Eli Bebout

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Eli Bebout
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Wyoming State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Vice President, Wyoming State Senate
2013-present
Speaker, Wyoming House of Representatives
1999-2000
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wyoming House of Representatives
1987-2000
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming, 1969
Personal
BirthdayOctober 14, 1946
Place of birthRawlins, WY
ReligionGreek Orthodox
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Eli Bebout (b. October 14, 1946) is a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. In the 2013-2014 session, Bebout serves as Vice President of the Senate.

Bebout served in the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 55 from 1987 to 2000. From 1993 to 1994, Bebout served as State House Minority Whip. He then switched his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican in 1994. He subsequently served as Majority Floor Leader from 1997 to 1998. From 1999 to 2000, Bebout served as State Speaker of the House.

Biography

Bebout earned his B.S. from the University of Wyoming in 1969. He has worked as an oil and gas producer in the past. He was also owner of Nucor. Bebout has worked as an engineer, drilling contractor, and businessman as well.[1]

In 2002, Bebout ran for Governor of Wyoming but was defeated.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Chair
Rules and Procedure, Chair
Joint Appropriations, Chair
Joint Rules and Procedure

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2012

Bebout won re-election in the 2012 election for Wyoming State Senate, District 26. Bebout ran unopposed in the August 21 primary election and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wyoming State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEli Bebout Incumbent 98.3% 7,457
     Write-Ins Various 1.7% 127
Total Votes 7,584

2008

On November 4, 2008, Eli Bebout won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate, District 26. He ran unopposed.[3]

Bebout raised $7,174 for his campaign.[4]

Wyoming State Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eli Bebout (R) 7,043

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bebout is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Bebout raised a total of $1,135,561 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[5]

Eli Bebout's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State Senate, District 26 Won $5,467
2010 Wyoming State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $510
2008 Wyoming State Senate, District 26 Won $7,174
2002 Governor of Wyoming Defeated $1,095,172
1998 Wyoming State House, District 55 Won $3,033
1996 Wyoming State House, District 55 Won $2,725
1994 Wyoming State House, District 55 Won $4,197
1992 Wyoming State House, District 55 Won $9,600
1990 Wyoming State House, Fremont Won $7,683
Grand Total Raised $1,135,561

2012

Bebout won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bebout raised a total of $5,467.
Wyoming State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eli Bebout's campaign in 2012
Wyoming Trucking Association$500
Marathon Oil$500
Holding, Earl$500
Chesapeake Energy$500
CenturyLink$300
Total Raised in 2012$5,467
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bebout was not up for election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Bebout raised a total of $510.

2008

Bebout won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Bebout raised a total of $7,174.

2002

Bebout lost the election for the Governor of Wyoming in 2002. During that election cycle, Bebout raised a total of $1,095,172.

1998

Bebout won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Bebout raised a total of $3,033.

1996

Bebout won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 1996. During that election cycle, Bebout raised a total of $2,725.

1994

Bebout won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 1994. During that election cycle, Bebout raised a total of $4,197.

1992

Bebout won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 1992. During that election cycle, Bebout raised a total of $9,600.

1990

Bebout won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 1990. During that election cycle, Bebout raised a total of $7,683.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Eli Bebout endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Scorecards

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

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2012

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

2011

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

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] Bebout received a score of 63% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 5th 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

Eli and his wife, Lorraine, have four children.

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Wyoming Senate District 26
2007–present
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