|Wyoming State Senate District 15|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Pacific University, 1966|
|Other||OD, Pacific University, 1974|
Barnard studied at Pacific University, earning a bachelor of science and a Doctorate of Optometry. He had a career as an optometrist.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Barnard served on the following committees:
|Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources|
|• Joint Education|
|• Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barnard served on these committees:
|Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Joint Education|
|• Joint Revenue|
- See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2010
|Wyoming State Senate, District 15 General Election (2010)|
|Paul R. Barnard (R)||2,550|
|Saundra Meyer (D)||2.061|
|Wyoming State Senate, District 15 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Paul R. Barnard (R)||1,153|
|Janice Davis (R)||856|
|Lyle L. Williams (R)||434|
In 2010, the year Barnard was first elected to the Senate, he collected $7,115 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Paul Robert Barnard||$3,315|
|Wyoming State Senate Republican Conference||$2,750|
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. Barnard received a score of 39% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 18th 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.
Barnard is married and has four children.
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- Paul Barnard on the Wyoming State Senate website
- Paul Barnard's biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
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