Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

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Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

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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.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the Wyoming State Senate. The chamber's overall composition did not change, with the Republican Party emerging from the election still holding 26 seats and the Democratic Party maintaining four seats.

Incumbents retiring

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

Name Party Current Office
Leslie Nutting Ends.png Republican Senate District 7
John Hines Ends.png Republican Senate District 23

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Wyoming State Senate:

Wyoming State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 4 4
     Republican Party 26 26
Total 30 30

Qualifications

2014 Competitiveness Overview
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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."

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 12 of the 15 districts up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. Two Democrats and ten Republicans were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances. Candidates from both major parties faced off in the general election in three of the 15 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of six incumbents faced primary competition on August 19. Two incumbents did not seek re-election in 2014 and another seven incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Two incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 13 (86.6%) ran for re-election. A list of those incumbents, two Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

District 1

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 Ogden Driskill: 4,611 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Curt Meier Approveda - Incumbent Meier was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Curt Meier: 5,743 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 Fred Emerich: 5,026 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Note: Incumbent Leslie Nutting (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 Dameione S. Cameron: 1,563
Republican Party Stephan Pappas: 2,258 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Rothfuss: 3,182 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

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

Note: Linda Fleming won the primary as a write-in candidate.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Fleming: 1,873
Republican Party Larry S. Hicks: 3,167 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John M. Hastert: 3,626 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bret McCoy: 1,702
Republican Party Paul R. Barnard: 3,329 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Leland Christensen: 4,926 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • R. Ray Peterson Approveda - Incumbent Peterson was first appointed to the chamber in 2005.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party R. Ray Peterson: 4,847 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bruce Burns: 5,452 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Note: Incumbent John Hines (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 Jeff Wasserburger: 4,110 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sergio A. Maldonado, Sr: 2,330
Republican Party Cale Case: 3,390 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill Landen: 4,670 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Drew Perkins: 1,480 Approveda - Incumbent Perkins was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
  • Bob Ide: 1,441

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Drew Perkins: 4,613 Green check mark transparent.png

See also

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