2018 Wyoming State Senate election

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Wyoming Senate Elections, 2018

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15 seats from odd-numbered districts
  Majority party Minority party
  Eli Bebout 20171012.jpg Rothfuss for Senate.jpg
Leader Eli Bebout Chris Rothfuss
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat District 26 District 9
Seats before 27 3
Seats after 27 3
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 62,128 21,854
Percentage 63.37% 22.29%

President of the Senate before election

Eli Bebout
Republican

Elected President of the Senate

Eli Bebout
Republican

The 2018 Wyoming Senate election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, with the primary election held on August 21, 2018. Voters in the 15 odd-numbered districts of the Wyoming State Senate elected their representatives. The elections coincided with the elections for other offices, including U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Governor, and the State House

Primary Election[edit]

Overview[edit]

Wyoming State Senate election, 2018
Primary election — August 21, 2018 [1]
Party Votes Percentage Candidates Advancing to general Seats contesting
Republican 47,861 89.16% 27 14 6
Democratic 5,820 10.84% 7 7 6
Totals 53,681 100.00% 34 21 6

Results[edit]

District 1[edit]

Senate District 1 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ogden Driskill (Incumbent) 2,069 43.23%
Republican Judy McCullough 1,574 32.89%
Republican Lenard D. Seeley 1,138 23.78%
Republican Writes-In's 5 0.10%
Majority 495 10.34%
Total votes 4,786 100.00%

District 3[edit]

Senate District 3 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cheri Steinmetz 3,785 70.87%
Republican Martin Gubbels 1,537 28.78%
Republican Writes-In's 19 0.36%
Majority 2,248 42.09%
Total votes 5,341 100.00%
Senate District 3 Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marci Shaver 418 99.05%
Democratic Write-In's 4 0.95%
Total votes 422 100.00%

District 5[edit]

Senate District 5 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Hutchings 1,861 43.90%
Republican Fred Emerich (Incumbent) 1,712 40.39%
Republican Ryan Wright 658 15.52%
Republican Writes-In's 8 0.19%
Majority 149 3.51%
Total votes 4,239 100.00%

District 7[edit]

Senate District 7 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stephan Pappas (Incumbent) 1,803 98.79%
Republican Write-In's 22 1.21%
Total votes 1,825 100.00%

District 9[edit]

Senate District 9 Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Rothfuss (Incumbent) 1,032 99.71%
Democratic Write-In's 3 0.29%
Total votes 1,035 100.00%

District 11[edit]

Senate District 11 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry S. Hicks (Incumbent) 2,506 97.36%
Republican Write-In's 68 2.64%
Total votes 2,574 100.00%
Senate District 11 Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lee Ann Stephenson 570 100.00%
Total votes 570 100.00%

District 13[edit]

Senate District 13 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Torn Jones 1,537 98.72%
Republican Write-In's 20 1.28%
Total votes 1,557 100.00%
Senate District 13 Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Hastert (Incumbent) 953 98.96%
Democratic Write-In's 10 1.04%
Total votes 963 100.00%

District 15[edit]

Senate District 15 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wendy Davis Schuler 1,245 35.15%
Republican Shaun Sims 886 25.01%
Republican Paul Robert Barnard (Incumbent) 642 18.13%
Republican Eugene Joyce 404 11.41%
Republican Jaraun Dennis 362 10.22%
Republican Write-In's 3 0.08%
Majority 359 10.14%
Total votes 3,542 100.00%

District 17[edit]

Senate District 17 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kate Mead 2,375 97.94%
Republican Write-In's 50 2.06%
Total votes 2,425 100.00%
Senate District 17 Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Gierau 1,284 99.23%
Democratic Write-In's 10 0.77%
Total votes 1,294 100.00%

District 19[edit]

Senate District 19 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican R. J. Kost 2,246 53.80%
Republican R. Ray Peterson (Incumbent) 1,921 46.01%
Republican Writes-In's 8 0.19%
Majority 325 7.79%
Total votes 4,175 100.00%

District 21[edit]

Senate District 21 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bo Biteman 2,667 55.37%
Republican Dave Clarendon 1,842 38.24%
Republican Dustin Looper 299 6.21%
Republican Writes-In's 9 0.19%
Majority 825 17.13%
Total votes 4,817 100.00%
Senate District 21 Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hollis Hackman 600 99.50%
Democratic Write-In's 3 0.50%
Total votes 603 100.00%

District 23[edit]

Senate District 23 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Wasserburger (Incumbent) 2,043 58.93%
Republican Jeff Raney 1,419 40.93%
Republican Writes-In's 5 0.14%
Majority 624 18.00%
Total votes 3,467 100.00%

District 25[edit]

Senate District 25 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cale Case (Incumbent) 2,608 96.49%
Republican Write-In's 95 3.51%
Total votes 2,703 100.00%
Senate District 25 Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sergio A. Maldonado, Sr 923 98.51%
Democratic Write-In's 14 1.49%
Total votes 937 100.00%

District 27[edit]

Senate District 27 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Landen (Incumbent) 3,154 98.78%
Republican Write-In's 39 1.22%
Total votes 3,193 100.00%

District 29[edit]

Senate District 27 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Drew Perkins (Incumbent) 3,169 98.51%
Republican Write-In's 48 1.49%
Total votes 3,217 100.00%

General Election[edit]

Overview[edit]

Wyoming State Senate elections, 2018
General election — November 6, 2018 [2]
Party Votes Percentage Not up Contested Before After +/–
Republican 62,128 63.37% 14 14 27 27 Steady
Democratic 21,854 22.29% 1 7 3 3 Steady
Under or Over Votes 11,728 11.96% - - - - -
Write-ins 1,437 1.47% - - - - -
Independent 889 0.91% 0 1 0 0 Steady
Totals 98,036 100.00% 15 15 30 30 N/A

Results[edit]

District 1[edit]

Republican Incumbent Ogden Driskill was re-elected with no challenger.

