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Sue Wilson
Wyoming House of Representatives District 7
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sYale University, Thomas Edison State College
Master'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Office website
Campaign website
Sue Wilson is a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 7. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.[1]


Wilson earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Yale University in 1981 and a bachelor's degree in History and Social Sciences from Thomas Edison State College in 2007. She also earned a master's in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985. She is a small business owner.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Wilson served on the following committees:

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2015
Joint Revenue
Joint Labor, Health and Social Services


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


Campaign themes


Wilson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • The Budget
Excerpt: "With natural gas prices down, the Governor has asked the State to evaluate an 8% budget cut. These cuts will be painful, but there may be a silver lining if the situation forces us to evaluate what the government really needs to do. Not only is the best government the government closest to the people, but problems should be addressed at the lowest level of society possible--individuals, families, social and religious organizations, and communities."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "The State's spending on healthcare has doubled in the last ten years. Almost one-third of our state is either uninsured or on Medicaid. Half the state is considered a health professional shortage area. While Sue believes the private sector can provide the care that Wyoming wants and needs, the legislature needs to make sure that our laws strengthen and improve the ability of providers to provide care, and the ability of people to pay for that care."
  • Education
Excerpt: "We don't need to spend more money on fancy facilities. We do need to make sure that our teachers know what they should be teaching. Our current standards are vague. ...Wyoming needs more training programs for healthcare and technology professions. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says our state colleges are only graduating two-thirds of the number of nurses we need in the state. ...Sue supports homeschooling and charter schools as other educational choices."
  • Infrastructure and the economy
Excerpt: "Wyoming's highways are so underfunded that WYDOT is beginning to turn paved roads back into gravel. We have to maintain the roads that connect our communities. ...These days the internet is the electronic equivalent of a highway. ...we need to improve our broadband coverage. ...we need to attract new jobs to Wyoming and encourage our local entrepreneurs."
  • Keeping Wyoming a great place to live
Excerpt: "We need to be sure that mining, agriculture, and residential development do not negatively affect our water. ...It is important to protect our wildlife, grasslands, and forests for future generations, while not impeding private and economic uses."
  • Social Issues
Excerpt: "We are all neighbors and part of the community, but the word "marriage" has meant one man and one woman for hundreds of generations. ...The people of Wyoming should support a culture of life--for the unborn, for all children, for people with physical, mental and emotional challenges, and for the elderly. ...Sue believes that government-sponsored or government-encouraged gambling does not improve the general welfare or insure domestic tranquility."



See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming House of Representatives 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 Sue Wilson ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[4][5]


See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wilson won election in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 7. She defeated James Kretzschmar in the Republican primary on August 21 and defeated Joe Fender (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joe Fender 37.9% 2,033
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSue Wilson 61.9% 3,320
     Write-Ins Various 0.1% 7
Total Votes 5,360
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSue Wilson 72.2% 1,670
James Kretzschmar 27.8% 643
Total Votes 2,313

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wilson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilson raised a total of $9,630 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[6]

Sue Wilson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State House, District 7 Won $9,630
Grand Total Raised $9,630


Wilson won election to the Wyoming State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Wilson raised a total of $9,630.
Wyoming State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sue Wilson's campaign in 2012
Wilson, Susan$5,500
Laramie Republican Party Central Committee$500
Black Hills Corp.$400
Chevron Corp.$300
Total Raised in 2012$9,630
Source:Follow the Money


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Wilson has a husband, Bob, and two children.[7]

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Preceded by
Bryan Pedersen (R)
Wyoming House of Representatives District
Succeeded by