Wyoming State Senate District 19

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Wyoming State Senate District 19
Current incumbentRay Peterson Republican Party
Race95.7% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.7% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2.7% Other; 1.6% Two or More Races[1]
Ethnicity90.5% Not Hispanic, 9.6% Hispanic
Voting age75.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Wyoming's nineteenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Ray Peterson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 18,532 civilians reside within Wyoming's nineteenth state senate district.[2] Wyoming's state senators represent an average of 18,788 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 16,459 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Wyoming State Senate serve four-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.[5]


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.[6]

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.[6]



See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming State Senate 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 Ray Peterson ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[7][8]


See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Wyoming State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 17, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Ray Peterson (R) was unchallenged in the general election. Peterson was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[9][10][11]

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Wyoming State Senate District 19 have raised a total of $20,336. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $3,389 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Wyoming State Senate District 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $1,000 1 $1,000
2006 $6,077 2 $3,039
2002 $13,259 3 $4,420
Total $20,336 6 $3,389

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