Senate District 1 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ogden Driskill (Incumbent) 5,557 96.74%
Write-in Write-In's 187 3.26%
Total votes 5,744 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 1,115 N/A
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

Republican Cheri Steinmetz was elected with 80% of the vote compared to Democrat Marci Shaver who received 20% of the vote.

Senate District 3 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cheri Steinmetz 5,721 79.62%
Democratic Marci Shaver 1,449 20.17%
Write-in Write-In's 15 0.21%
Total votes 7,185 100.00%
Majority 4,272 59.45%
Invalid or blank votes 265 N/A
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

Republican Lynn Hutchings won the election with no challengers.

Senate District 5 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Hutchings 5,382 94.65%
Write-in Write-In's 304 5.35%
Total votes 5,686 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 1,776 N/A
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

Republican Incumbent Stephan Pappas won the election with no challengers.

Senate District 7 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stephan Pappas (Incumbent) 3,723 97.74%
Write-in Write-In's 86 2.26%
Total votes 3,809 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 1,069 N/A
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

Democratic Incumbent Chris Rothfuss won the election with no challengers.

Senate District 9 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Rothfuss (Incumbent) 4,668 96.59%
Write-in Write-In's 165 3.41%
Total votes 4,833 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 1,562 N/A
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

Republican Incumbent Larry S. Hicks was re-elected with 66% of the vote compared to Democrat Lee Ann Stephenson who received 34% of the vote.

Senate District 11 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry S. Hicks (Incumbent) 3,757 65.83%
Democratic Lee Ann Stephenson 1,939 33.98%
Write-in Write-In's 11 0.19%
Total votes 5,707 100.00%
Majority 1,818 31.85%
Invalid or blank votes 239 N/A
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

Republican Torn James defeated Incumbent Democrat John Hastert with 47% of the vote to Hastert's 37%, Independent candidate Ted L. Barney won 16% of the vote.

Senate District 13 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Torn James 2,625 46.63%
Democratic John Hastert (Incumbent) 2,108 37.46%
Independent Ted L. Barney 889 15.80%
Write-in Write-In's 6 0.11%
Total votes 5,628 100.00%
Majority 520 9.17%
Invalid or blank votes 261 N/A
Republican gain from Democratic

District 15[edit]

Republican Wendy Davis Schuler won the election with no challengers.

Senate District 15 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wendy Davis Schuler 4,900 97.65%
Write-in Write-In's 118 2.35%
Total votes 5,018 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 754 N/A
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

Democratic Candidate Mike Gierau won the election with 62% of the vote againist Republican Kate Mead who won 38% of the vote.

Senate District 17 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Gierau 6,008 62.27%
Republican Kate Mead 3,631 37.67%
Write-in Write-In's 9 0.09%
Total votes 9,648 100.00%
Majority 2,377 24.63%
Invalid or blank votes 205 N/A
Democratic gain from Republican

District 19[edit]

Republican R J Kost won the election with no challengers.

Senate District 19 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican R. J. Kost 5,569 97.38%
Write-in Write-In's 150 2.62%
Total votes 5,719 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 741 N/A
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

Republican Bo Biteman was elected with 64% of the vote compared to Democrat Hollis Hackman who received 35% of the vote.

Senate District 21 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bo Biteman 5,125 64.46%
Democratic Hollis Hackman 2,810 35.34%
Write-in Write-In's 16 0.20%
Total votes 7,951 100.00%
Majority 2,315 29.12%
Invalid or blank votes 265 N/A
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

Republican Incumbent Jeff Wasserburger won the election with no challengers.

Senate District 19 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Wasserburger (Incumbent) 5,116 98.21%
Write-in Write-In's 93 1.84%
Total votes 5,209 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 723 N/A
Republican hold

District 25[edit]

Republican Incumbent Cale Case was elected with % of the vote compared to Democrat Sergio A. Maldonado, Sr. who received % of the vote.

Senate District 21 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cale Case (Incumbent) 4,012 58.09%
Democratic Sergio A. Maldonado, Sr. 2,872 41.58%
Write-in Write-In's 23 0.33%
Total votes 6,907 100.00%
Majority 1,140 16.51%
Invalid or blank votes 278 N/A
Republican hold

District 27[edit]

Republican Incumbent Bill Landen won the election with no challengers.

Senate District 27 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Landen (Incumbent) 5,451 97.76%
Write-in Write-In's 125 2.24%
Total votes 5,576 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 1,199 N/A
Republican hold

District 29[edit]

Republican Incumbent Drew Perkins won the election with no challengers.

Senate District 29 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Drew Perkins (Incumbent) 5,282 97.62%
Write-in Write-In's 129 2.38%
Total votes 5,411 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 1,276 N/A
Republican hold

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