Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 4, 2008 Montana General Election

Montana

Note: Candidate pictures are the most current we have on file. Because this is a past election, they may not show a candidate’s likeness at the time of the election. Likewise, some of the links to websites, emails, and social media may be broken.
US President & Vice President (Montana)
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Bob Barr - L
Websitewww.bobbarr2008.com
Wayne Allen Root - L
Websitewww.rootforamerica.com/home/index.php
John McCain - R
Websitewww.johnmccain.com
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Sarah Palin - R
Websitewww.palinforgovernor.com/
Ralph Nader - I
Websitewww.votenader.org
Matt Gonzalez - I
Websitewww.votenader.org/about/matt-gonzalez/
Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
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Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
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Ron Paul - R
Websitewww.ronpaul.com
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Michael Peroutka
Websitewww.peroutka2004.com
US Senate
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Max Baucus - D
Websitebaucus.senate.gov
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Bob Kelleher - R
WebsiteMontana-house-of-parliament.org
US House of Representatives
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John Driscoll - D
Websiteweb.mac.com/johndriscoll37/
Mike Fellows - L
Websitewww.votefellows.org/
Denny R. Rehberg - R
Websitedennyrehberg.com
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Governor and Lieutenant Governor
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Roy Brown - R
Websiteroybrownformontana.com
Steve Daines - R
Websitestevedaines.com
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Stanley Jones - L
Michael Baker - L
Brian Schweitzer - D
Websitewww.brianschweitzer.com
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John Bohlinger - D
Websitegovernor.mt.gov/ltgov
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Montana Statewide Offices
Secretary Of State
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Brad Johnson - R
Websitefriendsofbrad.com
Linda McCulloch - D
Websitewww.mccullochformontana.com
Sieglinde Sharbono - CON
Websitewww.montanaforsharbono.com/
Attorney General
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Steve Bullock - D
Websitestevebullock.com
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Tim Fox - R
State Auditor
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Duane Grimes - R
Websitegrimesforauditor.com
Monica J. Lindeen - D
Superintendent Of Public Instruction
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Donald J. Eisenmenger - L
Elaine Sollie Herman - R
Websiteelectelainesollieherman.com/
Denise Juneau - D
Websitewww.juneauforkids.com/
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Montana Senate
State Senator District 2
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Brittany MacLean - D
Websitewww.brittanymaclean.com/
Ryan K. Zinke - R
State Senator District 3
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Mark Holston - D
Websitewww.markholston.org/
Bruce Tutvedt - R
Websitebrucetutvedt.com
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State Senator District 6
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John Brueggeman - R
Websitesenatorjohn.net
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M. Neal Donohue - CON
State Senator District 7
State Senator District 9
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Rick Ripley - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/62nd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&SessionID=94&LAWSID=1330
Erik Somerfeld - D
Websiteeriksomerfeld.com/
State Senator District 10
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Brad Hamlett - D
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/62nd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&LAWSID=6466
James Whitaker - R
State Senator District 16
Jonathan Windy Boy - D
Websitejonathanwindyboy.com
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State Senator District 18
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Shirley Baumgartner - D
John C. Brenden - R
Websitebrendenforsenate.com
State Senator District 19
State Senator District 21
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Randen Schoppe - R
Sharon Stewart Peregoy - D
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/64th/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&SessionID=109&LAWSID=13694
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State Senator District 22
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Taylor Brown - R
Websitewww.senatortaylorbrown.com
Lane L. Larson - D
State Senator District 24
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Wilfred C. Ebert - R
Kim Gillan - D
Websitegillanforcongress.com
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State Senator District 26
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Max Graham - R
Websitevotemaxgraham.com/
Lynda Moss - D
Websitelyndamossforsenate.com/
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State Senator District 27
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Gary Branae - D
Websitegarybranae.com/
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Jack Sands - R
State Senator District 33
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Nick Landeros - R
Websiteprofile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=369680279
Bob Hawks - D
Websitesenatorbobhawks.com/index2.html
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State Senator District 34
State Senator District 36
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Debby Barrett - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/62nd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&LAWSID=1437
