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Paul Barnard

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Paul Barnard
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Wyoming State Senate District 15
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPacific University, 1966
OtherOD, Pacific University, 1974
Office website
Paul Barnard is a Republican member for Wyoming State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Barnard studied at Pacific University, earning a bachelor of science and a Doctorate of Optometry. He had a career as an optometrist.

Committee assignments


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:



See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2010

Barnard defeated incumbent Saundra Meyer in the November 2, 2010, general election. He defeated Republicans Janice Davis and Lyle Williams in the August 17 primary election.[1][2]

Wyoming State Senate, District 15 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Paul R. Barnard (R) 2,550
Saundra Meyer (D) 2.061
Wyoming State Senate, District 15 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Paul R. Barnard (R) 1,153
Janice Davis (R) 856
Lyle L. Williams (R) 434

Campaign donors


In 2010, the year Barnard was first elected to the Senate, he collected $7,115 in donations.[3]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Paul Robert Barnard $3,315
Wyoming State Senate Republican Conference $2,750
Republican $500
Tom Kindler $250


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.[4] 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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Preceded by
Saundra Meyer
Wyoming State Senate District 15
Succeeded by