Wyoming House of Representatives District 20

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Wyoming House of Representatives District 20
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Current incumbentAlbert Sommers Republican Party
Population10,187
Race94.2% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 1.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 3.9% Other; 1.4% Two or More Races
Ethnicity90.9% Not Hispanic, 9.1% Hispanic
Voting age73.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wyoming's twentieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Albert Sommers.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 10,187 civilians reside within Wyoming's twentieth state house district.[1] Wyoming's state representatives represent an average of 9,394 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 8,230 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Wyoming House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Wyoming legislators assume office the first Monday in January following the election.

Qualifications

Section 2 of Article 3 of the Wyoming Constitution states, "Senators shall be elected for the term of four (4) years and representatives for the term of two (2) years. The senators elected at the first election shall be divided by lot into two classes as nearly equal as may be. The seats of senators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the first two years, and of the second class at the expiration of four years. No person shall be a senator who has not attained the age of twenty-five years, or a representative who has not attained the age of twenty-one years, and who is not a citizen of the United States and of this state and who has not, for at least twelve months next preceding his election resided within the county or district in which he was elected."

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Wyoming Legislature are paid $150/day. Legislators receive $109/day per diem, set by the legislature.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, the Board of County Commissioners representing the vacant seat must select a replacement. The state central committee of the political party that last held the seat must submit a list of three candidates to the Board of County Commissioners. The party committee must submit the list of candidates within 30 days after the vacancy happened.[5]

The Board of County Commissioners selects the replacement within five days of receiving the list of candidates. The person appointed to the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Wyoming House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 21, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. Albert Sommers (R) was unchallenged in the general election. Sommers defeated Jim Mickelson in the Republican primary election.[6][7][8]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 20 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlbert Sommers 65.8% 1,247
Jim Mickelson 34.2% 647
Total Votes 1,894

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wyoming House of Representatives District 20 have raised a total of $48,840. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $4,440 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wyoming House of Representatives District 20
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $8,150 1 $8,150
2010 $6,851 1 $6,851
2008 $5,646 1 $5,646
2006 $3,148 1 $3,148
2004 $6,103 2 $3,052
2002 $6,041 2 $3,021
2000 $12,901 3 $4,300
Total $48,840 11 $4,440

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