Wyoming 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Wyoming State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Wyoming State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Wyoming State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Wyoming State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 7 4
     Republican Party 23 26
Total 30 30


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 11 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Three incumbents lost, and thus 8 incumbents were re-elected to the Wyoming State Senate.
  • There will be 7 new senators sworn-in, 1 Democratic candidate and 6 Republicans.
  • Of the 15 seats up for election, 2 were won by Democrats and 13 by Republicans.
  • 9 candidates were unopposed, 2 Democrats and 7 Republicans.
  • 0 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Wyoming, 4 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 11 incumbents (73.3%) ran for re-election. Of the 11 who ran, 3 were defeated (all Democratic incumbents).

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Cale Case, first elected to the Wyoming State Senate in 1998.

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

Kathryn Sessions, first elected to the Wyoming State Senate in 1998. She was defeated in her 2010 re-election bid by Leslie Nutting (R).

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
James E. Elliott, Jr.
Kathryn Sessions
Saundra Meyer

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Larry S. Hicks
Leslie Nutting
Paul Barnard

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Wyoming, 1 new senator will be sworn-in, Democratic candidate Jose R. Rodriguez. In total, Wyoming elected 16 senators, 11 Republicans and 5 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following is the newly-elected member of the Wyoming State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

John Hastert, first elected to the Wyoming State Senate in 2006. Hastert won re-election in 2010.

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Wyoming State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Bill Landen, first elected to the Wyoming State Senate in 2006. Hastert won re-election in 2010.

Competitiveness

Drew Perkins was one of 7 unopposed Republican senate candidates in 2010. Hhe was first elected in 2006.

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's non-partisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Wyoming, 9 candidates 60.0% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 9, 2 were Democrats and 11 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Wyoming, none of the 21 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:


No third party candidates ran for election.

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Wyoming State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Wyoming House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Wyoming House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 19 9
     Republican Party 41 51
Total 60 60


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 49 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 5 incumbents lost, and thus 44 incumbents were re-elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 5 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 16 new representatives sworn-in. All 16 are Republicans.
  • Of the 60 seats up for election, 9 were won by Democrats and 51 by Republicans.
  • 41 candidates were unopposed, 5 Democrats and 36 Republicans.
  • No candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Wyoming, 49 (81.7%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 49, 5 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 5 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Bob Brechtel (R) was first elected to the house in 2002. He was re-elected in 2010.

Incumbents defeated

Mary Hales was first elected to the house in 2006. Hales lost her bid for re-election to Gerald Gay (R) in the 2010 general election.
Seth Carson was first elected to the house in 2008. Carson lost his bid for re-election to Matt Greene (R) in the 2010 general election.

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
George Bagby
Mary Hales
Mike Gilmore
Seth Carson
Terry Kimble

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Carl Loucks
Clarence Vranish
Donald Burkhart
Gerald Gay
Matt Greene

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Wyoming, 16 new representatives will be sworn-in. All 16 of those representatives are Republicans. In the 11 open seat contests, Republicans won all 11. In total, Wyoming elected 60 representatives, 51 Republicans and 9 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Wyoming House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

Cathy Connolly was first elected to the house in 2008. She won re-election in 2010.

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Steve Harshman was first elected to the house in 2002. He won re-election in 2010.

Competitiveness

Sue Wallis was first elected to the house in 2006. She was one of 5 unopposed Democratic candidates in the 2010 general election.

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Wyoming, 41 candidates (68.3% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 41, 5 were Democrats and 36 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Stan Blake was first elected to the house in 2006. He was one of 36 unopposed Democratic candidates in the 2010 general election.

Ballot Access

In Wyoming, none of the 80 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:


No third party candidates ran for election.

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