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Wyoming: 2006 Elections
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Edited on Wed Aug-23-06 03:28 AM by Eugene


2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

This page was edited by: DinoBoy, Eugene

State Politics At-A-Glance

Population: (2000 Census) 493,782, (2004 estimate) 505,529
Electoral Votes: 3

:redbox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 29.1%, Bush (R) 68.9%
:redbox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 27.7%, Bush (R) 67.7%, Nader (I) 2.1%
:redbox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 36.8%, Dole (R) 49.8%, Perot (I) 12.3%

:bluebox: Governor: Dave Freudenthal (D) Elected: 2002 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: Senior US Senator: Craig Thomas (R) Elected: 1994, 2000 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: Junior US Senator: Mike Enzi (R) Elected: 1996, 2002 (Next Election: 2008)
:redbox: US House (1 seat): D-0, R-1
:redbox: State Senate (30 seats): D-07, R-23
:redbox: State House (60 seats): D-14, R-46

Election Information

Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: July 24, 2006
State/Local Primary Date: August 22, 2006

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 09, 2006
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

State Office in charge of Elections
Wyoming Secretary of State
Elections Officer
State Capitol Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
Phone: (307) 777-7378
Fax: (307) 777-7640

State Democratic Party
Wyoming Democratic Party
PO Box 1963
Casper, WY 82602-1963
Phone: (307) 473-1457
Fax: (307) 473-1459

State Republican Party
Wyoming Republican Party
PO Box 241
400 E 1st Street, Suite 314
Casper, WY 82601
Phone: (307) 234-9166
Fax: (307) 473-8640

Governor's Race 2006


Dave Freudenthal (D) Incumbent
Campaign Website:

Ray Hunkins (R)
Attorney and Rancher
Campaign Website:

US Senate Race 2006

Dale Groutage (D)
Research Engineer & College Professor
Campaign Website:

Craig Thomas (R) Incumbent
US Senator
Campaign Website:

William "Greybeard" McPherson (I)
Campaign Website:

Other Statewide Races 2006

Secretary of State

Max Maxfield (R)
State Auditor
Campaign Website:

State Auditor

Bill Eikenberry (D)
Rancher and Former BLM Associate State Director
Campaign Website:

Rita Meyer (R)
Former Chief of Staff to Gov. Gerringer
Campaign Website:

State Treasurer

Ron Redo (D)
Campaign Website: ?

Joe Meyer (R)
Secretary of State
Campaign Website:

State Superindendent of Public Instruction

Michelle Hoffman (D)
Fremont County School District 14 Superintendent
Campaign Website:

Jim McBride (R) Incumbent
Superindendent of Public Instruction
Campaign Website:

US House of Representatives Races 2006

US House Districts: 1

Key Races: At-Large Barbara Cubin (R) v. Gary Trauner (D)

Candidates, by Congressional District

WY-At Large
Gary Trauner (D), Campaign Website:
Barbara Cubin (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

State Senate Races 2006

State Senate Districts: 30

Seats at stake in 2006: 15, odd-numbered districts

Key Races: ?

State House Races 2006

State House Districts: 60

Seats at stake in 2006: 60

Key Races: ?

Ballot initiatives/Referendums

:graybox: Constitutional Amendment A
   The adoption of this amendment would clarify that all monies deposited in the
   Permanent Wyoming Mineral Trust Fund are inviolate permanent funds of the state.
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Constitutional Amendment B
   The Wyoming Supreme Court has held that school funding must be equalized among all
   school districts in the state.
   The adoption of this amendment would repeal the current limitation on the amount
   of property tax revenues that may be redistributed by the state through the School
   Foundation Program Account from school districts with greater property tax revenues
   to other school districts in the state.
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Constitutional Amendment C
   This amendment authorizes the creation of permanent funds for two purposes:
   First, higher education scholarships, which include the current Hathaway scholarship program;
   and second, improving the quality of higher education. The principal in the funds, regardless
   of the source of the funds, cannot be expended. The earnings must be used for the purposes
   specified and the legislature is authorized to regulate how the earnings are used. Earnings
   from funds in the current Hathaway student scholarship account are intended to be used
   for college scholarships. The amendment would also allow the funds to be invested as the
   legislature authorizes, including in stocks.
   Full Text (pdf)


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