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Senator Rothfuss has served the people of SD 09 since 2011 and currently sits on the Education Committee and the Minerals Committee as well as the Management Council. At home he is a Chemical Engineer and Consultant, and also teaches select courses at the University of Wyoming for the Honors Department. He is a father of three with his wife Heather.
Senator Rothfuss earned a BA in International Studies from the University of Wyoming, an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wyoming, an MS in Applied Physics from the University of Washington, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington.
Senator Hastert has served the people of SD 13 since 2007 and prior to that served in the House of Representatives from 2004-2006. He currently sits on the Management Council and the Senate Appropriations Council. At home Senator Hastert is a mechanic at FMC Corproation and an alumn of Leadership Wyoming.
Sen. Anselmi-Dalton has served the people of SD 12 since 2017. She has previously served on the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism Board and the Wyoming Board of Tourism. She lives in Rock Springs.
Representative Connolly has served the people of HD 13 since 2009 and currently sits on the Rules Committee and the Appropriations Committee. At home she is the Department Head of the Gender and Women's Studies Department at the University of Wyoming, and mother of one. She enjoys spending time with her fiance Julie and their dog. Representative Connolly earned a PhD in Sociology and a JD from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Representative Freeman has served the people of HD 60 since 2011 and currently sits on the Education Committee and the Travel, Recreation, and Wildlife Committee as well as the Management Council. At home he is a high school transition coordinator with Western Wyoming Community College. Representative Freeman earned a BA in History from the University of Wyoming.
Representative Pelkey is new to the Wyoming Legislature and currently sits on the Judiciary Committee. At home he is an attorney and father of two with wife Diana. Representative Pelkey earned a JD from the University of Wyoming in 2009.
Representative Blake has served the people of HD 39 since 2007 and currently sits on the Agriculture, Select Water, Select Tribal Committee and is Vice Chairman of the Transportation Committee. He is also a member of the International Association of Sheet Metal Air Rail Transportation Union- Transportation Division and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. At home Representative Blake is a conductor, he is the father of four with 15 grandchildren and enjoys time with his spouse, Terri. Stan.Blake@wyoleg.gov
Representative Bovee was born in Laramie and is a lifelong Wyoming resident. She married Harold Bovee in 1977 and together had two children, Mariah and Ezra; she is now a proud grandmother to five. She has always been dedicated to public education, starting her career in Guernsey. She then taught elementary students in Torrington for 22 years until moving to Casper, where she retired in 2015. A lifetime member of the Democratic Party, this was her first run at public office.
Representative Byrd has served the people of HD 44 since 2009 and currently sits on the Corporations Committee and the Minerals Committee. At home Representative Byrd is a Computer Networking Analyst. James.Byrd@wyoleg.gov
Representative Dayton is new to the Wyoming Legislature and currently sits on the Revenue Committee and the Labor, Health, and Social Services Commitee. At home she is very active with the Young at Heart Senior Center and serves as a board member and treasurer for the organization. She also serves on the Suicide Prevention Task Force of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming and a Sweetwater County Concert Association board member. JoAnn.Dayton@wyoleg.gov
Representative Schwartz is new to the Wyoming Legislature and currently sits on the Travel, Recreation, and Wildlife Committee and the Labor, Health, and Social Services Committee. Prior to his time in the legislature, Representative Schwartz served as the Teton County Commissioner from 2001-2012. At home he is a small business owner and father of two with his wife Jean. Representative Schwartz earned a BA from Oberlin College.
Representative Gierau has served the people of HD 16 since 2016 and currently sits on the Travel, Recreating, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee; Labor, Health and Social Services Committee; and Journal Committee.