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Phil Nicholas
Wyoming State Senate District 10
In office
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 10
Majority Floor Leader, Wyoming State Senate
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wyoming State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sOregon State University, 1976
J.D.University of Wyoming, 1979
Date of birthMarch 16, 1955
Place of birthLander, WY
Office website
Phil Nicholas (b. March 16, 1955) is a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 10 since 2005. In the 2013-2014 session, Nicholas serves as Majority Floor Leader. Nicholas served as the Vice President of the Senate in the 2011-2012 session.[1]

Nicholas began his political career by working as Wyoming Assistant Attorney General from 1980 to 1982. He served on the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1997 to 2004.

Nicholas earned his BS in Microbiology from Oregon State University in 1976. He went on to receive his JD from the University of Wyoming in 1979.

Nicholas worked for Corthell and King from 1982 to 1992. He has worked as an attorney for Anthony, Nicholas, Goodreich and Tankerman Law Offices since 1992.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules and Procedure
Joint Rules and Procedure


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


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



See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2012

Nicholas won re-election in the 2012 election for Wyoming State Senate, District 10.[3] Nicholas defeated Anne Alexander in the August 21st primary election and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wyoming State Senate, District , General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Nicholas Incumbent 90.7% 6,058
     Write-Ins Various 9.3% 618
Total Votes 6,676

Wyoming State Senate, District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Nicholas Incumbent 57% 1,027
Anne Alexander 43% 774
Total Votes 1,801


On November 4, 2008, Phil Nicholas won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate, District 10. [5]

Phil Nicholas raised $8,450 for his campaign, while Neil Harrison raised $.[6]

Wyoming State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Nicholas (R) 5,024
Neil Harrison (D) 5,633

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In the year 2008, Phil Nicholas raised $8,450 for his campaign. [7]

His top four contributors were:

Donor Amount
Wyoming Realtors Association $1,500
Albany County Republican Party $1,200
Anadarko Petroleum $600
Wyoming Republican Party $500


Phil and his wife Karen have four children: Joe, Nate, Lella, and John.[8]

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