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:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
:* [[Ogden Driskill]] 1,844{{won}}
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:* [[Ogden Driskill]] 1,844 {{approved}}
 
:* Tom Dunlap 1,791
 
:* Tom Dunlap 1,791
 
:* Terry Marie Henderson 1,776
 
:* Terry Marie Henderson 1,776
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:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
:* [[Curt Meier]], 2,422 {{won}} incumbent, has represented this district since 1995.
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:* [[Curt Meier]], 2,422 {{approved}} incumbent, has represented this district since 1995.
 
:* Cheri Steinmetz 1,570
 
:* Cheri Steinmetz 1,570
  
 
===District 5===
 
===District 5===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[Lori Millin]] 728 {{won}}
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:* [[Lori Millin]] 728 {{approved}}
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
:* [[Fred Emerich]] 2,707 {{won}}
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:* [[Fred Emerich]] 2,707 {{approved}}
 
'''Note:''' [[Rick Hunnicutt]] (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 2009 but is not seeking reelection.
 
'''Note:''' [[Rick Hunnicutt]] (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 2009 but is not seeking reelection.
  
 
===District 7===
 
===District 7===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[Kathryn Sessions]], 699 {{won}} incumbent, has represented this district since 1999.  
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:* [[Kathryn Sessions]], 699 {{approved}} incumbent, has represented this district since 1999.  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:*No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* Jodi Guerin 510
 
:* Jodi Guerin 510
:* [[Chris Rothfuss]] 784 {{won}}
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:* [[Chris Rothfuss]] 784 {{approved}}
 
'''Note:''' [[Mike Massie]] (D), incumbent, has represented this district since 1999, but is not seeking reelection as he is now running for state superintendent.
 
'''Note:''' [[Mike Massie]] (D), incumbent, has represented this district since 1999, but is not seeking reelection as he is now running for state superintendent.
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
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===District 11===
 
===District 11===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[James E. Elliott, Jr.]], 736  {{won}} incumbent, has represented this district since 2009.
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:* [[James E. Elliott, Jr.]], 736  {{approved}} incumbent, has represented this district since 2009.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:* Sue Hewitt 664  
 
:* Sue Hewitt 664  
:* [[Larry S. Hicks]] 926 {{won}}
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:* [[Larry S. Hicks]] 926 {{approved}}
 
:* Blake Waldrop 788
 
:* Blake Waldrop 788
  
 
===District 13===
 
===District 13===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[John Hastert]] 1,442 {{won}}, incumbent, has represented this district since 2007.  
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:* [[John Hastert]] 1,442 {{approved}}, incumbent, has represented this district since 2007.  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:*No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.
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===District 15===
 
===District 15===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[Saundra Meyer]], 521 {{won}} incumbent, has represented this district since 2009.
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:* [[Saundra Meyer]], 521 {{approved}} incumbent, has represented this district since 2009.
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
:* [[Paul Barnard]] 1,153 {{won}}
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:* [[Paul Barnard]] 1,153 {{approved}}
 
:* Janice Davis 856
 
:* Janice Davis 856
 
:* Lyle Williams 434
 
:* Lyle Williams 434
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===District 17===
 
===District 17===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[Tom Frisbie]] 1,299 {{won}}
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:* [[Tom Frisbie]] 1,299 {{approved}}
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
:* [[Leland Christensen]] 2,448 {{won}}
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:* [[Leland Christensen]] 2,448 {{approved}}
 
:* Sam Harrell 610  
 
:* Sam Harrell 610  
 
'''Note:''' [[Grant Larson]] (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 1995 but is not seeking reelection.
 
'''Note:''' [[Grant Larson]] (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 1995 but is not seeking reelection.
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:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
:* [[Ray Peterson]], 4,253 {{won}} incumbent, has represented this district since 2004.
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:* [[Ray Peterson]], 4,253 {{approved}} incumbent, has represented this district since 2004.
  
 
===District 21===
 
===District 21===
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:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
:* [[Bruce Burns]], 3,127 {{won}}, incumbent, has represented this district since 2003.
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:* [[Bruce Burns]], 3,127 {{approved}}, incumbent, has represented this district since 2003.
  
 
===District 23===
 
===District 23===
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:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:'''</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:'''</u>
:* [[John Hines]] 3,937 {{won}}, incumbent, has represented this district since 2003.
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:* [[John Hines]] 3,937 {{approved}}, incumbent, has represented this district since 2003.
  
