Henry Coe

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Henry Coe
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Wyoming State Senate District 18
Incumbent
In office
1989-Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 25
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President, Wyoming State Senate
2001-2002
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Park County Commissioner
1978-1986
Personal
BirthdayApril 29, 1946
Place of birthCody, WY
ProfessionInvestment Executive
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Henry H.R. "Hank" Coe (b. April 29, 1946) is a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 1988. He served as Vice President for the Wyoming State Senate from 1997 to 1998, and from 1999 to 2000 he served as Majority Floor Leader. He served as Senate President from 2001 to 2002.

Coe's political experience began with his service as Park County Commissioner from the years of 1978 to 1986.

Biography

Coe attended the University of Wyoming. He has worked as an Investment Executive.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Minerals, Business and Economic Development
Joint Education, Chair
Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Teacher tenure

In 2011, the state legislatures in Wyoming and Montana started working on bills that would end teacher tenure. Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho all shared heavily-Republican legislatures in the 2011 session. Anti-tenure ideas originated from Republicans in Wyoming and Montana and made headway in Idaho. Advocates for the reform movement in Wyoming said that the legislation protects good teachers while making it much easier to remove poor educators from classrooms.

Coe said the legislation will make teachers more accountable to taxpayers, who pay teacher salaries.

“People flat don’t like tenure,” Coe told the Casper Star-Tribune. “People in the real world don’t like it. It doesn’t exist in any other business.”[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2012

Coe won re-election in the 2012 election for Wyoming State Senate, District 18. Coe defeated Robert Berry in the August 21 primary election and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wyoming State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHenry Coe Incumbent 71.4% 6,249
     Write-Ins Various 28.6% 2,506
Total Votes 8,755
Wyoming State Senate, District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHenry Coe Incumbent 51.4% 2,149
Robert Berry 48.6% 2,032
Total Votes 4,181

2008

On November 4, 2008, Henry Coe won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate, District 18. He ran unopposed.[4]

Coe raised $2,800 for his campaign.[5]

Wyoming State Senate, District 18 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Henry Coe (R) 8,173

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Coe is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Coe raised a total of $41,566 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[6]

Henry Coe's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State Senate, District 18 Won $31,731
2010 Wyoming State Senate, District 18 Not up for election $0
2008 Wyoming State Senate, District 18 Won $2,800
2006 Wyoming State Senate, District 18 Not up for election $0
2004 Wyoming State Senate, District 18 Won $3,175
2000 Wyoming State Senate, District 18 Won $2,150
1996 Wyoming State Senate, District 18 Won $650
1992 Wyoming State Senate, District 18 Won $1,060
Grand Total Raised $41,566

2012

Coe won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Coe raised a total of $31,731.
Wyoming State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Henry Coe's campaign in 2012
Park Republican Party Central Committee$2,000
Republican$2,000
Tate, Naoma$1,500
Marathon Oil$1,500
Evans, Patty$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$31,731
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Coe won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Coe raised a total of $2,800.

2004

Coe won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Coe raised a total of $3,175.

2000

Coe won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Coe raised a total of $2,150.

1996

Coe won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Coe raised a total of $650.

1992

Coe won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 1992. During that election cycle, Coe raised a total of $1,060.

Scorecards

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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9] Coe received a score of 34% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 23rd 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

Henry and his wife, Marty, have three children.

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