Wyoming House of Representatives District 7

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Wyoming House of Representatives District 7
Current incumbentSue Wilson Republican Party
Race95.7% White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.7% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.5% Other; 2.0% Two or More Races
Ethnicity91.3% Not Hispanic, 8.7% Hispanic
Voting age77.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Wyoming's seventh state house district is represented by Republican Representative Sue Wilson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 10,209 civilians reside within Wyoming's seventh 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.


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."


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]


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]



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.[6][7]


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. Sue Wilson (R) defeated Joe Fender (D) in the general election. Wilson defeated James Kretzschmar in the Republican primary election. Fender was unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[8][9][10]

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 contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Wyoming House of Representatives District 7 have raised a total of $174,204. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $10,888 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wyoming House of Representatives District 7
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $62,400 3 $20,800
2010 $10,070 2 $5,035
2008 $35,793 4 $8,948
2006 $16,631 1 $16,631
2004 $34,330 3 $11,443
2002 $2,450 1 $2,450
2000 $12,530 2 $6,265
Total $174,204 16 $10,888

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