|Wyoming State Senate District 5|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Wyoming, 1968|
|Other||DMV, University of Colorado, 1973|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Emerich served on the following committees:
|Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources|
|• Joint Revenue|
|• Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Emerich served on these committees:
|Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture, Public Lands and Water Resources|
|• Joint Agriculture, Public Lands and Water Resources|
|• Joint Revenue|
- See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2010
|Wyoming State Senate, District 5 (2010) General Election|
|Fred Emerich (R)||3,002|
|Lori Millin (D)||2,896|
|Wyoming State Senate, District 5 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Fred Emerich (R)||2,707|
In 2010, the year Emerich was first elected to the Senate, he collected $18,338 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Wyoming State Senate Republican Conference||$2,500|
|Laramie Republican Party Central Committee||$1,100|
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. 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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- Fred Emerich on the Wyoming State Senate website
- Fred Emerich's biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010