Dan Dockstader

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Dan Dockstader
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Wyoming State Senate District 16
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wyoming House of Representatives
2007-2008
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 13, 1958
Place of birthIdaho Falls, ID
ProfessionRadio host and publisher
ReligionLDS
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dan Dockstader (b. February 13, 1958) is a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Dockstader served in the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 21 from 2007 to 2008.

Biography

Dockstader earned his B.A. from Brigham Young University. Dockstader has worked as both a radio host and a publisher.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Joint Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dockstader served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2012

Dockstader won re-election in the 2012 election for Wyoming State Senate, District 16. Dockstader ran unopposed in the August 21st primary election and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Wyoming State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Dockstader Incumbent 98.1% 7,432
     Write-Ins Various 1.9% 143
Total Votes 7,575

2008

On November 4, 2008, Dockstader was elected to the Wyoming State Senate, District 16. He ran unopposed.[2]

Dockstader raised $10,835 for his campaign.[3]

Wyoming State Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Dockstader (R) 8,966

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dockstader is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Dockstader raised a total of $17,503 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[4]

Dan Dockstader's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State Senate, District 16 Won $0
2010 Wyoming State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $0
2008 Wyoming State Senate, District 16 Won $10,835
2006 Wyoming State House, District 21 Won $6,668
Grand Total Raised $17,503

2008

Dockstader won election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Dockstader raised a total of $10,835.

2006

Dockstader won election to the Wyoming State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Dockstader raised a total of $6,668.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dan Dockstader endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Scorecards

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2012

In 2012, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through February 13 through March 9.[6]

Legislators are scored on "whether they support or inhibit liberty."

2011

In 2011, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 3.[7]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

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.[8] Dockstader received a score of 40% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 16th 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

Dan and his wife, Kim, have four children.

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Preceded by
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Wyoming State Senate District 16
2009–present
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