Larry S. Hicks (Wyoming)

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Larry S. Hicks
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Wyoming State Senate District 11
In office
Term ends
January 6, 2019
Years in position 4
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming, 1983
Master'sMontana State University, 1986
Ph.D.University of Wyoming
Date of birthDecember 30, 1958
Place of birthPowell, WY
ProfessionNatural Resources Manager
Office website
Larry S. Hicks is a Republican member for Wyoming State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Hicks studied crop science at the University of Wyoming, earning a bachelor of science, and went on to earn an M.S. in Agronomy from Montana State University. He later returned to the University of Wyoming where he completed Ph.D. coursework in Agronomy.

Hicks worked as a natural resources coordinator for the Little Snake River Conservation District.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hicks served on the following committees:

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2015
Joint Judiciary
Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Hicks served on the following committees:


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



See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming State Senate 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 Larry S. Hicks ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[2] There were no candidates in the Democratic primary, however, Linda Fleming was offered the party's nomination after a successful bid as a write-in candidate.[3] Hicks defeated Fleming in the general election.[4][5]

Wyoming State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Hicks Incumbent 62.8% 3,167
     Democratic Linda Fleming 37.2% 1,873
Total Votes 5,040
Source: Wyoming Secretary of State


See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2010

Hicks defeated incumbent Democrat James E. Elliott, Jr. for the open seat in the November 2, 2010, general election. He defeated Republicans Sue Hewitt and Blake Waldrop in the August 17 primary election. [6][7]

Wyoming State Senate, District 11 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Larry S. Hicks (R) 2,903
Jim Elliot (D) 1,798
Ken Casner (I) 534
Wyoming State Senate, District 11 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Larry S. Hicks (R) 926
Blake L. Waldrop (R) 788
Sue T. Hewitt (R) 664

Campaign donors


In 2010, the year Hicks was first elected to the Senate, he collected $6,577 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Larry Hicks $3,627
Wyoming State Senate Republican Conference $1,000
Republican $1,000
McAllister $500


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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In 2012, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through February 13 through March 9.[9]

Legislators are scored on "whether they support or inhibit liberty."


In 2011, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 3.[10]

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.[11] Hicks received a score of 69% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 4th 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.


Hicks and his wife, Carolyn, have two children.

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Preceded by
James E. Elliott, Jr.
Wyoming State Senate District 11
Succeeded by