Henry Coe

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Henry Coe
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Wyoming State Senate District 18
Incumbent
In office
1989-Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 25
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President, Wyoming State Senate
2001-2002
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Park County Commissioner
1978-1986
Personal
BirthdayApril 29, 1946
Place of birthCody, WY
ProfessionInvestment Executive
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Henry H.R. "Hank" Coe (b. April 29, 1946) is a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate. He has represented District 18 since 1989. He was elected in 1988 and re-elected in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012.

Coe's political experience began with his service as Park County Commissioner from the years of 1978 to 1986. He then served as Vice President for the Wyoming State Senate from 1997 to 1998 and from 1999 to 2000, he served as Majority Floor Leader. He served as Senate President from 2001 to 2002.

Coe has worked as an Investment Executive. He attended the University of Wyoming.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Minerals, Business and Economic Development
Joint Education, Chair
Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Teacher tenure

In 2011, Wyoming and Montana started working on bills that would end teacher tenure. Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho all share heavily-Republican legislatures in the 2011 session. Anti-tenure ideas came from Republicans in Wyoming and Montana, raising the question about whether a similar plan could come to the Idaho.

Rep. Steven Thayn of Idaho says that he would like to have the discussion about enduing tenure, but wouldn’t make a firm commitment to supporting the idea.

"The current system helps teachers more than it helps students," said Thayn. "Having tenure doesn’t help students. So yes, I think that discussion should come to Idaho."

Advocates for the bill in Wyoming say that the legislation protects good teachers while making it much easier to remove poor educators from classrooms.

Sen. Coe said the legislation will make teachers more accountable to the people who pay their salaries, the taxpayers.

“People flat don’t like tenure,” Coe said. “People in the real world don’t like it. It doesn’t exist in any other business.”[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2012

Coe won re-election in the 2012 election for Wyoming State Senate, District 18.[3] Coe defeated Robert Berry in the August 21st primary election and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wyoming State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHenry Coe Incumbent 71.4% 6,249
     Write-Ins Various 28.6% 2,506
Total Votes 8,755


Wyoming State Senate, District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHenry Coe Incumbent 51.4% 2,149
Robert Berry 48.6% 2,032
Total Votes 4,181

2008

On November 4, 2008, Henry Coe won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate, District 18. He ran unopposed.[5]

Coe raised $2,800 for his campaign.[6]

Wyoming State Senate, District 18 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Henry Coe (R) 8,173

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In the year 2008, Coe raised $2,800 for his campaign.[7]

His top four contributors were:

Donor Amount
Wyoming Realtors Association $750
Williams Companies $500
Chevron Corporation $400
Wyoming Contractors Association $250

Personal

Henry and his wife Marty have three children.

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