James Byrd

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James Byrd
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Wyoming House of Representatives, District 44
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Whip, Wyoming House of Representatives
2013-present
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday03/14/1954
Place of birthCheyenne, WY
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
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James W. Byrd (b. March 14, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Beginning in 2013, Byrd serves as Minority Whip.

Biography

Byrd attended both Laramie County Community College and the University of Wyoming.

Byrd worked in the following positions: Security Consultant, Computer Network Design, Exploration Geophysicist for the Compagnie Générale de Géophysique and American Oil Company (British Petroleum/Amoco), Contract Computer Project Manager for Communication Systems Interactive, and Software for American Express, Cargill, and Network Assessment and Optimization Group.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
Minerals, Business and Economic Development
Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Byrd served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Byrd served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming House of Representatives 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 James Byrd ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Byrd won re-election in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 44. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 21 and defeated Tom Zachary (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames W. Byrd Incumbent 58.3% 1,486
     Republican Tom Zachary 41.4% 1,054
     Write-Ins Various 0.3% 8
Total Votes 2,548

2010

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2010

Byrd was re-elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives, District 44. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary and in the November 2, 2010, general election. [5]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 44, General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James W. Byrd (D) 1,337
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 44 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James W. Byrd (D) 337

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Byrd is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Byrd raised a total of $18,741 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[6]

James Byrd's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming House of Representatives, District 44 Won $6,725
2010 Wyoming House of Representatives, District 44 Won $2,470
2008 Wyoming House of Representatives, District 44 Won $9,546
Grand Total Raised $18,741

2012

Byrd won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Byrd raised a total of $6,725.
Wyoming State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Byrd's campaign in 2012
Farmers Insurance Group$750
United Transportation Union$600
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association$550
Wyoming Education Association$500
Wyoming Realtors Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$6,725
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Byrd won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Byrd raised a total of $2,470.

2008

Byrd won election to the Wyoming State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Byrd raised a total of $9,546.

Scorecards

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.[7] Byrd received a score of 9% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 58th out of 61 members of the Wyoming House of Representatives. Although there are 60 members of the House, a 61st "hypothetical legislator" voting nay on every bill was also included.

Personal

Byrd is divorced and has two children.

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Wyoming House of Representatives District 44
2009–present
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