Dan Zwonitzer

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Dan Zwonitzer
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Wyoming State House, District 43
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University, 2002
Personal
Birthday10/30/1979
Place of birthCheyenne, WY
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dan Zwonitzer (b. October 30, 1979) is a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 43. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Zwonitzer earned his B.A. in Government/Classical History from Georgetown University in 2002.

Zwonitzer was a Policy Analyst for the Wyoming Governor's Office in 2003. He also worked as an Auctioneer for the Western Auction Company from 1997 to 2004. In 2004, he was Program Coordinator for the Department of Agriculture for the State of Wyoming.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources
Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
Rules and Procedure
Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources
Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
Joint Rules and Procedure

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Zwonitzer served on the following committees:

Issues

Federal government shutdown

As federal legislators failed to reach an agreement and allowed funding for the government to lapse in October 2013, several Republican state legislators spoke out against Republican members of the United States Congress, noting the shutdown hurt state and local governments and would likely lead to the public blaming Republicans for the gridlock. Zwonitzer spoke specifically to the economic impact of the shutdown, noting that the United States Air Force was the largest employer in Wyoming. "We are probably not as adverse to shutdown as we tend to believe that government has grown too big," Zwonitzer said, speaking of Wyoming residents in an interview with The Huffington Post. "Wyoming has the mindset that government had grown too big and our debt is too large. However, the local severe impact will become apparent as the shutdown continues."[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Zwonitzer won re-election in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 43. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 21[3] and was also unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Zwonitzer Incumbent 98.1% 2,490
     Write-Ins Various 1.9% 47
Total Votes 2,537

2010

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2010

Zwonitzer was re-elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives, District 43. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and in the November 2, 2010 general election. [5][6]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 43, General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Zwonitzer (R) 1,972
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 43 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Zwonitzer (R) 863

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Zwonitzer is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Zwonitzer raised a total of $20,311 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[7]

Dan Zwonitzer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State House, District 43 Won $2,250
2010 Wyoming State House, District 43 Won $1,725
2008 Wyoming State House, District 43 Won $6,600
2006 Wyoming State House, District 43 Won $4,119
2004 Wyoming State House, District 43 Won $5,617
Grand Total Raised $20,311

2012

Zwonitzer won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Zwonitzer raised a total of $2,250.
Wyoming State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Zwonitzer's campaign in 2012
Farmers Insurance Group$500
United Transportation Union$300
Black Hills Corp.$200
CenturyLink$200
AT&T$200
Total Raised in 2012$2,250
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Zwonitzer won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Zwonitzer raised a total of $1,725.

2008

Zwonitzer won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Zwonitzer raised a total of $6,600.

2006

Zwonitzer won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Zwonitzer raised a total of $4,119.

2004

Zwonitzer won election to the Wyoming State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Zwonitzer raised a total of $5,617.

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.[8] Zwonitzer received a score of 21% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 43rd 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.

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Wyoming House of Representatives District 43
2005–present
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