Tim Salazar is an American politician and a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives representing District 34 since January 10, 2017.[1] He currently sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).

Tim Salazar
Tim Salazar.jpg
Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
from the 34th district
Assumed office
January 10, 2017
Preceded byRita Campbell
Personal details
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Shannon
ResidenceRiverton, Wyoming
ProfessionBusiness owner
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1989–2015
UnitUnited States Army Reserve
USA - Army Infantry Insignia.png Infantry Branch
AwardsMeritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal ribbon.svg Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal ribbon.svg Army Achievement Medal

ElectionsEdit

2014Edit

Salazar challenged incumbent Representative Rita Campbell in the Republican primary.[2] Campbell defeated Salazar and two other opponents with 42% of the vote.

2016Edit

When Campbell announced her retirement, Salazar again declared his candidacy for the seat. Salazar defeated Taylor Engum in the Republican primary with 57% of the vote and ran unopposed in the general election.[3]

2018Edit

Salazar was unopposed in the Republican primary and the general election in 2018 for House District 34.[4]

Wyoming House of RepresentativesEdit

LegislationEdit

In 2017-2018 Salazar authored or co-sponsored over 20 Bills & resolutions including:

  • HB.270, a bill providing compensation to Ranchers & Farmers whose livestock is damaged or killed by wolves who crossover from compensation areas to non-compensation areas.
  • HB.129, a bill expanding the Food Freedom Act, giving homemade food producers more liberty to sell food and beverages without state interference, exempt from state licensure packaging.
  • HB.207, a bill requiring verification of legal presence in the United States before receiving any state public benefits.
  • HB.228, a bill establishing tax credit education accounts allowing for tax credits for parents who wish to send their children to private or religious schools.
  • HB.137, a bill allowing a person with a valid concealed weapon permit to carry a concealed weapon at any meeting a government entity holds on public property.
  • HB.182, a bill requiring a physician performing an abortion or designees to inform patients of the opportunity to view an active ultrasound image & hear the fetal heartbeat.
  • HB.168, a bill expanding the Castle Doctrine of no retreat in self-defense using force, anywhere legally able to be, without criminal or civil liability.
  • HJ.07, a resolution providing for a Taxpayers Bill of Rights in the Wyoming Constitution, restricting any tax increases without voter approval.
  • HJ.06, a resolution proposing term limits on the Wyoming State Legislature.

Committee assignmentsEdit

Wyoming House Judiciary Committee

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), Wyoming Office Of Homeland Security

Political positionsEdit

Domestic issuesEdit

Salazar is a fierce opponent of tax increases. In 2016, he repeatedly adhered to no tax increase pledges and advocated state legislative restraint on government spending. In 2017, he consistently voted against any state fee increases, internet tax or sales and property tax increases in Wyoming.

Salazar is a gun-rights supporter who in 2017 co-sponsored legislation expanding the use of concealed carry in Wyoming. He has voiced his support for self-defense and the Castle Doctrine.

In 2018 Salazar authored and passed into law HB168 Stand Your Ground Law legislation, which provides criminal and civil immunity under the Castle Doctrine for those claiming self defense outside their dwelling.

Salazar is a supporter of school choice and opposes the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

On abortion, Salazar is strongly pro-life. In 2017, he supported expansion of prenatal care for low income women in Wyoming.

Salazar has been an advocate for the US military but has argued for more unconventional smaller forces in any future Counter-terrorism conflicts.

As a member of the House Judiciary Committee he has voted in favor of stronger penalties against domestic violence & child abuse. In 2019 Salazar authored HB 227 which would create the child sexual abuse protection division under the Wyoming Attorney General's office.

Salazar received an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association in 2018.

International issuesEdit

Salazar is an outspoken supporter of the State of Israel. In 2017, he co-sponsored legislation that would have prohibited Wyoming public state contracts with companies that boycott the State of Israel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tim Salazar". Ballotpedia. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "House District 34: Salazar "not running to do nothing"". The Ranger. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Statewide House Candidates Official Summary Wyoming General Election - November 8, 2016" (PDF). Wyoming Secretary of State. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "2018 Official Primary Election Results". Wyoming Secretary of State. Retrieved September 5, 2018.

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