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Ray Peterson
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Wyoming State Senate District 19
Incumbent
In office
2004-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Appointed2005
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
County Commissioner, Big Horn County
1992-2000
Personal
BirthdayMay 3, 1959
Place of birthLovell, WY
ReligionLDS
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
R. Ray Peterson (b. May 3, 1959) is a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 19. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2005.

Biography

Peterson attended Northwest College from 1977 to 1978. He went on to attend Brigham Young University from 1981 to 1982. He has worked as Vice President for Office Shop Incorporated since 1984.

Peterson served on the Town Council of Cowley from 1986 to 1992. He then served as County Commissioner for Big Horn County in from 1992 to 2000. In 2002, Peterson ran for the Wyoming State Senate but was defeated. He was then appointed to the Wyoming State Senate in 2005.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Revenue, Chair
Labor, Health and Social Services
Joint Revenue, Chair
Joint Labor, Health and Social Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Peterson served on these committees:

Elections

2010

Peterson was re-elected to the Wyoming State Senate, District 19. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary election. He was unopposed in the November 2, 2010, general election.[2][3]

Wyoming State Senate, District 19 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Ray Peterson (R) 5,678
Wyoming State Senate, District 19 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png R. Ray Peterson (R) 4,253

2006

On November 7, 2006, Ray Peterson won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate, District 19. He ran unopposed.[4]

Peterson raised $5,300 for his campaign.[5]

Wyoming State Senate, District 19 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Ray Peterson (R) 5,985

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Peterson received $1,000 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[6]

2006

In the year 2006, Peterson raised $5,300 for his campaign.[7]

His top four contributors were:

Donor Amount
Pfizer $1,000
Boots Shumway $500
Union Pacific Railroad $500
Wyoming Education Association $500

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Ray Peterson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

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.[9] Peterson received a score of 40% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 17th 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.

Personal

Peterson and his wife, Cresta, have three children.[10]

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Wyoming Senate District 19
2005–present
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