2018 Wyoming elections

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of Wyoming on November 6, 2018. All of Wyoming's executive offices were up for election, as well as a United States Senate seat and Wyoming's at-large seat in the United States House of Representatives. Primary elections were held on August 21, 2018.

Governor[edit]

Incumbent Republican Governor Matt Mead was term-limited and could not run for a third term. Republican State Treasurer Mark Gordon defeated attorney Harriet Hageman, businessmen Bill Dahlin, Foster Friess, Sam Galeotos, and physician Taylor Haynes.

Former Democratic Minority Leader of the Wyoming House of Representatives Mary Throne ran for the Democratic nomination with minimal opposition.

Results[edit]

Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Gordon 136,339 67.4
Democratic Mary Throne 55,984 27.7
Constitution Rex Rammell 6,739 3.3
Libertarian Lawrence Struempf 3,114 1.5
Total votes 202,176 100

Secretary of State[edit]

Ed Murray, who had first been elected in 2014, intended to run for governor, but resigned February 9, 2018 following claims of sexual assault.[1] Governor Matt Mead appointed former Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives Edward Buchanan to fill the remainder of Murray's term.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward Buchanan (incumbent) 94,603 80.1
Republican Under votes 22,691 19.9
Republican Write-ins 793 0.0
Republican Over votes 7 0.0
Total votes 118,101 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James W. Byrd 16,754 86.4
Democratic Under votes 2,646 13.6
Democratic Write-ins 73 0.0
Democratic Over votes 1 0.0
Total votes 19,474 100.0

Results[edit]

Wyoming Secretary of State election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward Buchanan (incumbent) 136,939 68.8
Democratic James W. Byrd 53,384 26.8
Libertarian Kit Carson 8,604 4.3
Total votes 198,927 100

State Treasurer[edit]

Incumbent Republican State Treasurer Mark Gordon declined to run for a third full term and is instead running for Governor of Wyoming.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curt Meier 51,338 43.5
Republican Leland Christensen 46,070 39.0
Republican Under votes 15,646 13.1
Republican Ron Redo 4,779 4.0
Republican Write-ins 247 0.0
Republican Over votes 21 0.0
Total votes 118,101 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

No candidate filed to run; however, Chris Lowry qualified for the general election by receiving enough sufficient write-in votes.

Results[edit]

Wyoming State Treasurer election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curt Meier 141,732 72.1
Democratic Chris Lowry 54,894 27.9
Total votes 196,626 100

State Auditor[edit]

Incumbent Republican State Auditor Cynthia Cloud declined to run for a third term.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kristi Racines 59,529 50.4
Republican Nathan Winters 39,873 33.8
Republican Under votes 18,481 15.7
Republican Write-ins 201 0.0
Republican Over votes 17 0.0
Total votes 118,101 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jeff Dockter, Wyoming Department of Enterprise Technology Services supervisor[9]
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeff Dockter 16,330 83.9
Democratic Under votes 3,072 15.8
Democratic Write-ins 72 0.0
Democratic Over votes 0 0.0
Total votes 19,474 100.0

Results[edit]

Wyoming State Auditor election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kristi Racines 143,887 73.3
Democratic Jeff Dockter 52,488 26.7
Total votes 196,375 100

Superintendent of Public Instruction[edit]

Incumbent Republican Superintendent Jillian Balow is running for a second term.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jillian Balow 92,097 77.7
Republican Under votes 25,108 22.3
Republican Write-ins 885 0.0
Republican Over votes 11 0.0
Total votes 118,101 100.0

United States Senate[edit]

Incumbent Republican Senator John Barrasso is running for a third term.[11]

Businessman and nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006 and 2008 Gary Trauner is running for the Democratic nomination.[12]

Businessman Dave Dodson initially ran as an independent, but later ran in the Republican primary and was defeated.[13]

United States House of Representatives[edit]

Incumbent Republican U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, who has represented the state in Congress since 2017, is running for reelection. She defeated Rod Miller, a former federal land planning coordinator, and Blake Stanley for the Republican nomination.[14]

Oil geologist Greg Hunter defeated attorney Travis Helm for the Democratic nomination.[15]

State Legislature[edit]

Wyoming Senate[edit]

Of the 30 seats in the Wyoming Senate, 15 were up for election in 2018.

