Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Wyoming House of Representatives2014 Wyoming State Senate Elections
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.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the Wyoming House of Representatives. Majority control of the chamber is held by the Republican Party, which saw a net loss of one seat following the general election. The party now holds 51 seats, down from 52. The Democratic Party gained a single seat, increasing their holdings from eight to nine.

Incumbents retiring

A total of nine incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Mark Semlek Ends.png Republican House District 1
Kathy Davison Ends.png Republican House District 18
Keith Gingery Ends.png Republican House District 23
Thomas E. Lubnau, II Ends.png Republican House District 31
W. Patrick Goggles Electiondot.png Democratic House District 33
Lynn Hutchings Ends.png Republican House District 42
Matt Greene Ends.png Republican House District 45
Gregg Blikre Ends.png Republican House District 53
Carl Loucks Ends.png Republican House District 59

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Wyoming House of Representatives:

Wyoming House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 8 9
     Republican Party 52 51
Total 60 60
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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 40 (66.7%) of the 60 seats up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 4 Democrats and 36 Republicans were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates faced off in the general election in 20 (33.3%) of the 60 districts up for election.

Competitive

  • District 33: Andrea Clifford (D) was defeated by Jim Allen (R) in the general election. Incumbent W. Patrick Goggles won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 45: Charles Pelkey (D) defeated Charles Young (R) in the general election. Incumbent Matt Greene won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 48: Incumbent Mark Baker (R) defeated Joe Barbuto (D) in the general election. Baker won the general election by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 21 incumbents faced primary competition on August 19. Nine incumbents did not seek re-election in 2014 and another 30 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. Four incumbents were defeated by primary challengers:

The four victorious challengers face no general election opposition in each of the districts.

Retiring incumbents

Nine incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 51 (85.0%) of the current 60 incumbents ran for re-election. A list of those incumbents, one Democrat and eight Republicans, can be found above.

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."

List of candidates

District 1

Note: Incumbent Mark Semlek (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

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Republican Party Tyler Lindholm: 3,173 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Hans Hunt Approveda - Incumbent Hunt was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Hans Hunt: 2,985 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Eric Barlow: 2,222 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Dan R. Kirkbride Approveda - Incumbent Kirkbride was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dan R. Kirkbride: 3,326 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Cheri Steinmetz: 2,776 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Liz Batton: 494
Republican Party Richard L. Cannady: 2,341 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Sue Wilson Approveda - Incumbent Wilson was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Sue Wilson: 3,386 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Bob Nicholas Approveda - Incumbent Nicholas was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bob Nicholas: 2,481 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

Note: Mary M. Boud was removed from the candidate list before the primary.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Weiland: 1,091
Republican Party David Zwonitzer: 1,444 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gaylan D. Wright Sr.: 774
Republican Party John Eklund: 2,282 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • Mary A. Throne Approveda - Incumbent Throne was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary A. Throne: 1,093 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Phil Regeski: 863

District 12

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • Lee R. Filer Approveda - Incumbent Filer was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

Note: David Kniseley withdrew before the primary.
Note: Harlan Edmonds won the primary as a write-in candidate.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lee R. Filer: 839
Republican Party Harlan Edmonds: 930 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • Cathy Connolly Approveda - Incumbent Connolly was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Note: Pedro Rampolla was removed from the candidate list.

Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cathy Connolly: 1,571 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Kermit Brown Approveda - Incumbent Brown was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kermit C. Brown: 1,722 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Donald Burkhart Approveda - Incumbent Burkhart was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Donald Burkhart: 1,700 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Ruth Ann Petroff Approveda - Incumbent Petroff was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ruth Ann Petroff: 1,947 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Stephen Watt Approveda - Incumbent Watt was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party JoAnn Dayton: 1,218 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stephen Watt: 894

District 18

Note: Incumbent Kathy Davison (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michele Irwin: 719
Republican Party Fred A. Baldwin: 2,297 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pete Roitz: 806
Republican Party Allen Jaggi: 1,897 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Albert Sommers Approveda - Incumbent Sommers was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Albert Sommers: 2,554 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Robert McKim Approveda - Incumbent McKim was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert McKim: 2,606 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Marti Halverson Approveda - Incumbent Halverson was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Natalia Macker: 1,224
Republican Party Marti Halverson: 1,991 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Note: Incumbent Keith Gingery (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andy Schwartz: 2,133 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Darwiche: 1,697

