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Revision as of 06:21, 12 October 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

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

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

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

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

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

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

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