Fred is a 4th generation Wyomingite, born in Lincoln County. Fred and his wife, Parry, live in Kemmerer with their son Christopher. Fred is the father of five children, and grandfather of six. Before being elected to the Wyoming State Senate, Fred served one term as a State Representative for House District 18.
For over 40 years, Fred has been a volunteer firefighter. He has worked with his fellow firefighters to help protect both property, and lives, in our community.
Fred has also worked to serve our community in his job as a physician assistant. Fred earned his Associates in Nursing at Casper College, and later his Bachelors in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Fred has used his professional experience in the legislature, serving on many committees and task forces regarding health care in Wyoming. Fred is a member of the Senate Labor, Health, and Social Services Committee.
As our State Senator, Fred co-sponsored legislation that created Special Health Care Districts for Senior Citizens that helps control medical costs. Fred also worked to expand health care in Rural Wyoming, cut costs for patients, and lower the cost of medical flights. He has also taken on the Opioid crisis, serving on Governor's Task Force on Opiod abuse and the NCSL's Opiod Fellowship (which has effectively helped to lower the number of Opiod deaths in our state).
A lifetime gun owner, Fred is an avid outdoors-man with a passion for hunting. Fred is a member of Bow Hunters of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. While Fred's preference for hunting is a bow, he strongly believes in our second amendment rights and hunting rights.
That is why in 2018, he co-sponsored Wyoming's Stand Your Ground Bill. This NRA/Gun Owner's Association-Endorsed legislation has worked to protect our constitutional right to bear arms.
Fred and his family are active members in the LDS Church, and is currently operating the only theater in Kemmerer.