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Bernadine Craft
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Wyoming State Senate District 12
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Whip, Wyoming State Senate
2013-present
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wyoming State House, District 17
2007 - January 7, 2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Master'sUniversity of Utah
Ph.D.University of North Colorado
Websites
Office website
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Bernadine Craft is a Democratic member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 12. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. She serves as Minority Whip.

Craft served in the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 17 from 2007 to 2013.[1]

Biography

Craft earned her bachelor's degree and master's degree from the University of Utah and her Ph.D. from the University of North Colorado.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Craft served on the following committees:

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources
Labor, Health and Social Services
Journal
Rules and Procedure
Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources
Joint Labor, Health and Social Services
Joint Journal
Joint Rules and Procedure

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Craft served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Craft served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2012

Craft won election in the 2012 election for Wyoming State Senate, District 12. Craft ran unopposed in the August 21st primary election and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wyoming State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBernadine Craft 97.2% 5,260
     Write-Ins Various 2.8% 152
Total Votes 5,412

2010

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2010

Craft was re-elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives, District 17. She defeated Republican Stephen Watt in the November 2, 2010 general election. She was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary.[3]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 17, General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bernadine Craft (R) 1,244
Stephen Watt (R) 994
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 17 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bernadine L. Craft (D) 666

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Craft is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Craft raised a total of $35,668 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[4]

Bernadine Craft's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State Senate, District 12 Won $10,954
2010 Wyoming State House, District 17 Won $9,913
2008 Wyoming State House, District 17 Won $12,646
2006 Wyoming State House, District 17 Won $2,155
Grand Total Raised $35,668

2012

Craft won election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Craft raised a total of $10,954.
Wyoming State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bernadine Craft's campaign in 2012
Craft, Bernadine, L.$6,065
Workers Help in Politics$1,000
Wyoming Realtors Association$500
Sweetwater Democratic Party Central Committee$500
PacifiCorp$300
Total Raised in 2012$10,954
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Craft won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Craft raised a total of $9,913.

2008

Craft won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Craft raised a total of $12,646.

2006

Craft won election to the Wyoming State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Craft raised a total of $2,155.

Scorecards

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Wyoming Liberty Index

The Wyoming Liberty Index, a study created in 2003, issues a Scorecard that rates all final bills in the Wyoming State Legislature on whether the bills supported or hindered liberty. Legislators are also given a "liberty score" based on their voting patterns. The Wyoming Liberty Index 2012 report was issued on the 61st Legislature during the 2012 budget session. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates a higher level of "aye" votes on bills considered pro-liberty and "nay" votes on what the organization considers anti-liberty bills.[5] Craft received a score of 9% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 56th out of 61 members of the Wyoming House of Representatives. Although there are 60 members of the House, a 61st "hypothetical legislator" voting nay on every bill was also included.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marty Martin (D)
Wyoming State Senate District 12
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Wyoming House of Representatives District 17
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Stephen Watt (R)