Bruce Palmer

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Bruce Palmer
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Candidate for
Wyoming House of Representatives District 54
Bachelor'sHartwick College, 1978
Date of birth07/13/1956
Campaign website
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Bruce Palmer was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 54 of the Wyoming House of Representatives.[1]

Palmer's professional experience includes working as Director of Admission and Marketing at National Outdoor Leadership School, Admission Manager at National Outdoor Leadership School, and Senior Associate Director of Admission at Case Western Reserve University. He earned his B.A. in History from Hartwick College in 1978.[2]


Campaign themes

Palmer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Good Governance

  • Excerpt:"Wyoming state government works, and we should be proud of this. But we can do better. Recent legislation has improved meeting law and public disclosure for many segments of the government, except the Legislature. It is time that the same good rules exist for all governmental entities. Government is for the people and the common good, not special interest groups."


  • Excerpt:"What the legislature must do is give districts and our teachers a clear understanding of what the State expects of our educational institutions. Then the districts must be given the latitude to educate our children to those standards using the curriculum, techniques and tactics that make the most sense in our individual communities."


  • Excerpt:"While tending to the Big Three, we need to diversify our economy by focusing on small business development. Assuring a climate that is conducive to start-ups and established businesses while maintaining important “quality of life” factors will lead to a more diversified economy and positive economic future."


  • Excerpt:"We must move forward with systemic improvements such as developing a health insurance exchange and funding preventative care programs. Affordable healthcare that promotes prevention must be available to all of our citizens."



See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Palmer ran in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 54. He defeated Michelle Hoffman in the Democratic primary on August 21, 2012. Palmer lost against Lloyd Charles Larsen (R) and Ryan Jefferson Jones (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Bruce Palmer 39.7% 1,946
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLloyd Charles Larsen 56.9% 2,787
     Libertarian Ryan Jefferson Jones 3.3% 161
     Write-Ins Various 0.1% 7
Total Votes 4,901
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 54 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Palmer 64.8% 495
Michelle Hoffman 35.2% 269
Total Votes 764


Palmer and his wife, Peg, have three children; Clay, Cole, and Loren.[5]

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