 
===District 25===
 
===District 25===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:'''</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 17 Democratic primary:'''</u>
:* [[Clarence Thomas]] 712 {{won}}
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:* [[Clarence Thomas]] 712 {{approved}}
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
:* [[Cale Case]] 1,772 {{won}} incumbent, has represented this district since 1999.  
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:* [[Cale Case]] 1,772 {{approved}} incumbent, has represented this district since 1999.  
 
:* Joe Malek 1,318
 
:* Joe Malek 1,318
  
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:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
:* [[Bill Landen]] (R) 3,017 {{won}}, incumbent, has represented this district since 2007.
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:* [[Bill Landen]] (R) 3,017 {{approved}}, incumbent, has represented this district since 2007.
  
 
===District 29===
 
===District 29===
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:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 17 GOP primary:</u>
:* [[Drew Perkins]] (R) 2,586 {{won}}, incumbent, has represented this district since 2007.
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:* [[Drew Perkins]] (R) 2,586 {{approved}}, incumbent, has represented this district since 2007.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 14:15, 21 September 2010

Elections for the office of Wyoming's State Senate will be held in Wyoming on November 2, 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was May 28, 2010 (August 23 for independents). The primary election day was August 17, 2010. Of the 30 seats in the Senate, 15 are up for re-election. Incumbents are running in 10 of the seats. In addition, in 10 of the 15 seats, candidates are running unopposed in the November 2, 2010 general election.

See also: Wyoming State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Wyoming in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 37 $232,124
2006 49 $368,423
2004 47 $317,964
2002 22 $126,509

Current partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 4
     Republican Party 25
     Vacancy 1
Total 30


Qualifications

Section 2 of Article 3 of the Wyoming Constitution states, "Senators shall be elected for the term of four (4) years and representatives for the term of two (2) years. The senators elected at the first election shall be divided by lot into two classes as nearly equal as may be. The seats of senators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the first two years, and of the second class at the expiration of four years. No person shall be a senator who has not attained the age of twenty-five years, or a representative who has not attained the age of twenty-one years, and who is not a citizen of the United States and of this state and who has not, for at least twelve months next preceding his election resided within the county or district in which he was elected."

Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

8 incumbents (53%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

  • 2 Democratic incumbents face no November challenger.
  • 6 GOP incumbents face no November challenger.

Primary challenges

Only 2 incumbents faced competition in the August 17 primary. Two incumbents -- Republicans Curt Meier and Cale Case defeated their challengers -- Cheri Steinmetz and Joe Malek respectively.[2] The following 2 incumbents (2 Republicans) won their primaries:

Retiring incumbents

Four incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 11 incumbents (73%) are running for re-election. Of the 4 incumbents who are not running for re-election, 1 is a Democrat and 3 are Republican.

Incumbents who are retiring are:


List of candidates

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District 1

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:

Note: Charles Townsend,(R) incumbent, has represented this district since 2005 but is not seeking reelection.

District 3

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:
  • Curt Meier, 2,422 Approveda incumbent, has represented this district since 1995.
  • Cheri Steinmetz 1,570

District 5

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:

Note: Rick Hunnicutt (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 2009 but is not seeking reelection.

District 7

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

District 9

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:

Note: Mike Massie (D), incumbent, has represented this district since 1999, but is not seeking reelection as he is now running for state superintendent.

Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

District 11

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:

District 13

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
  • John Hastert 1,442 Approveda, incumbent, has represented this district since 2007.
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

District 15

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
  • Saundra Meyer, 521 Approveda incumbent, has represented this district since 2009.
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:

District 17

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:

Note: Grant Larson (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 1995 but is not seeking reelection.

District 19

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:
  • Ray Peterson, 4,253 Approveda incumbent, has represented this district since 2004.

District 21

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:
  • Bruce Burns, 3,127 Approveda, incumbent, has represented this district since 2003.

District 23

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:
  • John Hines 3,937 Approveda, incumbent, has represented this district since 2003.

District 25

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:
  • Cale Case 1,772 Approveda incumbent, has represented this district since 1999.
  • Joe Malek 1,318

District 27

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:
  • Bill Landen (R) 3,017 Approveda, incumbent, has represented this district since 2007.

District 29

Democratic Party August 17 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 17 GOP primary:
  • Drew Perkins (R) 2,586 Approveda, incumbent, has represented this district since 2007.

See also

External links

References