District 24

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Sam Krone: 2,581 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dan Laursen: 2,114 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Elaine D. Harvey Approveda - Incumbent Harvey was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Note: Joyce Collins did not appear on the primary election ballot, as Wyoming does not hold minor party primaries.
November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Elaine D. Harvey: 1,907 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Joyce Collins: 1,179

District 27

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Mike Greear Approveda - Incumbent Greear was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Greear: 2,650 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Nathan Winters Approveda - Incumbent Winters was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Nathan Winters: 2,989 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party John W. Patton: 2,012 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mark Jennings: 2,068 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Note: Incumbent Thomas E. Lubnau, II (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Billy Montgomery: 425
Republican Party Scott Clem: 1,577 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Norine A. Kasperik: 2,405 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Note: Incumbent W. Patrick Goggles (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrea Clifford: 1,019
Republican Party Jim Allen: 1,149 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Rita Campbell: 2,494 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kendell Kroeker: 2,519 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Gerald S. Gay Approveda - Incumbent Gay was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric Nelson: 1,051
Republican Party Gerald S. Gay: 1,219 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

Note: Anthony “Edis” Allen earned the Independent nomination without a primary.
November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Steve Harshman: 2,477 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Anthony “Edis” Allen: 907

District 38

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Tom Walters Approveda - Incumbent Walters was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tom Walters: 2,261 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • Stan Blake Approveda - Incumbent Blake was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stan Blake: 1,644 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Madden: 2,827 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • Ken A. Esquibel Approveda - Incumbent Esquibel was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ken A. Esquibel: 1,479 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Donna Roofe: 987

District 42

Note: Incumbent Lynn Hutchings (R) ran for State Senate District 5.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

Note: Ron Frost was removed from the candidate list.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary L. Datus: 909
Republican Party Theodore "Jim" Blackburn: 1,800 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

Note: Larry Shepard withdrew before the primary.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dan Zwonitzer: 1,474 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • James W. Byrd Approveda - Incumbent Byrd was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James W. Byrd: 1,113 Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

Note: Incumbent Matt Greene (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles F. Pelkey: 1,115 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Charles "C.J." Young: 989

District 46

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Glenn Moniz Approveda - Incumbent Moniz was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Selmer: 1,579
Republican Party Glenn Moniz: 1,826 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jerry Paxton: 2,480 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Mark Baker Approveda - Incumbent Baker was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Barbuto: 1,122
Republican Party Mark Baker: 1,149 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Larissa Sneider: 417
Republican Party Garry C. Piiparinen: 1,333 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Clarence Vranish: 724

District 50

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party David Northrup: 2,726 Green check mark transparent.png

District 51

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Rosie Berger Approveda - Incumbent Berger was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Rosie Berger: 3,233 Green check mark transparent.png

District 52

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party William (Bill) Pownall: 1,724 Green check mark transparent.png

District 53

Note: Incumbent Gregg Blikre (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Roy Edwards: 1,540 Green check mark transparent.png

District 54

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Lloyd Charles Larsen: 2,778 Green check mark transparent.png

District 55

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • David R. Miller Approveda - Incumbent Miller was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party David R. Miller: 2,469 Green check mark transparent.png

District 56

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Tim Stubson Approveda - Incumbent Stubson was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tim Stubson: 1,929 Green check mark transparent.png

District 57

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Thomas A. Lockhart: 1,733 Green check mark transparent.png

District 58

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Tom Reeder Approveda - Incumbent Reeder was first appointed to the chamber in October 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tom Reeder: 1,585 Green check mark transparent.png

District 59

Note: Incumbent Carl Loucks (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laurie Longtine: 762
Republican Party Bunky Loucks: 1,325 Green check mark transparent.png

District 60

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • John L. Freeman Approveda - Incumbent Freeman was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John L. Freeman: 1,518 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Hooley: 1,229

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