John Patton

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John Patton
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Wyoming State House, District 29
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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John W. Patton is a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 1960, and was first elected to his current tenure in 2008.

Patton served in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1961 to 1965. He then served in the Wyoming State Senate from 1967 to 1971.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Rules and Procedure
Joint Education
Joint Rules and Procedure

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014. Incumbent John Patton defeated Ryan Mulholland in the Republican primary. Patton is unchallenged in the general election.[2]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 29 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Patton Incumbent 50.9% 600
Ryan Mulholland 49.1% 578
Total Votes 1,178

2012

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Patton won re-election in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 29. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 21 and was also unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Patton Incumbent 98.2% 3,414
     Write-Ins Various 1.8% 62
Total Votes 3,476

2010

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2010

Patton was re-elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives, District 3. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary and was unopposed in the November 2, 2010, general election. [4]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 29, General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John W. Patton (R) 2,228
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 29 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John W. Patton (R) 1,111

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Patton is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Patton raised a total of $17,686 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[5]

John Patton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State House, District 29 Won $1,215
2010 Wyoming State House, District 29 Won $9,011
2008 Wyoming State House, District 29 Won $7,460
Grand Total Raised $17,686

2012

Patton won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Patton raised a total of $1,215.
Wyoming State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Patton's campaign in 2012
Patton, John W.$600
Sheridan Republican Party Central Committee$265
Patton, John W.$250
Patton, William D.$100
Total Raised in 2012$1,215
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Patton won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Patton raised a total of $9,011.

2008

Patton won election to the Wyoming State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Patton raised a total of $7,460.

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.[6] Patton received a score of 15% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 50th 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

Patton and his wife, Virginia, have five children.

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Wyoming House of Representatives District 29
2009–present
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