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Wyoming State Senate
|66th Wyoming State Legislature|
New session started
|January 12, 2021|
Vice President of the Senate
Length of term
|Authority||Article 3, Wyoming Constitution|
|Salary||$150/day + per diem|
| November 3, 2020 |
| November 8, 2022 |
|State Senate Chamber|
Wyoming State Capitol
|Wyoming State Legislature|
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.
Members of the Senate serve four year terms without term limits. Term limits were declared unconstitutional by the Wyoming Supreme Court in 2004, overturning a decade-old law that had restricted Senators to three terms (twelve years).
Like other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U.S. Senate, the Wyoming Senate can confirm or reject gubernatorial appointments to the state cabinet, commissions, boards, or justices to the Wyoming Supreme Court.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
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Wyoming, along with Arizona, Maine, and Oregon, is one of the four U.S. states to have abolished the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, a position which for most upper houses of state legislatures and indeed for the U.S. Congress (with the Vice President) is the head of the legislative body. Instead, a separate position of Senate President is in place, removed from the Wyoming executive branch.
The current Senate President is Republican Dan Dockstader of District 16 (Afton).
|President of the Senate||Dan Dockstader||Republican|
|Senate Vice President||Larry Hicks||Republican|
|Majority Leader||Ogden Driskill||Republican|
|Minority Leader||Chris Rothfuss||Democratic|
|Minority Whip||Mike Gierau||Democratic|
|District||Representative||Party||Residence||Counties Represented||Next election|
|1||Ogden Driskill||Republican||Devils Tower||Campbell, Crook, Weston||2022|
|2||Brian Boner||Republican||Douglas||Converse, Platte||2024|
|3||Cheri Steinmetz||Republican||Lingle||Goshen, Niobrara, Weston||2022|
|11||Larry S. Hicks||Republican||Baggs||Albany, Carbon||2022|
|12||John Kolb||Republican||Rock Springs||Fremont, Sweetwater||2024|
|13||Tom James||Republican||Rock Springs||Sweetwater||2022|
|14||Fred Baldwin||Republican||Kemmerer||Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater, Uinta||2024|
|15||Wendy Davis Schuler||Republican||Evanston||Uinta||2022|
|16||Dan Dockstader||Republican||Afton||Lincoln, Sublette, Teton||2024|
|17||Mike Gierau||Democratic||Jackson Hole||Teton||2022|
|19||R. J. Kost||Republican||Powell||Big Horn, Park||2022|
|20||Ed Cooper||Republican||Ten Sleep||Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, Washakie||2024|
|22||Dave Kinskey||Republican||Sheridan||Sheridan, Johnson||2024|
|28||James Lee Anderson||Republican||Casper||Natrona||2024|
|Dora McGrath||Republican||Thermopolis||1931–1933||First woman in the Wyoming Senate|
|Edness Kimball Wilkins||Democratic||Casper||1967-1973||First woman to serve as Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives|
|Harriet Elizabeth Byrd||Democratic||Cheyenne||1989–1993||First African-American to serve in the State Legislature|
|April Brimmer-Kunz||Republican||Cheyenne||1993–2005||First female President of the Senate|
|Barbara Cubin||Republican||Casper||1993–1995||Resigned to become U.S. Representative|
|Cynthia Lummis||Republican||Cheyenne||1993–1995||Later served as State Treasurer, U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senator|
|Mary MacGuire||Republican||Casper||1993–1995||Son Joe MacGuire currently serves in the Wyoming House of Representatives|
|Rae Lynn Job||Democratic||Rock Springs||1997–2009|
|E. Jayne Mockler||Democratic||Cheyenne||1997–2009|
|Bernadine Craft||Democratic||Rock Springs||2013–2017|
|Liisa Anselmi-Dalton||Democratic||Rock Springs||2017–2021|
|Affie Ellis||Republican||Cheyenne||2017–present||Member of the Navajo Nation, first Native American to serve in the Wyoming Senate.|
|Wendy Davis Schuler||Republican||Evanston||2019–present|
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