John Schiffer

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John Schiffer
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Wyoming State Senate District 22
Former member
In office
1993-2014
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President, Wyoming State Senate
2007-2008
Education
Bachelor'sColorado College, 1967
Personal
BirthdayAugust 17, 1945
Place of birthChadron, NE
ProfessionRancher
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Schiffer was a former Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 22 from his appointment in 1993 until he passed away June 19, 2014, from liver cancer.[1] From 2003 to 2004, Schiffer served as Senate Vice President. He then served as Majority Floor Leader from 2005 to 2006. He served as President of the Senate from 2007 to 2008.

Biography

Schiffer earned his B.A. from Colorado College in 1967. He worked as a rancher at The Hat Ranch from 1971 to 1987. Schiffer has worked as a rancher for 48 Ranch since 1987. Schiffer was on the Johnson County School Board from 1978 to 1987. He served in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1970.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair
Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs
Joint Judiciary, Chair
Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2012

Schiffer won re-election in the 2012 election for Wyoming State Senate, District 22. Schiffer defeated Bob Johnson in the August 21st primary and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wyoming State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Schiffer Incumbent 98% 7,658
     Write-Ins Various 2% 156
Total Votes 7,814
Wyoming State Senate, District 22 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Schiffer Incumbent 64.1% 2,438
Bob Johnson 35.9% 1,365
Total Votes 3,803

2008

On November 4, 2008, John Schiffer won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate, District 22. He was unopposed.[4]

Schiffer raised $5,425 for his campaign.[5]

Wyoming State Senate, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Schiffer 8,322

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schiffer is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Schiffer raised a total of $14,865 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[6]

John Schiffer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State Senate, District 22 Won $4,250
2010 Wyoming State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $0
2008 Wyoming State Senate, District 22 Won $5,425
2006 Wyoming State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $0
2004 Wyoming State Senate, District 22 Won $1,900
2000 Wyoming State Senate, District 22 Won $375
1996 Wyoming State Senate, District 22 Won $1,300
1994 Wyoming State Senate, District 22 Won $1,615
Grand Total Raised $14,865

2012

Schiffer won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Schiffer raised a total of $4,250.
Wyoming State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Schiffer's campaign in 2012
Wyoming Realtors Association$500
Wyoming Education Association$500
Joyce, Eugene T.$500
Burns, Bruce$400
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association$300
Total Raised in 2012$4,250
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Schiffer won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Schiffer raised a total of $5,425.

2004

Schiffer won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Schiffer raised a total of $1,900.

2000

Schiffer won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Schiffer raised a total of $375.

1996

Schiffer won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Schiffer raised a total of $1,300.

1994

Schiffer won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 1994. During that election cycle, Schiffer raised a total of $1,615.

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.[7] Schiffer received a score of 32% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 24th 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

Schiffer is survived by his wife, Nancy, and two children.

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Wyoming Senate District 22
1993–2014
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