Montana House of Representatives

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Montana House of Representatives
Montana State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 3, 2013
Leadership
Speaker of the House
Mark Blasdel (R)
since January 3, 2011
Speaker pro Tempore
Austin Knudsen (R)
since January 3, 2011
Majority Leader
Gordon Vance (R)
since January 3, 2011
Minority Leader
Chuck Hunter (D)
since January 3, 2011
Structure
Seats 100
Current Structure of the Montana House of Representatives
Political groups

Governing Party

Opposition Party

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article V, Montana Constitution
Salary $82.64/day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2012
(100 seats)
Next election
November 4, 2014
(100 seats)
Redistricting Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission
Meeting place
House Chambers Lewis and Clark Meet the Flathead Indians.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Montana State Capitol
Helena, Montana
Website
Montana House of Representatives

The Montana House of Representatives is, with the Montana Senate, one of the two houses of the Montana Legislature. Composed of 100 members, the House elects its leadership every two years.

Composition of the House[edit]

63rd Legislature – 2013–2015
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Constitution Vacant
60th Legislature (2007-2009) 49 50 1 100 0
61st Legislature (2009-2011) 50 50 0 100 0
62nd Legislature (2011-2013) 32 68 0 100 0
63rd Legislature (2013-2015) 39 61 0 100 0
Latest voting share 39% 61%

In the event that the parties have a tie in number of members, the speaker and other officers are elected from the party who holds the governor's office. Thus, during the 61st legislature from 2007-2009, the Montana Democratic Party led the tied legislature as a result of the victory of Democrat Brian Schweitzer in the 2004 election.[1]

Current leadership[edit]

Office Representative Party
Speaker of the House Mark Blasdel Republican
State House Speaker Pro Tempore Austin Knudsen Republican
State House Majority Leader Gordon Vance Republican
State House Majority Whip Mike Cuffe Republican
State House Majority Whip Cary Smith Republican
State House Majority Whip Jeffrey Welborn Republican
State House Majority Whip Christy Clark Republican
State House Minority Leader Chuck Hunter Democratic
State House Minority Caucus Leader Bryce Bennett Democratic
State House Minority Whip Margaret MacDonald Democratic
State House Minority Whip Edie McClafferty Democratic

Current members[edit]

District Representative Party Residence
1 Gerald Bennett Republican Libby
2 Mike Cuffe Republican Eureka
3 Jerry O'Neil Republican Columbia Falls
4 Ed Lieser Democratic Whitefish
5 Keith Regier Republican Kalispell
6 Carl Glimm Republican Kila
7 Randy Brodehl Republican Kalispell
8 Steve Lavin Republican Kalispell
9 Scott Reichner Republican Bigfork
10 Mark Blasdel Republican Somers
11 Greg Hertz Republican Polson
12 Daniel Salomon Republican Ronan
13 Pat Ingraham Republican Thompson Falls
14 Nicholas Schwaderer Republican Superior
15 Frosty Boss Ribs Democratic Heart Butte
16 Lea Whitford Democratic Cut Bank
17 Christy Clark Republican Choteau
18 Jesse O'Hara Republican Great Falls
19 Roger Hagan Republican Great Falls
20 Steve Fitzpatrick Republican Great Falls
21 Jean Price Democratic Great Falls
22 Casey Schreiner Democratic Great Falls
23 Carlie Boland Democratic Great Falls
24 Brian Hoven Republican Great Falls
25 Tom Jacobson Democratic Great Falls
26 Robert Mehlhoff Democratic Great Falls
27 Rob Cook Republican Conrad
28 Roy Hollandsworth Republican Brady
29 Ryan Osmundson Republican Buffalo
30 Bill Harris Republican Winnett
31 Bridget Smith Democratic Wolf Point
32 Clarena Brockie Democratic Harlem
33 Kris Hansen Republican Havre
34 Wendy Warburton Republican Helena
35 Mike Lang Republican Malta
36 Austin Knudsen Republican Culbertson
37 David Halvorson Republican Sidney
38 Alan Doane Republican Bloomfield
39 Lee Randall Republican Broadus
40 Bill McChesney Democratic Miles City
41 Rae Peppers Democratic Lame Deer
42 Carolyn Pease-Lopez Democratic Billings
43 Duane Ankney Republican Colstrip
44 Jonathan McNiven Republican Huntley
45 Tom Berry Republican Roundup
46 Clayton Fiscus Republican Billings
47 Daniel Zolnikov Republican Billings
48 Douglas Kary Republican Billings
49 Mary McNally Democratic Billings
50 Dennis Lenz Republican Billings
51 Kelly McCarthy Democratic Billings
52 Virginia Court Democratic Billings
53 Dave Hagstrom Republican Billings
54 Margaret MacDonald Democratic Billings
55 Cary Smith Republican Billings
56 Don Jones Republican Billings
57 Sarah Laszloffy Republican Laurel
58 Krayton Kerns Republican Laurel
59 Joanne Blyton Republican Joliet
60 David Howard Republican Park City
61 Alan Redfield Republican Livingston
62 Reilly Neill Democratic Livingston
63 Franke Wilmer Democratic Bozeman
64 Tom Woods Democratic Bozeman
65 Kathleen Williams Democratic Bozeman
66 JP Pomnichowski Democratic Bozeman
67 Gordon Vance Republican Bozeman
68 Kelly Flynn Republican Townsend
69 Ted Washburn Republican Bozeman
70 Kerry White Republican Bozeman
71 Ray Shaw Republican Sheridan
72 Jeffrey Welborn Republican Dillon
73 Pat Noonan Democratic Butte
74 Ryan Lynch Democratic Butte
75 Edith McClafferty Democratic Butte
76 Amanda Curtis Democratic Butte
77 Kirk Wagoner Republican Montana City
78 Steve Gibson Republican East Helena
79 Chuck Hunter Democratic Helena
80 Liz Bangerter Republican Helena
81 Galen Hollenbaugh Democratic Helena
82 Jenny Eck Democratic Helena
83 Wylie Galt Republican Martinsdale
84 Mike Miller Republican Helena
85 Gordon Pierson Democratic Deer Lodge
86 Kathy Swanson Democratic Anaconda
87 Patrick Connell Republican Hamilton
88 Ron Ehli Republican Hamilton
89 Nancy Ballance Republican Hamilton
90 Edward Greef Republican Florence
91 David Moore Republican Missoula
92 Bryce Bennett Democratic Missoula
93 Douglas Coffin Democratic Missoula
94 Ellie Hill Democratic Missoula
95 Tom Steenberg Democratic Missoula
96 Carolyn Squires Democratic Missoula
97 Nancy Wilson Democratic Missoula
98 Jenifer Gursky Democratic Missoula
99 Kimberly Dudik Democratic Missoula
100 Champ Edmunds Republican Missoula

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Coordinates: 46°35′09″N 112°01′06″W / 46.58583°N 112.01833°W / 46.58583; -112.01833