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Donald Burkhart

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Donald Burkhart
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Wyoming State House, District 15
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sJohn Carroll University, 1970
Personal
Birthday09/04/1948
Place of birthOceanside, NJ
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Donald E. Burkhart, Jr. is a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Burkhart earned a B.S. in Physics from John Carroll University. Before assuming office, Burkhart worked as a safety engineer for BP America Production Compact and served on the Board of Directors of the Wyoming-Montana Safety Council.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Joint Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Burkhart served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 19, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014. Incumbent Donald Burkhart is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Burkhart won re-election in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 15. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 21[2] and defeated George Bagby (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic George Bagby 47.3% 1,544
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Burkhart Incumbent 52.6% 1,717
     Write-Ins Various 0.1% 4
Total Votes 3,265

2010

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2010

Burkhart defeated incumbent Democrat George Bagby in the general election on November 2, 2010. Burkhart defeated Republican Michael Rose in the August 17, 2010 primary election. [4][5]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 15, General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald Burkhart (R) 1,153
George Bagby (D) 1,142
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 15 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald Burkhart (R) 497
Michael B. Rose (R) 437

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Burkhart is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Burkhart raised a total of $20,146 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[6]

Donald Burkhart's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State House, District 15 Won $11,920
2010 Wyoming State House, District 15 Won $8,226
Grand Total Raised $20,146

2012

Burkhart won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Burkhart raised a total of $11,920.
Wyoming State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donald Burkhart's campaign in 2012
Burkhart, Donald$2,000
Republican$1,200
WyWatch$1,000
Cloud Peak Energy$500
Rayl, Wallace$500
Total Raised in 2012$11,920
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Burkhart won election to the Wyoming State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Burkhart raised a total of $8,226.

Scorecards

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.[7] Burkhart received a score of 40% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 20th 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.

Personal

Burkhart and his wife, Mary, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Bagby
Wyoming House of Representatives District 15
2010-present
Succeeded by
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