Gerald Geis

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Gerald Geis
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Wyoming State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President, Wyoming State Senate
1985-1986
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Appointed1993
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolWashakie County High School
Personal
BirthdayAugust 31, 1933
Place of birthTen Sleep, WY
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gerry Geis (b. August 31, 1933) is a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 1974, serving until 1986, and was appointed to the chamber for his current tenure in 1993. Geis served as Senate Vice President in 1981 and 1982, Majority Floor Leader in 1983 and 1984, and President of the Senate in 1985 and 1986.

Biography

Geis received his diploma from Washakie County High School. Prior to joining the senate, Geis served on the Worland City Council.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources, Chair
Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2012

Geis won re-election in the 2012 election for Wyoming State Senate, District 20. Geis ran unopposed in the August 21st primary election and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wyoming State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Geis Incumbent 98.6% 7,592
     Write-Ins Various 1.4% 110
Total Votes 7,702

2008

On November 4, 2008, Geis won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate, District 20.[3]

Geis raised $2,900 for his campaign.[4]

Wyoming State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gerald Geis 7,057

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Geis is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Geis raised a total of $17,800 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[5]

Gerald Geis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State Senate, District 20 Won $1,850
2010 Wyoming State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $0
2008 Wyoming State Senate, District 20 Won $2,900
2006 Wyoming State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $0
2004 Wyoming State Senate, District 20 Won $7,425
2000 Wyoming State Senate, District 20 Won $1,206
1996 Wyoming State Senate, District 20 Won $3,525
1994 Wyoming State Senate, District 20 Won $894
Grand Total Raised $17,800

2012

Geis won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Geis raised a total of $1,850.
Wyoming State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gerald Geis's campaign in 2012
The Williams Companies$400
Black Hills Corp.$300
Anadarko Petroleum Corp.$200
Wyoming Trucking Association$200
CenturyLink$200
Total Raised in 2012$1,850
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Geis won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Geis raised a total of $2,900.

2004

Geis won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Geis raised a total of $7,425.

2000

Geis won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Geis raised a total of $1,206.

1996

Geis won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Geis raised a total of $3,525.

1994

Geis won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 1994. During that election cycle, Geis raised a total of $894.

Scorecards

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

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2012

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."

2011

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] Geis received a score of 50% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 9th 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

Gerald and his wife, Irma, have two children.

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Wyoming Senate District 20
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