District Representative Party Results Candidates
1 Ogden Driskill Republican Incumbent re-elected Ogden Driskill (R)[16]
3 Curt Meier Republican Incumbent retired to run for State Treasurer
New member elected
Republican hold
Marci Shaver (D)[16]
Cheri Steinmetz (R)[16]
5 Fred Emerich Republican Incumbent lost renomination
New member elected
Republican hold
Lynn Hutchings (R)[16]
7 Stephan Pappas Republican Incumbent re-elected Stephan Pappas (R)[16]
9 Chris Rothfuss Democratic Incumbent re-elected Chris Rothfuss (D)[16]
11 Larry S. Hicks Republican Incumbent re-elected Larry S. Hicks (R)[16]
Lee Ann Stephenson (D)[16]
13 John Hastert Democratic Incumbent lost re-election
New member elected
Republican gain
John Hastert (D)[16]
Tom James (R)[16]
Ted Barney (I)[16]
15 Paul Barnard Republican Incumbent lost renomination
New member elected
Republican hold
Wendy Davis Schuler (R)[16]
17 Leland Christensen Republican Incumbent retired to run for State Treasurer
New member elected
Democratic gain
Mike Gierau (D)[16]
Kate Mead (R)[16]
19 R. Ray Peterson Republican Incumbent lost renomination
New member elected
Republican hold
R.J. Kost (R)[16]
21 Bruce Burns Republican Incumbent retired
New member elected
Republican hold
Bo Biteman (R)[16]
Hollis Hackman (D)[16]
23 Jeff Wasserburger Republican Incumbent re-elected Jeff Wasserburger (R)[16]
25 Cale Case Republican Incumbent re-elected Cale Case (R)[16]
Sergio Maldonado (D)[16]
27 Bill Landen Republican Incumbent re-elected Bill Landen (R)[16]
29 Drew Perkins Republican Incumbent re-elected Drew Perkins (R)[16]

Wyoming House of Representatives[edit]

All 60 seats in the Wyoming House of Representatives were up for election in 2018.

