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Dalton Banks is a WY House Representative for House District 26 in Big Horn and Park Counties that has served from Jan 2023 to the present. He has received a positive score for all three categories of Representation, Competence and Integrity and therefore has been ranked as High Trust.
He is up for reelection in 2024.
“We’ve got to stand up and say, ‘Look, you guys have started [us in] the wrong direction,’” Banks said. “And now I’m just married, and these things are going to affect my family, my future children. And nobody has a bigger stake in it than I do.”
Overall Bank earns a (+) for Representation.
It appears that Banks missed one vote in 2023 General Session:
- 2/23/23 – HB82 Concurrence vote.
Banks appears to behave appropriately in public and to the public.
In 2023 Banks was the primary sponsor of 4 bills, and he co-sponsored 25 bills and 1 joint resolution. Favored sponsorship topics appear to be protection of children, education and private property related issues. For more on Banks see his legislator webpage.
2023-House Agriculture, State and Public Lands & Water Resources
2023-House Minerals, Business & Economic Development
2023-Select Committee on Legislative Facilities, Technology and Process
2023-CSG West – Agriculture and Water
Banks scored a (+) for Constitutional Competence with an average of 100% on the constitutional issues listed below. Constitutional issue categories that have a “N/A” grade, refer to bills that Banks did not have the opportunity to vote on.
Constitutional Bill Vote Scores
|Separation of Governmental Powers||100|
|1st Amendment/ Right to Healthcare Decisions (Covid Mandates)||100|
|2nd Amendment / Right to Self Defense||100|
|4th & 5th Amendments||100|
|Right to Life/ Pro-Life||100|
|Protection of Children/ Parental Rights (Transgender Issues)||100|
|Sectarianism Prohibited in Schools (Critical Race Theory Issue)||N/A|
Because we have not found any conflicts of interest for Banks, he receives a (+) for Integrity.
According to Bank’s 2023 State Elected Officials Financial Disclosure available at Wyofile, he reported the following:
- Employed as Public Works Operator for Town of Cowley
The table below shows all campaign contributions reported by the WY Secretary of State for Dalton Banks.
In 2022 he received 11 campaign donations that total approximately $5,200.00 with two coming from PACs and the remainder from individual people.
- $100 from MDU Resources Group Good Government Fund (ESG compliant)
Click the arrows at the top of columns to sort the data by name, date, $ amount, etc. (Data is publicly available records obtained from the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Wyoming’s Campaign Finance Information System)
|Contributor Name||Recipient Name||Recipient Type||Contribution Type||Date||Filing Status||Amount||City State Zip|
|MDU RESOURCES GROUP GOOD GOVERNMENT FUND (BISMARCK)||DALTON BANKS||CANDIDATE||MONETARY||9/15/2022||FILED||100||BISMARCK, ND 58506|
|WYOMING MINING ASSOCIATION PAC (WMA) (CHEYENNE)||DALTON BANKS||CANDIDATE||MONETARY||9/12/2022||FILED||200||CHEYENNE, WY 82001|
|FRENCH, LARRY (POWELL)||DALTON BANKS||CANDIDATE||MONETARY||8/4/2022||FILED||200||POWELL, WY 82435|
|GAMS, MICHELLE (BILLINGS)||DALTON BANKS||CANDIDATE||MONETARY||7/18/2022||FILED||150||BILLINGS, MT 59102|
|LEACH, SHEILA (CODY)||DALTON BANKS||CANDIDATE||MONETARY||7/14/2022||FILED||50||CODY, WY 82414|
|EVANS , JANET (GREYBULL)||DALTON BANKS||CANDIDATE||MONETARY||7/11/2022||FILED||100||GREYBULL, WY 82426|
|GAMS, JOHN (COWLEY)||DALTON BANKS||CANDIDATE||MONETARY||6/11/2022||FILED||1000||COWLEY, WY 82420|
|GAMS, SYLVIA (COWLEY)||DALTON BANKS||CANDIDATE||MONETARY||6/11/2022||FILED||1500||COWLEY, WY 82420|
|PRICE, KENDRA (LOVELL)||DALTON BANKS||CANDIDATE||MONETARY||6/6/2022||FILED||1500||LOVELL, WY 82431|
|MONK, CHARLES (COWLEY)||DALTON BANKS||CANDIDATE||MONETARY||5/31/2022||FILED||200||COWLEY, WY 82420|
|JOLLEY, NASH (LOVELL)||DALTON BANKS||CANDIDATE||MONETARY||5/27/2022||FILED||200||LOVELL, WY 82431|
According to Evidence Based Wyoming generated data:
- Banks scored a 100% as a Fiscal Conservative for 2023 legislative session
- Banks earned the Conservative Political Leaning Ranking for 2023 legislative session
According to WyoRINO:
- Banks’ Index Score for 2023 legislative session was 100%, meaning he adhered to the Republican Party Platform 100% of the time.
In 2023 Banks sponsored 4 bills and co-sponsored 25 bills. Bill topics/subjects that Banks appeared to favor sponsorship for include protection of the unborn, children and students. See more at Bank’s WY legislative page.