About Our Legislators
State Senator SD 19 N & W Powell, Lovell, Greybull
Senator R. Ray Peterson, representing portions of Powell, Lovell, and Greybull. Term expires in 2018. Office is held for four years. State senators make $150/day WAE.
Ray Peterson is a Republican from Cowley, born in Lovell in 1958, married with three children, and was first elected in 2005. He is a businessman and a member of the LDS church who attended Cowley HS, Northwest College, and Brigham Young University.
He voted with the Equality State Policy Center positions on all bills brought to a vote in the 2017 legislative session. For more information go to: http://equalitystate.org/the-peoples-review-park-big-horn-hot-springs-washakie-county/
Contact him at Ray.Peterson@wyoleg.gov
State Rep HD 24 Scott Court W & Central Cody, N. & S. Forks
Representative Scott B. Court, representing portions of Cody plus the North and South Fork areas. Term expires in 2018. Office is held for 2 years. State representatives make $150/day WAE.
Scott Court was born and raised in Cody and graduated from Cody HS where he played basketball. He attended Northwest College for two years and then went to the University of Wyoming and earned a bachelor’s in secondary education in 1978 with a basketball coaching minor.
He worked as an insurance agent for Equitable Life Assurance Society and Mutual of Omaha in Rawlins and Casper for five years. For the next 17 years he was employed by the State of Wyoming as an auditor for Unemployment Insurance and Workers’ Compensation in Cheyenne and Laramie. While employed by the state, he earned a Master of Public Administration degree in 1994 from UW. Then he joined Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center in Cheyenne as an HR Representative for 8 years and administer the benefits for about 2,500 employees and managers. For the last 7 years, he’s worked as a gallery guard at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
Scott’s father, Stanley Court was born in Oakland CA but grew up in Frannie and Cody, living with his grandmother. He graduated from Cody HS. Stanley worked for Husky Oil Refinery for 41 years. Scott’s mother, Mary Court, grew up in Manderson and graduated from HS there. After working at the Husky refinery office and the Cody Enterprise, she got her dream job–assistant librarian at Cody Junior High, a position she filled for about 19 years.
Scott won the Republican primary in 2016, going on to defeat Democrat Paul Fees and an Independent, Sandy Newsome, in the general election to the District 24 seat in the Wyoming House.
Contact him at Scott.Court@wyoleg.gov
In the 2017 legislative session he voted against raising the minimum wage but, otherwise, voted with the Equality State Policy Center positions on all bills brought to a vote.
The Cody Enterprise published the following on him:
“I think we need to do everything we can to bring the coal industry back,” Court said. “We need to get the coal miners back to work.”
In addition to restoring the coal industry back to its full potential, Court said he wants to bring presidential primaries back to the state.
“We have now what we call a caucus and in this past election we didn’t allow the Republican people to even take part or vote, except the precinct people,” Court said. “So we need to push the state to have a presidential primary, which would allow everybody, all the registered voters, to be able to go in and place a vote.”
Court, who works at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West as a seasonal/part-time gallery guard, said he is a Wyoming native and “political junkie.” Court added he believes he is at the time in his life that he can be devoted to the office.
“I think another strength is my education,” he said. “I’m a Cody native. I graduated from Cody High School. I went to Northwest Community College. I received my B.A. of Arts at the University of Wyoming in secondary education. I went on to receive my master’s of public administration from the University of Wyoming. Then I received a warehousing certificate from Laramie County Community College. All my education, all of my schooling has been in the state of Wyoming.”
Court’s prior experience in politics includes serving as a precinct committeeman twice in Cheyenne.
State Rep HD 25 Laursen 2 yrs $150/day Powell & North
State Rep HD 26 Flitner 2 yrs $150/day Lovell, Greybull
State Rep HD 28 Winters 2 yrs $150/day Meeteetse, Basin, Thermop
Contact Our Legislators
Senator Henry H.R. “Hank” Coe
Senator Wyatt Agar
Representative Scott B. Court
Representative Jamie Flitner
Representative Dan Laursen
Representative David Northrup
Representative Nathan Winters
Representative Mike Greear
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