of the Senate from 1993 to 1994.

Scott served in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1979 to 1982.

Biography

Scott earned his B.A. from Harvard College in 1967. He went on to receive his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1969.

Scott has worked as a cattle rancher.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
Labor, Health and Social Services, Chair
Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
Joint Labor, Health and Social Services, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Scott served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Scott served on these committees:

Issues

Healthcare

Scott was a sponsor of a resolution created to amend the state Constitution to guarantee “health-care freedom.” He said the proposal aims to head off federal health-care rationing.

“The need (for a constitutional amendment) is that our constituents are becoming increasing concerned as to what may happen in the health-care market,” said Sen. Charles Scott.

The resolution, SJR 3, is one of two joint resolutions that would put a “health-care freedom” amendment to the state Constitution before the voters in November 2012.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has also been considering Senate Joint Resolution 2, a “health-care freedom” resolution sponsored by Sen. Leslie Nutting.

Scott said that his amendment is not aimed at the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in its entirety.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2012

Scott won re-election in the 2012 election for Wyoming State Senate, District 30. Scott defeated Bob Brechtel in the August 21st primary election and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wyoming State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Scott Incumbent 89.3% 5,709
     Write-Ins Various 10.7% 687
Total Votes 6,396
Wyoming State Senate, District 30 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Scott Incumbent 51.6% 1,222
Bob Brechtel 48.4% 1,147
Total Votes 2,369

2008

On November 4, 2008, Charles Scott won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate, District 30.[4]

Scott raised $9,367 for his campaign.[5]

Wyoming State Senate, District 30 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Scott (R) 6,438

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scott is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Scott raised a total of $75,940 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[6]

Charles Scott's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State Senate, District 30 Won $34,956
2010 Wyoming State Senate, District 30 Not up for election $0
2008 Wyoming State Senate, District 30 Won $9,367
2006 Wyoming State Senate, District 30 Not up for election $0
2004 Wyoming State Senate, District 30 Won $10,290
2000 Wyoming State Senate, District 30 Won $5,670
1996 Wyoming State Senate, District 30 Won $3,305
1992 Wyoming State Senate, District 30 Won $4,450
1990 Wyoming State Senate, Natrona Won $7,902
Grand Total Raised $75,940

2012

Scott won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $34,956.
Wyoming State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Scott's campaign in 2012
Scott, Charles$9,026
Wyoming Realtors Association$4,000
Wyoming Medical PAC$1,800
Rea, Bayard$1,000
Natrona Republican Party Central Committee$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$34,956
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Scott won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $9,367.

2004

Scott won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $10,290.

2000

Scott won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $5,670.

1996

Scott won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $3,305.

1992

Scott won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 1992. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $4,450.

1990

Scott won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 1990. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $7,902.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Wyoming

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Wyoming scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2012

In 2012, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through February 13 through March 9.[7]

Legislators are scored on "whether they support or inhibit liberty."

2011

In 2011, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 3.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

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.[9] Scott received a score of 38% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 19th out of 31 members of the Wyoming State Senate. Although there are 30 members of the Senate, a 31st "hypothetical legislator" voting nay on every bill was also included.

Personal

Scott and his wife have had two children.

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