Lynn Brown Giles - D
State Senator District 37
State Senator District 38
Jim Keane - D
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=2&SessionID=107&LAWSID=13544
State Senator District 41
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Christine Kaufmann - D
Websitewww.Ckaufmann.com
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Bob Leach - R
State Senator District 43
State Senator District 45
State Senator District 46
Carol Williams - D
Websitewilliamsformontana.com
State Senator District 47
State Senator District 50
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Cliff Larsen - D
Kandi Matthew-Jenkins - CON
Montana House
State Representative District 1
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Eileen Carney - D
WebsiteLibby.org/~jecarney
Gerald A. Bennett - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=1&SessionID=107&LAWSID=13618
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Freeman W. Johnson - CON
State Representative District 2
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Timothy P. Linehan - D
Chas V. Vincent - R
Websitechasvincent.com
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State Representative District 3
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Dee L. Brown - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_infO.asp?HouseID=2&SessionID=107&LAWSID=14366
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Michael "Mick" Holm - D
State Representative District 4
State Representative District 5
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Jake Pannell - D
Keith Regier - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/62nd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&LAWSID=6479
State Representative District 6
State Representative District 7
State Representative District 8
State Representative District 9
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Edd Blackler - D
Websiteblacklerforhd9.com
Scott M. Reichner - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&SessionID=107&LAWSID=13690
State Representative District 10
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Carla Augustad - D
Mark W. Blasdel - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/62nd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&SessionID=94&LAWSID=6480
State Representative District 11
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Pat Estenson - D
Janna Taylor - R
Websitewww.Jannataylor.com
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State Representative District 12
State Representative District 13
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Renn Bodeker - CON
Jim Elliott - D
Pat Ingraham - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/61st/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&SessionID=94&LAWSID=5143
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State Representative District 14
State Representative District 15
Forrestina "Frosty" Calf Boss Ribs - D
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/61st/leg_info.asp?HouseID=1&SessionID=94&LAWSID=6270
State Representative District 16
Shannon James Augare - D
State Representative District 17
State Representative District 18
State Representative District 19
State Representative District 20
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Jack Allen - R
Deborah J. Kottel - D
Websitewww.Debkottel.com
Terry M. Poupa - CON
State Representative District 21
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Anders Blewett - D
Websitewww.hoytblewett.com/anders-blewett.php
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Kent Holtz - CON
Rick Tryon - R
Websitewww.Ricktryon.com
State Representative District 22
State Representative District 23
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Carlie Boland - D
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/62nd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&LAWSID=6461
Lance Olson - R
State Representative District 24
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Steve Bolstad - D
Brian E. Hoven - R
Websitewww.brianhoven.net/
State Representative District 25
State Representative District 26
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Kirk Lundby - R
Robert Bob Mehlhoff - D
Websitemehlhoffhd26.com
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State Representative District 27
Llew Jones - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&SessionID=107&LAWSID=13870
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State Representative District 28
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Roy Hollandsworth - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/62nd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=1&SessionID=94&LAWSID=6468
Trudy Skari - D
State Representative District 29
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Edward B. "Ed" Butcher - R
Dan Simpson - D
State Representative District 30
State Representative District 31
Margarett H. Campbell - D
WebsiteMcampbellhd31@yahoo.com
State Representative District 32
State Representative District 33
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Kyle Austin - R
Bob Bergren - D
Websitewww.Bobbergren.com
State Representative District 34
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Perry Miller - D
Wendy Warburton - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/62nd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&LAWSID=6488
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State Representative District 35
State Representative District 36
State Representative District 37
State Representative District 38
State Representative District 39
Lee Randall - R
Websitewww.vote4leerandall.com
State Representative District 40
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Jeff Harding - R
