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Wyatt Agar

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Wyatt Agar
Member of the Wyoming Senate
from the 20th district
In office
January 10, 2017 – January 4, 2021
Preceded byGerald Geis
Succeeded byEd Cooper
Personal details
Born (1981-10-02) October 2, 1981 (age 42)
Weiser, Idaho, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseJoey Agar
Residence(s)Thermopolis, Wyoming, U.S.
ProfessionPolitician, rancher, partner, deacon

Wyatt Agar (born October 2, 1981) is an American politician, rancher, partner, and deacon from Thermopolis, Wyoming who served in the Wyoming Senate from 2017 to 2021, representing the 20th legislative district of Wyoming as a Republican in the 64th and 65th Wyoming Legislatures.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Agar was born in Weiser, Idaho on October 2, 1981.


Agar is a rancher and partner in the Durbin Creek Ranch outside of Thermopolis.[3] He moved to Wyoming in 2009 for agricultural opportunities.

Agar served as both vice chairman and secretary of the Hot Springs County Republican Party. Additionally, he serves as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Thermopolis.[4]

2016 election[edit]

When incumbent Republican senator Gerald Geis announced his retirement, Agar announced his candidacy for the seat.[5][6]

Agar defeated Ron Harvey and Bob Bayuk in the Republican primary with 56% of the vote.[7] He then defeated Democrat Mary Jane Norskog in the general election with 81% of the vote.[8]

In 2017, Agar served on the following committees:

  • Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
  • Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs
  • Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
  • Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs

Between 2019 and 2020, Agar was assigned to the Joint Appropriations Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee. He also served on the Select Committee on Capital Financing and Investments and the Select Water Committee.

Agar's term began on January 10, 2017[a] and concluded on January 4, 2021.[b] He did not run for re-election in 2020.

In October 2023, Agar was elected president of the American Hereford Association.[9]

Political positions[edit]

During his 2016 campaign, Agar promoted the fostering of fiscal responsibility, defending the first and second amendments of the United States Constitution, and supporting small businesses and capitalism.

Agar received a 100% rating from the National Federation of Independent Business between 2017 and 2018.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Agar has a wife and three children. He currently resides in Thermopolis.

Agar is a founding member of the Future Cattle Producers of Wyoming.[11]

Agar is a Christian.

Electoral history[edit]

2016 Wyoming Senate District 20 general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wyatt Agar 6,893 81.39
Democratic Mary Jane Norskog 1,546 18.25
Write-in 30 0.35
Total votes 8,469 100.0
Republican hold
Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wyatt Agar 2,508 56.46
Republican Ron Harvey 1,328 29.90
Republican Bob Bayuk 599 13.48
Write-in 7 0.16
Total votes 4,442 100.0


  1. ^ According to Ballotpedia, Agar's term began on January 2, 2017.
  2. ^ According to the Wyoming Legislature, Agar served from 2017 to 2020.


  1. ^ "Senate District 20: Senator Wyatt Agar". Wyoming Legislature. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  2. ^ "Wyatt Agar". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Meet Wyatt Agara, AHA Board of Directors Candidate, Northwest Region". American Hereford Association. September 28, 2020. Retrieved August 22, 2023.
  4. ^ "Wyatt Agar (R), candidate for Wyoming State Senate, District 20". Casper Star-Tribune. June 23, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016. Limited access icon
  5. ^ "2016 Primary Election Candidate Roster" (PDF). Wyoming Secretary of State. August 1, 2016. p. 5. Retrieved April 14, 2023.
  6. ^ Pomeroy, Karla (January 19, 2016). "Thermopolis rancher declares for Senate District 20". Northern Wyoming Daily News. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  7. ^ "Statewide Senate Candidates Official Summary Wyoming Primary Election - August 16, 2016" (PDF). Wyoming Secretary of State. p. 20. Retrieved April 13, 2023.
  8. ^ "Statewide Senate Candidates Official Summary Wyoming General Election - November 8, 2016" (PDF). Wyoming Secretary of State. p. 5. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  9. ^ "Agar Elected American Hereford Association President". Western AG Reporter. October 30, 2023. Retrieved November 9, 2023.
  10. ^ "Wyatt Agar's Ratings and Endorsements". Vote Smart. Retrieved May 14, 2023.
  11. ^ "Wyatt Agar's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved May 14, 2023.

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