Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

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Wyoming State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Wyoming State Senate2014 Wyoming House Elections
Elections for the office of Wyoming State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 19, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of two incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Leslie Nutting Ends.png Republican Senate District 7
John Hines Ends.png Republican Senate District 23

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Wyoming State Senate:

Wyoming State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 4 Pending
     Republican Party 26 Pending
Total 30 30

Qualifications

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Section 2 of Article 3 of the Wyoming Constitution states, "Senators shall be elected for the term of four (4) years and representatives for the term of two (2) years. The senators elected at the first election shall be divided by lot into two classes as nearly equal as may be. The seats of senators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the first two years, and of the second class at the expiration of four years. No person shall be a senator who has not attained the age of twenty-five years, or a representative who has not attained the age of twenty-one years, and who is not a citizen of the United States and of this state and who has not, for at least twelve months next preceding his election resided within the county or district in which he was elected."

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In twelve of the 15 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Two Democrats and ten Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances. Candidates from both major parties will face off in the general election in 3 of the 15 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of 6 incumbents will face primary competition on August 19. Two incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 7 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Two incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 13 (86.6%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, two Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 3

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Curt Meier - Incumbent Meier was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 5

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 7

Note: Incumbent Leslie Nutting (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 9

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • Chris Rothfuss - Incumbent Rothfuss was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 11

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Larry S. Hicks - Incumbent Hicks was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 13

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • John M. Hastert - Incumbent Hastert was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 15

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 17

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 19

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • R. Ray Peterson - Incumbent Peterson was first appointed to the chamber in 2005.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 21

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Bruce Burns - Incumbent Burns was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 23

Note: Incumbent John Hines (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 25

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 27

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 29

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

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