Bill McChesney - D
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=1&SessionID=107&LAWSID=13798
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State Representative District 41
State Representative District 42
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Bill Joseph - R
Carolyn Pease-Lopez - D
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=1&SessionID=107&LAWSID=13688
State Representative District 43
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Duane Ankney - R
WebsiteAnkneyforsenate.com
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Del Dinstel - D
State Representative District 44
State Representative District 45
State Representative District 46
State Representative District 47
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Penny "Svee" Hanson - D
Dennis Himmelberger - R
State Representative District 48
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Wanda Grinde - D
Douglas Doug Kary - R
Websiteelectdougkary.com
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State Representative District 49
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Kassidy Olson - R
Kendall Van Dyk - D
Websitewww.Kendallvandyk.com
State Representative District 50
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Maria E. "Mary" Hernandez - D
Tom Mcgillvray - R
State Representative District 51
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Susan Anderson - R
Robyn Driscoll - D
Websitewww.robyndriscoll.com
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State Representative District 52
State Representative District 53
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Elsie Arntzen - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&SessionID=107&LAWSID=12925
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Linda Kay Wetzel - D
State Representative District 54
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Debra M. Bonogofsky - R
Margaret E. "Margie" MacDonald - D
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=1&SessionID=107&LAWSID=13682
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State Representative District 55
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Robert "Bob" Maxson - D
Cary Smith - R
Websitevotecarysmith.com
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State Representative District 56
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George Day - I
Donald L. "Don" Roberts - R
State Representative District 57
State Representative District 58
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Krayton D. Kerns - R
Websitewww.Kraytonkerns.org
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Don "Doc" Woerner - D
Websitewww.Docwoerner.com
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State Representative District 59
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Paul Beck - D
Websitewww.Beckforcarboncounty.com
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Scott L. Boggio - R
State Representative District 60
State Representative District 61
State Representative District 62
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Bob Ebinger - D
Neal Donaldson - R
Websitedonaldsonformontanastatehouse.com
State Representative District 63
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Tom Burnett - R
Websitetom-burnett.com
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Jennifer "JP" Pomnichowski - D
Websitewww.Jpformontana.com
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State Representative District 64
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Ken Champion - R
Franke Wilmer - D
Websitefrankewilmer.org
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State Representative District 65
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Nick Mahan - R
Brady Wiseman - D
Websitewww.Gallatindemocrats.com
State Representative District 66
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John K. Milanovich - R
Mike Phillips - D
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=2&SessionID=107&LAWSID=13804
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State Representative District 67
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Joel Steinmetz - D
Gordon Gordy Vance - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/61st/leg_info.asp?HouseID=1&SessionID=94&LAWSID=6486
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State Representative District 68
State Representative District 69
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Joe Hensleigh - D
Ted Washburn - R
Websitewww.tedwashburn.com
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State Representative District 70
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Anne Millbrooke - D
Michael "Mike" More - R
State Representative District 71
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Kim Miller - D
Websitewww.kimmillerhd71.com
Bob Wagner - R
State Representative District 72
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Frank Mastandrea - D
Jeffrey W. Welborn - R
State Representative District 73
Pat Noonan - D
Websitebuttedemocrat.com
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State Representative District 74
State Representative District 75
Edith "Edie" McClafferty - D
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=0&SessionID=107&LAWSID=12784
State Representative District 76
Jon C. Sesso - D
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=2&SessionID=107&LAWSID=12928
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State Representative District 77
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Scott Mendenhall - R
Websitemendenhallforlegislature.com
Stan Voreyer - D
State Representative District 78
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Jill Cohenour - D
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/62nd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=1&SessionID=94&LAWSID=2594
