Leslie Nutting

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Leslie Nutting
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Wyoming State Senate District 7
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLoretto Heights College, 1978
Master'sUniversity of Colorado, 1980
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1990-1995
Date of birthJuly 4, 1945
Place of birthRifle, CO
Leslie Nutting is a former Republican member of Wyoming State Senate, representing District 7 from 2011 to 2015. Nutting did not seek re-election in 2014.


A retired nurse, Nutting began her education at St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in 1966. She later went on to earn her B.S.N. at Loretto Heights College, and her M.S.N. from the University of Colorado.

Before assuming office, she was a primary care provider with the Cheyenne Veterans Administration for 15 years, before which she served in the United States Army for five years, earning the rank of Major.

Committee assignments


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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
Labor, Health and Social Services
Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
Joint Labor, Health and Social Services


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



See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2010

Nutting defeated incumbent Kathryn Sessions in the November 2, 2010 general election. She was unopposed in the August 17 primary election.[1]

Nutting credited volunteers for her write-in win.[2][3]

Wyoming State Senate, District 7 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Leslie Nutting (R) 2,421
Kathryn Sessions (D) 2,029

Campaign donors


In 2010, the year Nutting was first elected to the Senate, she collected $12,075 in donations.[4]

Her five largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Wyoming State Senate Republican Conference $2,750
WY Watch $1,150
Laramie Republican Party Central Committee $1,100
Susan Gore $1,000
Edward Prosser $1,000


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In 2012, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through February 13 through March 9.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7] Nutting received a score of 48% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 10th 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.


Nutting is divorced and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kathryn Sessions (D)
Wyoming State Senate District 7
Succeeded by
Stephan Pappas (R)