John Hastert

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John Hastert
Wyoming State Senate District 13
In office
Term ends
January 6, 2019
Years in position 8
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wyoming State House of Representatives
Date of birthNovember 20, 1958
Place of birthEuclid, OH
Office website
John M. Hastert (b. November 20, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Wyoming State Senate. He has represented District 13. He served as Minority Caucus Leader from 2009 to 2010, and holds that position again in the 2013-2014 session. Hastert took the position of Minority Floor Leader during the 2011-2012 session.[1]

Hastert served in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 2003 to 2006.


Hastert has attended Western Wyoming College as well as Denver Automotive and Diesel College. He has worked as a mechanic. Hastert ran for Wyoming State Senate District 13 in 1998 but was defeated.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Appropriations


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


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



See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming State Senate 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. Incumbent John Hastert ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]


Hastert was re-elected to the Wyoming State Senate, District 13. He was unopposed in the August 17 primary and in the November 2, 2010, general election.[5]

Wyoming State Senate, District 13 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Hastert (D) 3,919
Wyoming State Senate, District 13 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John M. Hastert (D) 1,442


On November 7, 2006, John Hastert was elected to the Wyoming State Senate, District 13. He ran unopposed.[6]

John Hastert raised $10,930 for his campaign.[7]

Wyoming State Senate, District 13 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Hastert (D) 4,616

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hastert received $4,800 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[8]

Wyoming State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Hastert's campaign in 2010
Workers Help In Politics$1,000
Williams Companies$500
Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen$400
Chevron Corp$300
Total Raised in 2010 $4,800


In the year 2006, John Hastert raised $10,930 for his campaign.[9]

His top four contributors were:

Donor Amount
John & Lori Hastert $2,500
Locomotive Engineers $1,500
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association $1,000
United Transportation Union $800


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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

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.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Wyoming scorecards, email suggestions to

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In 2012, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through February 13 through March 9.[10]

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.[11]

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.[12] Hastert received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 31st 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.


John and his wife, Lori, have three children.

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Wyoming Senate District 13
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