|Wyoming State House, District 15|
|2011 - Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||John Carroll University, 1970|
|Place of birth||Oceanside, NJ|
Burkhart earned a B.S. in Physics from John Carroll University. Before assuming office, Burkhart worked as a safety engineer for BP America Production Compact and served on the Board of Directors of the Wyoming-Montana Safety Council.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Burkhart served on the following committees:
|Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Joint Appropriations|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Burkhart served on the following committees:
|Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Joint Education|
Burkhart won re-election in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 15. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 21 and defeated George Bagby (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Wyoming House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Donald Burkhart Incumbent||52.6%||1,717|
|Wyoming House of Representatives, District 15, General election (2010)|
|Donald Burkhart (R)||1,153|
|George Bagby (D)||1,142|
|Wyoming House of Representatives, District 15 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Donald Burkhart (R)||497|
|Michael B. Rose (R)||437|
Comprehensive donor information for Burkhart is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Burkhart raised a total of $20,146 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.
|Donald Burkhart's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Wyoming State House, District 15||$11,920|
|2010||Wyoming State House, District 15||$8,226|
|Grand Total Raised||$20,146|
2012Burkhart won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Burkhart raised a total of $11,920.
|Wyoming State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Donald Burkhart's campaign in 2012|
|Cloud Peak Energy||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$11,920|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Burkhart won election to the Wyoming State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Burkhart raised a total of $8,226.
|Wyoming State House 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Donald Burkhart's campaign in 2010|
|Burkhart, Donald Edgar||$2,025|
|ConPAC Contractors PAC||$500|
|Trucking Industry PAC||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$8,226|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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. Burkhart received a score of 40% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 20th 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.
Burkhart and his wife, Mary, have three children.
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- Donald Burkhart on the Wyoming State House website
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
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- Wyoming Secretary of State "2012 Candidate List
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2010 Primary Candidates Roster,"retrieved July 25, 2010
- Official General Election results, 2010
- followthemoney.org, "Burkhart, Donald" Accessed June 10, 2013
- Wyoming Liberty Index, "2012 Wyoming Liberty Index," accessed April 30, 2014
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