State Senator (WY-17)
Employer / Organization
Nov 08, 2022
Jan 01, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022
A Wyoming State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Wyoming State Legislature. Wyoming has 30 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 17,000 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A Wyoming senator serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is $150 per day and a $109 per diem for every day in session.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms, and if you plan to run as an independent a petition for nomination. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions as the filing window will differ from the independent candidate filing window. 3) If you plan to run as an independent (“unaffiliated”) candidate, submit the petition for nomination with the stipulated amount of verified signatures to the Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division by the filing deadline. The amount of required petition for nomination signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independents is 70 days before the general election. The Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Wyoming Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at 307-777-5860 and the Elections Division's published information on independent candidate petition for nomination can be found here: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Forms/Elections/General/IndependentCandidate-NominationPetition.pdf
Submit application to:
Wyoming Secretary of State, 2020 Carey Ave #700, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, US