|Wyoming State Senate District 19|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|County Commissioner, Big Horn County|
|Birthday||May 3, 1959|
|Place of birth||Lovell, WY|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Endorsements
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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.
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|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Peterson served on these committees:
|Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Joint Appropriations|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Peterson served on these committees:
|Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2009|
- 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 Ray Peterson ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
- See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2010
|Wyoming State Senate, District 19 General Election (2010)|
|Ray Peterson (R)||5,678|
|Wyoming State Senate, District 19 Republican Primary (2010)|
|R. Ray Peterson (R)||4,253|
- See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2006
Peterson raised $5,300 for his campaign.
|Wyoming State Senate, District 19 (2006)|
|Ray Peterson (R)||5,985|
In 2010, Peterson received $1,000 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Wyoming State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ray Peterson's campaign in 2010|
|MDU Resources Group||$100|
|Trucking Industry PAC||$100|
|Wyoming Stockgrowers Association||$100|
|Total Raised in 2010||$1,000|
In the year 2006, Peterson raised $5,300 for his campaign.
His top four contributors were:
|Union Pacific Railroad||$500|
|Wyoming Education Association||$500|
Ray Peterson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
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- 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. 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.
Peterson and his wife, Cresta, have three children.
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- Biography from the Wyoming Legislature
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2002
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed June 10, 2014
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidate Roster," accessed May 31, 2014
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2014 Official General Election Results," accessed November 12, 2014
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2010 Primary Candidates Roster," accessed July 25, 2010
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2010 Official State Senate Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2006 Official State Senate Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Candidate Contributions," accessed June 10, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2006 Candidate Contributions," accessed June 10, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
- Wyoming Liberty Index, "2012 Wyoming Liberty Index," accessed April 30, 2014
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