JoAnn Dayton

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JoAnn Dayton
Wyoming House of Representatives District 17
In office
January 5, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
JoAnn Dayton is a Democratic member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 17. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Dayton served on the following committees:

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2015
Joint Revenue
Joint Labor, Health and Social Services
Labor, Health and Social Services


Campaign themes


Dayton's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Let’s work to keep Wyoming a leader in Energy

  • Excerpt: "Wyoming is a national energy leader. To maintain this standing we must be active in finding new resources for our future."

Let’s work towards making Wyoming a leader in Education

  • Excerpt: "Let’s find an evaluation that allows more time for classroom teaching. Let’s put our money to work for our students and teachers."

Let’s work towards keeping Wyoming land open to the Public

  • Excerpt: "Public lands are one of our greatest assets that we need to protect for future generations to enjoy. I believe in “Public Lands in Public Hands’’."

Let’s work towards making Wyoming workplaces safer

  • Excerpt: "Wyoming citizens have the right to a safe workplace were working conditions are free of known dangers. Let’s work to return all residents home safely every day."

Let’s work towards properly managing our wealth

  • Excerpt: "Wyoming is one of the richest states in the nation yet our infrastructure goes unheeded. Let’s put our dollars to work for our residents."



See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014. JoAnn Dayton ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Stephen Watt was unopposed in the Republican primary. Dayton defeated Watt in the general election.[2][3]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoAnn Dayton 57.7% 1,218
     Republican Stephen Watt Incumbent 42.3% 894
Total Votes 2,112
Source: Wyoming Secretary of State


See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dayton ran in the 2012 election for Wyoming House of Representatives District 17. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 21 and was defeated by Stephen Watt (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic JoAnn Dayton 44.5% 1,354
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Watt 55.2% 1,680
     Write-Ins Various 0.3% 10
Total Votes 3,044


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Preceded by
Stephen Watt (R)
Wyoming House of Representatives District 17
Succeeded by