Steve Gibson - R
Websiteleg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/63rd/leg_info.asp?HouseID=1&SessionID=107&LAWSID=12615
State Representative District 79
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John S. Forbes - R
Chuck Hunter - D
Neil Templeton - I
State Representative District 80
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Mary M. Caferro - D
Tari L. Elam - R
State Representative District 81
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Tod Glenn - R
Galen Hollenbaugh - D
State Representative District 82
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Mike Menahan - D
John Sinrud - R
State Representative District 83
State Representative District 84
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Mike Miller - R
Websitemikemillerhd84.com
Pam Ponich-Hunthausen - D
Ronald S. Vandevender - L
Websiteronformontana.com
State Representative District 85
State Representative District 86
State Representative District 87
State Representative District 88
State Representative District 89
State Representative District 90
State Representative District 91
State Representative District 92
State Representative District 93
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Dick Barrett - D
Websitebarrettforsd47.com
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Steve Dogiakos - R
State Representative District 94
State Representative District 95
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Kevin Blackler - R
Websiteblacklerforsd46.com
Diane Sands - D
State Representative District 96
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Steven Eschenbacher - R
Teresa K. Henry - D
State Representative District 97
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Carol Minjares - R
Websitewww.Carolminjares.com
Michele Reinhart - D
State Representative District 98
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Will Deschamps - R
Websitewilldeschamps.com
Sue Malek - D
State Representative District 99
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Jedediah Delmeire Cox - R
Betsy Hands - D
State Representative District 100
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Willis Curdy - D
WebsiteWilliscurdy4hd98.com
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Bill Nooney - R
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Initiative 155 Healthy Montana Kids Plan
I-155 establishes the Healthy Montana Kids plan to expand and coordinate health coverage for uninsured children under the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Montana Medicaid Program, and employer-sponsored health insurance. The State Health Department may: raise income eligibility levels for children under CHIP and Medicaid; simplify transitions between CHIP and Medicaid coverage; provide assistance for children in employer-sponsored insurance; and work with health care providers, schools, organizations, and agencies to encourage enrollment of uninsured children. Funding for I-155 will come from a share of the insurance premium tax and federal matching funds.I-155 costs an estimated $22 million of state funds, paid from the treasury with a share of current revenues from the insurance premium tax. Actual expenditures will depend on other factors, including the amount of federal matching dollars and enrollment.[] FOR expanding CHIP and Medicaid eligibility for uninsured children, coordinating children's health coverage, and encouraging enrollment of eligible children.[] AGAINST expanding CHIP and Medicaid eligibility for uninsured children, coordinating children's health coverage, and encouraging enrollment of eligible children.
Constitutional Amendment No. 44 An Act Submitting To The Qualified Electors Of Montana An Amendment To Article Viii, Section 13, Of The Montana Constitution To Allow Up To 25 Percent Of Certain Public Funds To Be Invested In Private Corporate Capital Stock; And Providing An Immediate Effective Date.
The 2007 Legislature submitted this proposal for a vote. This measure would amend the Montana Constitution to allow up to 25 percent of all state trust fund assets to be invested in private corporate capital stock. Currently, the Constitution allows only Retirement Funds and Workers' Compensation Insurance Funds to be invested in private corporate capital stock.In the short term, it is expected that income will be reduced while trust monies are transferred from bonds to stocks. In the long term, if historical investment performance continues, trust fund income may increase because aggregate stock values are expected to appreciate, while bond values do not.[] FOR allowing up to 25% of all public funds presently restricted to fixed income investments to be invested in private corporate capital stock.[] AGAINST allowing up to 25% of all public funds presently restricted to fixed income investments to be invested in private corporate capital stock.
Referendum 118 An Act Submitting A 6-mill Levy For Support Of The Montana University System To The Electorate; And Providing Effective Dates And A Termination Date.
The 2007 Legislature submitted this proposal for a vote. This proposal asks Montana voters to continue the 6-mill levy to support the university system. Without voter approval, the current 6-mill levy to support the university system will expire in January 2009. If passed, this proposal would be effective on January 1, 2009 and terminate January 1, 2019.According to 2009 revenue estimates, the projected annual revenue from the 6-mill levy is $12,505,000 for 2007 and is estimated to grow at an average growth rate of 3.36% each year through tax year 2018.[] FOR imposing a levy of 6 mills for the support of the Montana university system.[] AGAINST imposing a levy of 6 mills for the support of the Montana university system.
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