Chris Rothfuss

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Chris Rothfuss
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Wyoming State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Floor Leader, Wyoming State Senate
2013-present
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming, 1994
Master'sUniversity of Wyoming, 1996
Ph.D.University of Washington, 2002
Personal
BirthdayOctober 21, 1972
Place of birthAnn Arbor, MI
Websites
Office website
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Chris Rothfuss is a Democratic member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. At the beginning of the 2013-2014 session, Rothfuss was serving as Minority Floor Leader.

Biography

Rothfuss holds a B.A. in International Studies, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wyoming, and an M.S. in Applied Physics and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington. Rothfuss worked as a chemical engineering consultant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Minerals, Business and Economic Development
Rules and Procedure
Joint Education
Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development
Joint Rules and Procedure

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rothfuss served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 19, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014. Incumbent Chris Rothfuss is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[1]

2010

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2010

Rothfuss defeated Democrat Jodi Guerin in the August 17 primary. He was unopposed in the open seat in the November 2, 2010, general election.[2][3]

Wyoming State Senate, District 9 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Rothfuss (D) 3,572
Wyoming State Senate, District 9 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Rothfuss (D) 784
Jodi Guerin (D) 510

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, the year Rothfuss was first elected to the Senate, he collected $8,269 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Chris Rothfuss $4,446
Sung-Wei Chen $1,000
H. J. Rothfuss $1,000
Mary Lou Rothfuss $1,000

Scorecards

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] Rothfuss received a score of 4% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 30th out of 31 members of the Wyoming State Senate. Although there are 30 members of the Senate, a 31st "hypothetical legislator" voting nay on every bill was also included.

Personal

Rothfuss and his wife, Heather, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Massie
Wyoming State Senate District 9
2011-present
Succeeded by
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