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Fred Emerich

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Fred Emerich
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Wyoming State Senate District 5
In office
Term ends
January 6, 2019
Years in position 4
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming, 1968
OtherDMV, University of Colorado, 1973
Office website
Fred Emerich is a Republican member of Wyoming State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Emerich holds a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Wyoming and a DMV in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Colorado. A retired veterinarian, Emerich served as a Laramie County Commissioner in the 1990s before assuming office.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2015
Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources
Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs


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


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



See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014. Incumbent Fred Emerich defeated Lynn Hutchings in the Republican primary. Emerich was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

Wyoming State Senate, District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFred Emerich Incumbent 56.2% 2,191
Lynn Hutchings 43.8% 1,706
Total Votes 3,897


See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2010

Emerich was unopposed in the August 17 primary election. He defeated Democrat Lori Millin in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3][4]

Wyoming State Senate, District 5 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Emerich (R) 3,002
Lori Millin (D) 2,896
Wyoming State Senate, District 5 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Emerich (R) 2,707

Campaign donors


In 2010, the year Emerich was first elected to the Senate, he collected $18,338 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Wyoming State Senate Republican Conference $2,500
Emerich $2,350
Laramie Republican Party Central Committee $1,100
Fred Emerich $700


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

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In 2012, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through February 13 through March 9.[6]

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


In 2011, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 3.[7]

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.[8] Emerich received a score of 26% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 26th 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.


Emerich is married and has one daughter.

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