Dave Kinskey

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Dave Kinskey
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Wyoming State Senate, District 22
In office
July 2014 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSheridan High School
Bachelor'sHarvard College
J.D.University of Wyoming Law School
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Office website
Dave Kinskey is a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 22. He was first appointed to the chamber in July 2014 to replace the late John Schiffer.[1]


Kinskey was the mayor of Sheridan prior to his appointment to the Wyoming State Senate.[1] His other political experience included working as an intern for U.S. Sen. Malcolm Wallop, a research director on Al Simpson's Senate campaign and an assistant campaign manager on Pete Simpson's gubernatorial campaign. In 2012, he put together the direct mail campaign for John Schiffer for Senate District 22. Kinskey also served as a County Precinct Committeeman on the Resolutions & Platform Committees. Kinskey was a member of the board of directors for the Wyoming Association of Municipalities (WAM) and served on the WAM Legislative Committee. He is also one of the founding officeholders of the Northeast Wyoming Municipal Leaders (NEWY).[2]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Kinskey's academic career:[2]

  • Graduated from Sheridan High School
  • Earned B.A. in economics from Harvard College
  • Earned J.D. from the University of Wyoming


Below is an abbreviated outline of Kinskey's professional and political career:[2]

  • Jersey Creamery
  • Flagger at Big Horn Airways
  • Night guard with Burns Security
  • Executive director of the Wyoming Retail Merchants Association
  • Clerk at Mini Mart
  • Lawyer with Lubnau & Drew, which later became Lubnau & Kinskey
  • Director of business development at Mini Mart, Inc.
  • CEO of M&M Home Medical
  • Realtor with ERA Carroll Realty
  • Mayor of the City of Sheridan
  • Member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 22.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Kinskey served on the following committees:

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2015
Joint Judiciary
Joint Revenue

2014 legislative session

Kinskey was appointed to the following committees:


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Kinskey and his wife, Donna, have three children.[3] The couple attended Sheridan High School together.[2]

Kinskey grew up working at his family's business, Jersey Creamery, with his parents and eight siblings.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Herald, "Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey gets state senate seat," July 7, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on November 19, 2014
  3. Wyoming State Legislature, "Senator Dave Kinskey," accessed July 30, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Schiffer
Wyoming Senate District 22
Succeeded by