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Wyoming House of Representatives District 55

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Wyoming House of Representatives District 55
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Current incumbentDavid Miller Republican Party
Population9,500
Race86.9% White, 0.5% Black or African American, 10.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.7% Other; 3.4% Two or More Races
Ethnicity81.7% Not Hispanic, 18.3% Hispanic
Voting age76.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Wyoming's fifty-fifth state house district is represented by Republican Representative David Miller.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 9,500 civilians reside within Wyoming's fifty-fifth 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 David R. Miller (R) defeated Sherry Shelley (D) and Bethany Baldes (L) in the general election. Miller was unopposed in the Republican primary election. Shelley was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[6][7][8]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sherry Shelley 36.1% 1,473
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid R. Miller Incumbent 58.2% 2,374
     Libertarian Bethany K. Baldes 5.6% 227
     Write-Ins Various 0.1% 4
Total Votes 4,078

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wyoming House of Representatives District 55 have raised a total of $40,640. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $3,695 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wyoming House of Representatives District 55
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $13,964 2 $6,982
2010 $2,400 1 $2,400
2008 $6,798 3 $2,266
2006 $1,875 1 $1,875
2004 $2,225 1 $2,225
2002 $1,100 1 $1,100
2000 $12,278 2 $6,139
Total $40,640 11 $3,695

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