Drew Perkins

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Drew Perkins
Wyoming State Senate District 29
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 7
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limitsNext election = November 4, 2014
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 1980
Master'sSoutheastern University, 1983
J.D.University of Wyoming, 1992
BirthdayMarch 21, 1956
Place of birthBoise, ID
Office website
Drew Perkins (b. March 21, 1956) is a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.


Perkins earned his B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University in 1980. He then earned his M.S. in Taxation from Southeastern University in 1983. In 1992, he earned his J.D. from the University of Wyoming. Perkins is an attorney.

After earning his degree, Perkins worked as Chief Financial Officer/Controller for Satron Corporation from 1980 to 1989. He worked for Brown, Drew, Massey as an Attorney from 1992 to 1996. Perkins has worked as an Attorney for Perkins and Powers Professional Corporation since 1997.[1]

Perkins previously was Vice Chair/Commissioner for Natrona County Commission from 2002 to 2004. He also served as Chair/Commissioner for Natrona County Commission from 2003 to 2006.

Committee assignments


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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Appropriations


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


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



See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014. Incumbent Drew Perkins defeated Bob Ide in the Republican primary. Perkins is unchallenged in the general election.[2]

Wyoming State Senate, District 29 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDrew Perkins Incumbent 50.7% 1,480
Bob Ide 49.3% 1,441
Total Votes 2,921


Drew Perkins was re-elected to the Wyoming State Senate, District 29. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary. He was unopposed in the November 2, 2010, general election.[3][4]

Wyoming State Senate, District 29 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Drew Perkins (R) 4,685

Wyoming State Senate, District 29 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Drew Perkins (R) 2,586


On November 7, 2006, Drew Perkins was elected to the Wyoming State Senate, District 29.[5]

Drew Perkins raised $12,485 for his campaign, while Larry Clapp raised $41,977.[6]

Wyoming State Senate, District 29 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Drew Perkins 3,335
Larry Clapp 3,196

Campaign donors


In 2010, Perkins received $4,774 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[7]

Wyoming State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Drew Perkins's campaign in 2010
Conpac Contractors PAC$500
Marathon Oil$500
Williams Companies$500
Holding, R E Earl$400
Chevron Corp$300
Total Raised in 2010 $4,774


In the year 2006, Drew Perkins raised $12,485 for his campaign.[8]

His top four contributors were:

Donor Amount
Natraon County Republican Party $1,000
Wyoming Republican Party $1,000
Wyoming Association of Realtors $1,000
Wyoming Contractors Association $700


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Wyoming

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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

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


In 2011, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 3.[10]

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.[11] Perkins received a score of 34% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 21st 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.


Drew and his wife, Kristie, have two children.[12]

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