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2022 Wyoming State Senate election

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2022 Wyoming State Senate election

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15 of the 31 seats in the Wyoming Senate
16 seats needed for a majority
  3x4.svg Rothfuss for Senate.jpg
Leader Dan Dockstader Chris Rothfuss
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since January 12, 2021 January 7, 2013
Leader's seat 16th district 9th district
Last election 28 seats, 86.86% 2 seats, 11.57%
Current seats 28 2
Seats needed Steady Increase 14

Incumbent President of the Senate

Dan Dockstader
Republican



The 2022 Wyoming State Senate elections will be held as part of the biennial elections in the United States. Wyoming voters will elect state senators in 16 of the 31 state Senate districts. State senators serve four-year terms in the Wyoming State Senate.[1]

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
Sabato's Crystal Ball[2] Safe R May 19, 2022

Results summary

Summary of the November 8, 2022 Wyoming Senate election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. % Before Up Won After +/–
Republican 15 % 28 13 13 28 Steady
Democratic 6 % 2 2 2 2 Steady
Libertarian 1 % 0 0 0 0 Steady
Constitution 1 % 0 0 0 0 Steady
Independent 1 % 0 0 0 0 Steady
Write-in % 0 0 0 0 Steady
Total 100.00% 30 15 15 30 Steady
Source: [ Wyoming Elections Results]

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Wyoming Senate

Wyoming Senate

The Wyoming Senate is the upper house of the Wyoming State Legislature. There are 30 Senators in the Senate, representing an equal number of constituencies across Wyoming, each with a population of at least 17,000. The Senate meets at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne.

Wyoming Republican Party

Wyoming Republican Party

The Wyoming Republican Party is the affiliate of the Republican Party in Wyoming. It is currently the dominant party in the state, and is one of the strongest affiliates of the national Republican Party. The party currently controls Wyoming's at-large U.S. House seat, both U.S. Senate seats, the governorship, and has supermajorities in both houses of the state legislature.

Wyoming Democratic Party

Wyoming Democratic Party

The Wyoming Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in Wyoming, headquartered in Cheyenne. The party was strong during Wyoming's territorial days but suffered a decline in its early statehood. It rose to prominence again from the 1930s to the 1950s before experiencing another decline. Democrats are led in the Wyoming Senate by Chris Rothfuss, and the leader in the House is Cathy Connolly.

Independent politician

Independent politician

An independent or non-partisan politician is a politician not affiliated with any political party or bureaucratic association. There are numerous reasons why someone may stand for office as an independent.

Write-in candidate

Write-in candidate

A write-in candidate is a candidate whose name does not appear on the ballot but seeks election by asking voters to cast a vote for the candidate by physically writing in the person's name on the ballot. Depending on electoral law it may be possible to win an election by winning a sufficient number of such write-in votes, which count equally as if the person was formally listed on the ballot.

Summary of results by State Senate district

State Senate District[3] Incumbent Party Elected Senator Party
1st Ogden Driskill Rep Ogden Driskill Rep
3rd Cheri Steinmetz Rep Cheri Steinmetz Rep
5th Lynn Hutchings Rep
7th Stephan Pappas Rep
9th Chris Rothfuss Dem
11th Larry S. Hicks Rep
13th Tom James Rep
15th Wendy Davis Schuler Rep Wendy Davis Schuler Rep
17th Mike Gierau Dem
19th R. J. Kost Rep Rep
21st Bo Biteman Rep
23rd Jeff Wasserburger Rep
25th Cale Case Rep Cale Case Rep
27th Bill Landen Rep Bill Landen Rep
29th Drew Perkins Rep Robert Ide Rep
31st New seat Evie Brennan Rep

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Incumbent

Incumbent

The incumbent is the current holder of an office or position, usually in relation to an election. For example, in an election for president, the incumbent is the person holding or acting in the office of president before the election, whether seeking re-election or not. In some situations, there may not be an incumbent at time of an election for that office or position, in which case the office or position is regarded as vacant or open. In the United States, an election without an incumbent is referred to as an open seat or open contest.

Ogden Driskill

Ogden Driskill

Ogden Driskill is a Republican member of the Wyoming Senate, representing the 1st district since 2011. Senate District 1 is the largest in Wyoming in geographic terms. He is a member of the Wyoming Senate Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce, Wyoming Gaming Commission, State Building Commission Liaison, Energy Council, Select Water Committee, Select Committee on Capitol Financing & Investments, Senate Rules & Procedure, and Management Council. He is also the Chair of the Senate Corporations, Elections, & Political Subdivisions Committee.

Cheri Steinmetz

Cheri Steinmetz

Cheri E. Steinmetz is an American politician and a Republican member of the Wyoming Senate representing District 3 since January 7, 2019. She previously served in the Wyoming House of Representatives representing District 5 from 2015-2019.

Lynn Hutchings

Lynn Hutchings

Lynn Hutchings is an American politician and member of the Wyoming State Senate representing Cheyenne. She previously represented District 42 in the Wyoming House of Representatives from January 2013 until January 2015.

Chris Rothfuss

Chris Rothfuss

Chris Rothfuss (born October 21, 1972) is an American politician serving as a Democratic member of the Wyoming Senate, representing the 9th District, which is based in Albany County, since 2011.

Larry S. Hicks

Larry S. Hicks

Larry Hicks is a Republican member of the Wyoming Senate, representing the 11th district since 2011. The 11th district includes Albany and Carbon Counties.

Mike Gierau

Mike Gierau

Mike Gierau is an American politician and who is a member of the Wyoming Senate. representing District 17 since 2019. A Democrat, he served in the Wyoming House of Representatives representing District 16 from 2017 until 2019.

R. J. Kost

R. J. Kost

R.J. Kost is an American politician who currently serves in the Wyoming Senate from the 19th district as a member of the Republican Party.

Bo Biteman

Bo Biteman

Dennis "Bo" Biteman is an American politician and a Republican member of the Wyoming Senate representing District 21 since January 7, 2019. He previously served in the Wyoming House of Representatives representing District 51 from 2017 to 2019.

Jeff Wasserburger

Jeff Wasserburger

Jeff Wasserburger is an American politician and a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing the 23rd district since January 5, 2015. Wasserburger previously served in the Wyoming House of Representatives between 1995 and 2007.

Cale Case

Cale Case

Cale Case is an American economist, businessman, and politician from Wyoming. A Republican, Case has been a member of the Wyoming State Senate since 1999. From 1994 to 1998, he was a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives.

Bill Landen

Bill Landen

Bill Landen is a Republican member of the Wyoming Senate, representing the 27th district since 2007. The 27th district represents Natrona County, Wyoming. He currently serves as a member of the Senate Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee, Multistate Highway Transportation Agreement Cooperating Committee, Select Committee on School Facilities, and Travel, Recreation, Wildlife & Cultural Committee, He is a chairman in the Capitol Interpretive Exhibits and Way-finding Subcommittee, the Air Transportation Liaison Committee, and the Transportation, Highways, & Military Affairs Committee. Landen has attended Casper College, which he received an associate degree from, University of Wyoming for his Bachelors of Science, and Colorado State where he attended graduate school.

Source: "2022 Wyoming State Senate election", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, December 1st), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Wyoming_State_Senate_election.

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References
  1. ^ "Wyoming Secretary of State". sos.wyo.gov.
  2. ^ Jacobson, Louis (May 19, 2022). "The Battle for State Legislatures". Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  3. ^ "Wyoming State Senate elections, 2022". Ballotpedia. Retrieved November 26, 2020.
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