District Representative Party Results Candidates
1 Tyler Lindholm Rep Incumbent re-elected Tyler Lindholm (R)[16]
2 Hans Hunt Rep Incumbent re-elected Hans Hunt (R)[16]
3 Eric Barlow Rep Incumbent re-elected Eric Barlow (R)[16]
4 Dan Kirkbride Rep Incumbent re-elected Dan Kirkbride (R)[16]
5 Cheri Steinmetz Rep Incumbent retired to run for State Senate
New member elected
Republican hold
Joan Brinkley (D)[16]
Shelly Duncan (R)[16]
6 Aaron Clausen Rep Incumbent re-elected Aaron Clausen (R)[16]
7 Sue Wilson Rep Incumbent re-elected Sue Wilson (R)[16]
8 Bob Nicholas Rep Incumbent re-elected Mitch Guthrie (D)[16]
Bob Nicholas (R)[16]
9 Landon Brown Rep Incumbent re-elected Landon Brown (R)[16]
10 John Eklund, Jr. Rep Incumbent re-elected John Eklund, Jr. (R)[16]
Jenefer Pasqua (D)[16]
11 Jared Olsen Rep Incumbent re-elected Jared Olsen (R)[16]
Calob Taylor (D)[16]
12 Clarence Styvar Rep Incumbent re-elected Ryan Lindsey (D)[16]
Clarence Styvar (R)[16]
13 Cathy Connolly Dem Incumbent re-elected Cathy Connolly (D)[16]
14 Dan Furphy Rep Incumbent re-elected Dan Furphy (R)[16]
Lorraine Saulino-Klein (D)[16]
15 Donald Burkhart Rep Incumbent re-elected Donald Burkhart (R)[16]
16 Mike Gierau Dem Incumbent retired to run for State Senate
New member elected
Democratic hold
Barbara Allen (R)[16]
Mike Yin (D)[16]
17 JoAnn Dayton-Selman Dem Incumbent re-elected Traci Ciepiela (R)[16]
JoAnn Dayton-Selman (D)[16]
18 Thomas Crank Rep Incumbent re-elected Thomas Crank (R)[16]
19 Danny Eyre Rep Incumbent re-elected Danny Eyre (R)[16]
20 Albert Sommers Rep Incumbent re-elected Albert Sommers (R)[16]
21 Evan Simpson Rep Incumbent re-elected Evan Simpson (R)[16]
22 Marti Halverson Rep Incumbent lost re-election
New member elected
Independent gain
Marti Halverson (R)[16]
Jim Roscoe (I)[16]
23 Andy Schwartz Dem Incumbent re-elected Alex Muromcew (R)[16]
Andy Schwartz (D)[16]
24 Scott Court Rep Incumbent retired
New member elected
Republican hold
Paul Fees (D)[16]
Sandy Newsome (R)[16]
25 Dan Laursen Rep Incumbent re-elected Dan Laursen (R)[16]
26 Jamie Flitner Rep Incumbent re-elected Jamie Flitner (R)[16]
27 Mike Greear Rep Incumbent re=elected Mike Greear (R)[16]
28 Nathan Winters Rep Incumbent retired to run for State Auditor
New member elected
Republican hold
Howie Samelson (D)[16]
John Winter (R)[16]
29 Mark Kinner Rep Incumbent re-elected Mark Kinner (R)[16]
30 Mark Jennings Rep Incumbent re-elected Mark Jennings (R)[16]
31 Scott Clem Rep Incumbent re-elected Scott Clem (R)[16]
Dave Hardesty (I)[16]
32 Timothy Hallinan Rep Incumbent re-elected Timothy Hallinan (R)[16]
Chad Trebby (I)[16]
33 Jim Allen Rep Incumbent lost re-election
New member elected
Democratic gain
Jim Allen (R)[16]
Andi Clifford (D)[16]
34 Tim Salazar Rep Incumbent re-elected Tim Salazar (R)[16]
35 Joe MacGuire Rep Incumbent re-elected Joe MacGuire (R)[16]
36 Debbie Bovee Dem Incumbent lost re-election
New member elected
Republican gain
Debbie Bovee (D)[16]
Art Washut (R)[16]
37 Steve Harshman Rep Incumbent re-elected Steve Harshman (R)[16]
38 Tom Walters Rep Incumbent re-elected Tom Walters (R)[16]
39 Stan Blake Dem Incumbent re-elected Stan Blake (D)[16]
40 Mike Madden Rep Incumbent retired
New member elected
Republican hold
Chris Schock (I)[16]
Richard Tass (R)[16]
41 Bill Henderson Rep Incumbent re-elected Sean Castaneda (D)[16]
Bill Henderson (R)[16]
42 Jim Blackburn Rep Incumbent re-elected Jim Blackburn (R)[16]
Juliet Daniels (D)[16]
43 Dan Zwonitzer Rep Incumbent re-elected Dan Zwonitzer (R)[16]
44 James W. Byrd Dem Incumbent retired to run for Secretary of State
New member elected
Democratic hold
Sara Burlingame (D)[16]
John Romero-Martinez (R)[16]
45 Charles Pelkey Dem Incumbent re-elected Roxie Jackson Hensley (R)[16]
Charles Pelkey (D)[16]
46 Bill Haley Rep Incumbent re-elected Jackie Grimes (D)[16]
Bill Haley (R)[16]
47 Jerry Paxton Rep Incumbent re-elected Jerry Paxton (R)[16]
48 Clark Stith Rep Incumbent re-elected Clark Stith (R)[16]
49 Garry Piiparinen Rep Incumbent re-elected Garry Piiparinen (R)[16]
50 David Northrup Rep Incumbent re-elected David Northrup (R)[16]
Mike Specht (D)[16]
51 Bo Biteman Rep Incumbent retired to run for State Senate
New member elected
Republican hold
Cyrus Western (R)[16]
52 William Pownall Rep Incumbent re-elected William Pownall (R)[16]
53 Roy Edwards Rep Incumbent re-elected Roy Edwards (R)[16]
54 Lloyd Larsen Rep Incumbent re-elected Mark Calhoun (D)[16]
Lloyd Larsen (R)[16]
55 David Miller Rep Incumbent re-elected Bethany Baldes (L)[16]
David Miller (R)[16]
56 Jerry Obermueller Rep Incumbent re-elected Jerry Obermueller (R)[16]
57 Chuck Gray Rep Incumbent re-elected Chuck Gray (R)[16]
Jane Ifland (D)[16]
58 Pat Sweeney Rep Incumbent re-elected Pat Sweeney (R)[16]
59 Bunky Loucks Rep Incumbent re-elected Laurie Longtine (D)[16]
Bunky Loucks (R)[16]
60 John Freeman Dem Incumbent re-elected John Freeman (D)[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosenfeld, Arno (January 23, 2018). "Second woman accuses Murray of sexual misconduct; Secretary of state won't seek reelection or higher office". Casper Star-Tribune. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "Wyoming's appointed secretary of state running for job". Casper Star-Tribune. May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Anderson, Richard (March 22, 2018). "Alta's Christensen announces bid for state treasurer". Jackson Hole News and Guide. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Statewide Election Results
  5. ^ Funk, Joel (February 9, 2018). "Cheyenne Democrat James Byrd to run for Wyoming secretary of state". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  6. ^ Brosig, Andrew (April 5, 2018). "LaGrange Sen. Meier makes treasurer run official". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  7. ^ Randall, Doug (April 27, 2018). "Kristi Racines throws hat in ring for Wyoming auditor". KGAB. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  8. ^ Spina, John (March 26, 2018). "Rep. Nathan Winters announces campaign for state auditor". Jackson Hole News and Guide. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  9. ^ Funk, Joel (March 3, 2018). "Cheyenne Democrat Jeff Dockter declares candidacy for auditor". Wyoming Tribune-Eagle. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  10. ^ Funk, Joel (March 3, 2018). "Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, a Republican, seeks re-election in 2018". Wyoming Tribune-Eagle. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  11. ^ "Barrasso says he's ready to take on possible primary challenges". wyomingnews.com. October 11, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  12. ^ "Democrat Gary Trauner Announces Bid for Wyoming U.S. Senate". U.S. News & World Report. December 8, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "Wyoming's Barrasso draws independent challenger". Politico. February 22, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Miller announces bid for Congress". Northern Wyoming Daily News. January 12, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  15. ^ "Democratic challenger to Cheney emerges in Wyoming US House race". Casper Star-Tribune. April 30, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de "2018 General Election Candidate Roster" (PDF). Wyoming Secretary of State. Retrieved September 17, 2018.

External links[edit]

Official Secretary of State campaign websites
Official Treasurer campaign websites
Official Auditor campaign websites
Official Superintendent of Public Instruction campaign websites