Montana Democratic Party
|Montana Democratic Party|
|National affiliation||Democratic Party|
Montana Democratic Party (MDP) is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Montana. The Montana Democratic Party is also one of the two major political parties in the U.S. state of Montana. The party is led by Chairman Jim Elliot (Trout Creek) and Vice Chair Nancy Anderson (Great Falls). The National Committeeman is Ed Tinsley (Helena) and the National Committeewoman is Jean Lemire Dahlman (Forsyth)
2008 Elections 
Controversy arose late in the 2008 elections as the Billings Gazette reported Montana Democrats as breaking campaign disclosure laws. A report came out identifying Democrats as calling voters anonymously to attack the republican candidate Jack Sands.
2012 Elections 
The upcoming 2012 elections have been identified, by prominent members of the Party as being one of the most important elections in the Party's existence. The Party wishes to re-elect Montana's U.S. Senator in Jon Tester. In addition to re-electing Jon Tester, the Party hopes to retain a number of other offices. Jon Tester believes it will not be hard to get Democrats of the State to the polling booths in early November 2012. The Senator believes the results of the 2010 elections should be enough for Democrats to come out in large numbers this time around. "".
Elected officers 
|Vice Chair||Nancy Anderson||Cascade|
|Secretary||Angela Mclean||Deer Lodge|
|National Committeeman||Ed Tinsley||Lewis & Clark|
|National Committeewoman||Jean Lemire Dahlman||Rosebud|
Current elected officials 
The Montana Democratic Party holds five of the six statewide offices and holds a majority in the Montana House of Representatives. They also hold both of the state's U.S. Senate seats.
Members of Congress 
Statewide offices 
- Governor: Brian Schweitzer
- Secretary of State: Linda McCulloch
- Attorney General: Steve Bullock
- State Auditor: Monica Lindeen
- Superintendent of Public Instruction: Denise Juneau
See also 
- Lutey, Tom (13 September 2011). "Montana Democrats broke campaign laws in 2008". Billings Gazette.
"". Helena Associated Press.