Big Sky Country

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Big Sky Country
Capital Oklahoma City
Largest city Oklahoma City
Regions States
Great Plains Kansas
Nebraska
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Rocky Mountains Alaska
Idaho
Montana
Utah
Wyoming
Area  Ranked 1st
 - Total 1,454,351 sq mi
3,766,877 km²
 - % water 7.01
Population  Ranked 8th
 - Total 14,797,410
 - Density 10.17/sq mi 
3.92/km² (8th)
Governor Keiko Kagura (R-MT)
U.S. Senators
 - Great Plains Valeria Smith (R-OK)
Rayne Cauthon (R-KS)
 - Rocky Mountains Thomas Cabell (R-UT)
James Lightfoot (R-WY)
U.S. Congressmen
 - Rocky Mountains Lucien Kaine (D-UT)  - Rocky Mountains Brad Johnson (D-UT)
Abbreviation BSC
Web site Big Sky Country Government

The Superreion of the Big Sky Country comprises of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions, consisting of ten States and nearly half the landmass of the United States. Although it is the largest superregion in the nation in geographic size, only about 5.2% of the nation's population lives within it. Nine of its states are within the contigious United States, and Alaska is detatched, making it the only Superregion aside from the West Coast not to be entirely connected by land.

It was named, presumably, after Montana's nickname - "Big Sky Country" - in order to emphasize the region's clean air, open space, and distant horizons.


Contents

Adjacent Superregions

Politics

The Big Sky Country has the dubious distinction of being the most heavily slanted Superregion in the country. Registered Republicans in the Big Sky outnumber Democrats 2:1. Big Sky as a whole, and both regions within it, have only three Democrats to higher office - two of them Lt. Governors and one a Congressman. The legislature has flirted with a Republican super-majority since 2008.


Election 2008

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Office Holders

Executive

Year Governor Lt. Governor
Name Party State Name Party State
2009 Daniel Mallory5 Republican Oklahoma Roger Hoyle1 Democrat Alaska
2010
Vacant
2011 Duke Williams Republican Kansas
2012
2013 Duke Williams Republican Kansas Vacant
2014
2015 Daniel Mallory Republican Oklahoma Graham Cummings Democrat Utah
2016
2017
2018
2019 Damien Austin Democrat Oklahoma David Anderson CU Montana
2020 Vacant
2021 Tom McLaughlin Democrat Oklahoma Carry Ann Yearling Republican Utah
2022
2023 Keiko Kagura Republican Montana
2024
2025
2026

Legislature

Year Legislature Year
House Senate
GOP DNC CU Speaker Maj. Leader Min. Leader GOP DNC CU President PT Maj. Leader Min. Leader
2009 64 37 N Calvin Broadmouth
(WY)
Andrew Stark Lt. Gov None 2009
2010 2010
John Sanders
2011 63 38 Waylon Grabowski Edwin Borodin 2011
2012 2012
2013 67 34 Michael Worthams Graham Cummings 2013
2014 2014
2015 61 34 6 Libby Tonks 21 11 2 Newt Vanleer
(ID)
Alexander North Hank Johnson 2015
2016 2016
2017 55 35 11 17 15 2 James Lightfoot, Jr. 2017
2018 2018
2019 55 35 11 Carry Ann Yearling Lucien Kaine 18 14 2 2019
2020 2020
2021 60 31 10 Graham Cummings 19 14 1 Noel Peterson 2021
2022 2022
2023 56 38 7 Arty Zipolo 18 15 1 2023
2024 2024

Senators

Senators
Year Great Plains Year Rocky Mountains Year
Class 1 Class 3 Class 2 Class 3
2008 - Valeria Smith
(R-OK)
Vacant - 2008 - William Pope4
(R-ID)
Vacant - 2008
2009 Joshua Long
(R-KS)
2009 Lucien Cobb2
(R-UT)
2009
2010 2010 Adrian McConnell3
(R-ID)
2010
2011 - 2011 2011
Rufus Cato
(R-MT)6
2012 2012 2012
Keiko Kagura
(R-MT)
2013 2013 - 2013
2014 2014 2014
2015 - 2015 - 2015
2016 2016 2016
Thomas Fletcher
(R-WY)
2017 - 2017 2017
2018 2018 2018

Footnotes

  • 1 Roger Hoyle died in November, 2009, but his body was not discovered untill April, 2010. During that time, he remained Lt. Gov.
  • 2 Lucien Cobb resigned in late 2009.
  • 3 Adrian McConnell resigned in mid 2011.
  • 4 William Pope resigned in mid 2012.
  • 5 Daniel Mallory resigned in 2012, immediately following the election. Duke Williams was elevated to Governor.
  • 6 Rufus Cato died in office in 2016.

Major Cities

Rank City Population
1 Oklahoma City, OK 531,324
2 Omaha, NE 414,521
3 Tulsa, OK 382,457
4 Wichita, KS 354,865
5 Anchorage, AK 275,043
6 Lincoln, NE 239,213
7 Boise, ID 193,161
8 Salt Lake City, UT 178,097
9 Overland Park, KS 164,811
10 Kansas City, KS 144,210
11 Souix Falls, SD 139,517
12 Topeka, KS 121,946
13 West Valley City, UT 118,917
14 Provo, UT 115,135
15 Olathe, KS 111,334
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