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Larry S. Hicks (Wyoming)
|Larry S. Hicks|
|Wyoming State Senate District 11|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Wyoming, 1983|
|Master's||Montana State University, 1986|
|Ph.D.||University of Wyoming|
|Date of birth||December 30, 1958|
|Place of birth||Powell, WY|
|Profession||Natural Resources Manager|
Hicks studied crop science at the University of Wyoming, earning a bachelor of science, and went on to earn a M.S. in Agronomy from Montana State University. He later returned to the University of Wyoming where he completed Ph.D. coursework in Agronomy.
Hicks worked as a natural resources coordinator for the Little Snake River Conservation District.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hicks served on the following committees:
|Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources|
|• Joint Judiciary|
|• Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hicks served on these committees:
|Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture, Public Lands and Water Resources|
|• Joint Agriculture, Public Lands and Water Resources|
|• Joint Judiciary|
- See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2010
Hicks defeated incumbent Democrat James E. Elliott, Jr. for the open seat in the November 2, 2010 general election. He defeated Republicans Sue Hewitt and Blake Waldrop in the August 17 primary election. 
|Wyoming State Senate, District 11 (2010) General Election|
|Larry S. Hicks (R)||2,903|
|Jim Elliot (D)||1,798|
|Ken Casner (I)||534|
|Wyoming State Senate, District 11 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Larry S. Hicks (R)||926|
|Blake L. Waldrop (R)||788|
|Sue T. Hewitt (R)||664|
In 2010, the year Hicks was first elected to the Senate, he collected $6,577 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Wyoming State Senate Republican Conference||$1,000|
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. Hicks received a score of 69% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 4th out of 31 members of the Wyoming State Senate. Although there are 30 members of the Senate, a 31st "hypothetical legislator" voting nay on every bill was also included.
Hicks and his wife, Carolyn, have two children.
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- Larry S. Hicks on the Wyoming State Senate website
- Larry S. Hicks' biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- State of Wyoming Legislature, "Legislator information: Senator Larry Hicks," May 23, 2011
- Wyoming Secretary of State, "2010 Primary Candidates Roster,"retrieved July 25, 2010
- Official Wyoming State Senate Election Results
- Follow the Money, Larry S. Hicks candidate summary, Retrieved June 9, 2011
- Wyoming Liberty Index, "2012 Wyoming Liberty Index," accessed April 30, 2014
James E. Elliott, Jr.
|Wyoming State Senate District 11
| Succeeded by|