Wyoming Liberty Index, 2010 Budget Session

Last revised October 24, 2010

The 2010 Wyoming Liberty Index is now available. The tables for the two houses of the Wyoming legislature are shown below.

Update, 24 October 2010: updated spreadsheets for 2010 are available. The bill ratings have not changed, but some comments were inadvertently omitted from the earlier spreadsheets.

The 2010 Index background information is broken into the following pages:

The Top Dozen liberty-supporting members in the House were (in order) Representatives Bob Brechtel, Lorraine Quarberg, Sue Wallis, David Miller, Frank Peasley, Matt Teeters, Mark Semlek, Ross Diercks, Amy Edmonds, Timothy Hallinan, Frank Philp, and Lisa Shepperson. Rep. Brechtel wins the title of "Most Liberty-Friendly Member of the House for 2010".

The Need Improvement - those members who most consistently voted to limit freedom - were (in order) Representatives Glenn Moniz, Mary Throne, Keith Gingery, Peter Jorgensen, Lori Millin, Tim Stubson, Kermit Brown, Jim Roscoe, James Byrd, Cathy Connolly, Debbie Hammons and Mary Hales. Rep. Hales has earned the title of "Most Liberty-Hostile Member of the House for 2010".

The Top Half-Dozen liberty-supporting members in the Senate were (in order) Senators Cale Case, Curt Meier, John Hines, Dan Dockstader, Drew Perkins, and John Schiffer. Once again, (for as long as we have been rating the Senate), Senator Cale Case has come out on top; he earns the title of the "Most Liberty-Friendly Member of the Senate for 2010" by a substantial margin. Kudos yet again to Senator Case!

The Senate Need Improvement - those members who most consistently voted to limit freedom - were (in order) Senators Michael Von Flatern, Tony Ross (tied), Saundra Meyer, Rick Hunnicutt, Grant Larson, James Elliott, Jr., and Marty Martin. Senator Martin has earned the title of "Most Liberty-Hostile Member of the Senate for 2010".

In the charts below, where more than one member shows the same rank, it means that they tied in score.

The 2010 Wyoming House Index

The most liberty-supporting legislators are at the top of the table.

NameParDistDistrict LocationRank
Bob BrechtelR38Natrona1
Lorraine QuarbergR28S Big Horn/Hot Springs/SE Park2
Sue WallisR52Campbell3
David MillerR55Fremont4
Frank PeasleyR3Converse/Platte5
Matt TeetersR5Goshen/Platte6
Mark SemlekR1Crook/Weston7
Ross DiercksD2Niobrara/Weston/Converse/Goshen8
Amy EdmondsR12Laramie9
Timothy HallinanR32Campbell10
Frank PhilpR34Fremont11
Lisa SheppersonR58Natrona12
Rodney "Pete" AndersonR10Laramie13
Michael MaddenR40Johnson/Sheridan14
Colin SimpsonR24Park14
Robert McKimR21Lincoln16
Kathy DavisonR20Lincoln/Sublette/Sweetwater17
Allen JaggiR18Uinta/Sweetwater17
Mike GilmoreD59Natrona19
Edward BuchananR4Goshen20
Steve HarshmanR37Natrona21
Thomas LubnauR31Campbell21
Pat ChildersR50Park23
Bryan PedersenR7Laramie23
Bill ThompsonD60Sweetwater25
Roy CoheeR35Natrona26
W. Patrick GogglesD33Fremont27
David ZwonitzerR9Laramie27
Stan BlakeD39Sweetwater29
Elaine HarveyR26Big Horn/Park29
William "Jeb" StewardR47Carbon/Albany29
Bernadine CraftD17Sweetwater32
Peter S. "Pete" IllowayR42Laramie32
Thomas LockhartR57Natrona34
Richard CannadyR6Converse35
Gregg BlikreR53Campbell36
George BagbyD15Carbon37
Joseph BarbutoD48SW Fremont/Sweetwater37
Owen PetersenR19Uinta39
Jack LandonR30Sheridan40
Dan ZwonitzerR43Laramie40
Terry KimbleD49Uinta42
Del McOmieR54Fremont43
John PattonR29Sheridan43
Rosie BergerR51Sheridan45
Seth CarsonD45Albany46
Ken EsquibelD41Laramie46
Dave BonnerR25Park48
Glenn MonizR46Albany48
Mary ThroneD11Laramie50
Keith GingeryR23Fremont/Teton51
Peter JorgensenD16Teton51
Lori MillinD8Laramie51
Tim StubsonR56Natrona54
Kermit BrownR14Albany55
Jim RoscoeD22Lincoln/Sublette/Teton56
James ByrdD44Laramie57
Cathy ConnollyD13Albany58
Debbie HammonsD27Washakie59
Mary HalesD36Natrona60

The 2010 Wyoming Senate Index

The most liberty-supporting legislators are at the top of the table.

NameParDistDistrict LocationRank
Cale CaseR25Fremont1
Curt MeierR3Goshen/Platte2
John HinesR23Campbell3
Dan DockstaderR16Lincoln/Sublette/Teton4
Drew PerkinsR29Natrona5
John SchifferR22Sheridan/Johnson6
R. Ray PetersonR19Big Horn/E Park7
Phil NicholasR10Albany8
Kit JenningsR28Natrona9
Henry H.R. "Hank" CoeR18Park10
Wayne JohnsonR6Laramie10
Eli BeboutR26Fremont12
Bill LandenR27Natrona13
Bruce BurnsR21Sheridan14
Charles TownsendR1Crook/Weston/E Converse/Niobrara/NE Goshen14
Gerald GeisR20S Big Horn/Hot Springs/SE Park/Washakie14
Charles ScottR30Natrona17
John HastertD13Sweetwater17
Mike MassieD9Albany19
Kathryn SessionsD7Laramie20
Stan CooperR14Lincoln/Sublette/Sweetwater/Uinta20
Jim AndersonR2Converse/Platte22
Floyd EsquibelD8Laramie23
Michael Von FlaternR24Campbell24
Tony RossR4Laramie24
Saundra MeyerD15Uinta26
Rick HunnicuttR5Laramie27
Grant LarsonR17Teton/Fremont28
James Elliott, Jr.D11Albany/Carbon29
Marty MartinD12Sweetwater/Fremont30