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Wyoming House of Representatives District 31

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Wyoming House of Representatives District 31
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Current incumbentThomes E. Labnau, II Republican Party
Population14,418
Race95.8% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 1.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.1% Other; 2.1% Two or More Races
Ethnicity92.4% Not Hispanic, 7.8% Hispanic
Voting age70.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wyoming's thirty-first state house district is represented by Republican Representative Thomes E. Labnau, II.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 14,418 civilians reside within Wyoming's thirty-first 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. Incumbent Thomes E. Labnau, II (R) was unchallenged in the general election. Lubnau was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[6][7][8]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wyoming House of Representatives District 31 have raised a total of $59,201. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $5,382 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wyoming House of Representatives District 31
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $6,850 1 $6,850
2010 $14,232 2 $7,116
2008 $26,650 2 $13,325
2006 $2,531 1 $2,531
2004 $1,741 1 $1,741
2002 $6,176 2 $3,088
2000 $1,021 2 $511
Total $59,201 11 $5,382

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