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Jon Botten

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Jon Botten
Jon Botten.jpg
Wyoming State House, District 30
Former officeholder
In office
2011 - September 10, 2012
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1984
J.D.University of Wyoming, 1991
Office website
Jon Botten was a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 30. He was first elected in 2010 and served until his resignation on September 10, 2012.[1] Before assuming office, he worked as an attorney.

Botten earned a B.S. in Business from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and a J.D. from the University of Wyoming.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Botten served on the following committees:



See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Botten did not run for re-election in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 30.[2]


See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2010

Botten was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010. Botten defeated Republicans Daniel Blake, R.G. Kekich, and Steve Cox in the August 17, 2010 primary election.[3][4]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 30, General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Botten (R) 2,636
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 28 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Botten (R) 663
Daniel R. Blake (R) 663

Campaign donors


In 2010, when Botten first won election to the House, he collected $7,158 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Jon Botten $3,298
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association $750
Thomas Kinnison $500
Wyoming Education Association $500
Herman Ter Haar $500
Donna Kinskey $500


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.[6] Botten received a score of 29% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 30th out of 61 members of the Wyoming House of Representatives. Although there are 60 members of the House, a 61st "hypothetical legislator" voting nay on every bill was also included.


Botten is married and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Landon, Jr.
Wyoming House of Representatives District 30
2010-September 10, 2012
Succeeded by
Kathy Coleman (R)