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WYOMING

WYPopulation: 586,107 (2015)

Filing deadline: May 27, 2016.

Primary: August 16, 2016.

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Wyoming (R+22) is one of the most Republican states in the union, but the conservatism often has a Libertarian tint. Centrist Democrats have surprisingly often held the Governor’s office here. In 2010, the state was 88% White and 8% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 3. Wyo­ming is solid GOP state in Pre­si­dential elections.

Sena­torer: 2 Republicans.

John Barrasso. (Pic: Congress)

John Barrasso. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 1: John Bar­rasso (R)
Committees: Indian Affairs (Chair), Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Foreign Relations.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: John Bar­rasso

Ranking, May 14, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 14, 2016:
Surgeon and State Senator John Bar­rasso (b.1952) was appointed in 2007 to replace the late Craig Thomas. He was easily elected in 2008 and won re-election in 2012 with 76%.

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Mike Enzi. (Pic: Congress)

Mike Enzi. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 2: Mike Enzi (R)
Committees: Budget, Finance, Health & Education, Homeland Security, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Ranking, May 14, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2020.

Status, May 14, 2016:
Businessman and State Senator Mike Enzi (b.1944) was first elected in 1996 and took 71% in 2014. He will not seek re-election in 2020.

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Repre­sen­tatives: 1 Republican.

Cynthia Lummis. (Pic: Congress)

Cynthia Lummis. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: Cynthia Lummis (R)
Committees: Oversight, Natural Resources.

Democratic nomineeRyan Greene
Republican nomineeLiz Cheney

Ranking, May 14, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
The district contains all of Wyoming. Lawyer Cynthia Lummis (b.1954) previously served as State Treasurer. She was first elected in 2008 and won re-election with 66% in 2014. The Republicans nominated lawyer, activist and Veep daughter Liz Cheney. The Dems nominated energy contractor Ryan Greene.

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STATE LEVEL

Matt Mead. (Pic: State of WY)

Matt Mead. (Pic: State of WY)

Governor: Matt Mead (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Matt Mead

Ranking, May 14, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 14, 2016:
Lawyer, rancher and Federal Attorney Matt Mead (b.1962) was first elected in 2010 and took 58% in 2014. He is term limited in 2018.

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Ed Murray. (Pic: State of WY)

Ed Murray. (Pic: State of WY)

Secretary of State: Ed Murray (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeEd Murray

Ranking, May 14, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 14, 2016:
The Secretary of State is next in line to the Governor’s office. Real estate developer Ed Murray (b.1958) held the office for the GOP in 2014, with 70%.

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Mark Gordon. (Pic: State of WY)

Mark Gordon. (Pic: State of WY)

Treasurer: Mark Gordon (R)

Democratic nominee: ? R
epublican nominee
Mark Gordon

Ranking, May 14, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 14, 2016:
Businessman Mark Gordon (b.1957) was appointed to the office in 2012 and ran without opposition in 2014.

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Cynthia Cloud. (Pic: State of WY)

Cynthia Cloud. (Pic: State of WY)

Auditor: Cynthia Cloud (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Cynthia Cloud

Ranking, May 14, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 14, 2016:
Businesswoman and accountant Cynthia Cloud was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 without opposition. She is term limited.

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Jillian Balow. (Pic: State of WY)

Jillian Balow. (Pic: State of WY)

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Jillian Balow (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeJillian Balow

Ranking, May 14, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 14, 2016:
Teacher Jillian Balow (b.1970) held the office for the GOP with 61% in 2014.

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State Senate: 30 (4D /26R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2016/18.
State House: 60 (9D / 51R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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