Montana Senate

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Montana State Senate
Montana State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 5, 2015
Leadership
Debby Barrett (R)
since January 5, 2014
President pro Tempore
Frederick Moore (R)
since January 5, 2014
Majority Leader
Matthew Rosendale (R)
since January 5, 2014
Minority Leader
Jon Sesso (D)
since January 5, 2009
Structure
Seats 50
Current Structure of the Montana Senate
Political groups

Governing Party

Opposition Party

Length of term
4 years
Authority Article V, Section 2, Montana Constitution
Salary $82.64/day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 4, 2014
(25 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(25 seats)
Redistricting Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission
Meeting place
MK01780 Montana State Capitol Senate.jpg
Senate Chamber
Montana State Capitol
Helena, Montana
Website
Montana Senate

The Montana Senate is the upper house of the Montana State Legislature, the state legislative branch of the US state of Montana. The body is composed of 50 senators.

Composition of the Senate[edit]

64th Legislature – 2015–2017
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
60th Legislature 24 26 50 0
61st Legislature 27 23 50 0
62nd Legislature 28 22 50 0
63rd Legislature 29 21 50 0
64th Legislature 29 21 50 0
Latest voting share 58% 42%

Officers[edit]

Position Name Party
President of the Senate Debby Barrett Republican
President pro tempore Frederick Moore Republican
Majority Leader Matthew Rosendale Republican
Minority Leader Jon Sesso Democratic

Members of the Montana Senate[edit]

Montana limits its State Senators to two four-year terms in any 16-year period.

District Senator Party Residence First elected
1 Chas Vincent Rep Libby 2010
2 Dee L. Brown Rep Hungry Horse 2012
3 Bruce Tutvedt Rep Kalispell 2008
4 Mark Blasdel Rep Somers 2015
5 Bob Keenan Rep Kalispell 2015
6 Janna Taylor Rep Rollins 2015
7 Jennifer Fielder Rep Thompson Falls 2012
8 Lea Whitford Dem Cut Bank 2015
9 Llew Jones Rep Conrad 2010
10 Rick Ripley Rep Wolf Creek 2008
11 Edward Buttrey Rep Great Falls 2014
12 Mary Sheehy Moe Dem Great Falls 2014
13 Brian Hoven Rep Great Falls 2014
14 Kristin Hansen Rep Havre 2014
15 Bradley Maxon Hamlett Dem Cascade 2008
16 Jonathan Windy Boy Dem Box Elder 2008
17 John Brenden Rep Scobey 2008
18 Matthew Rosendale Rep Glendive 2012
19 Frederick Moore Rep Miles City 2010
20 Duane Ankney Rep Colstrip 2014
21 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Dem Crow Agency 2008
22 Douglas Kary Rep Billings 2014
23 Roger Webb Rep Billings 2012
24 Mary McNally Dem Billings 2014
25 Robyn Driscoll Dem Billings 2012
26 Elsie Arntzen Rep Billings 2012
27 Cary Smith Rep Billings 2014
28 Taylor Brown Rep Huntley 2008
29 David Howard Rep Park City 2014
30 Nels Swandel Rep Wilsall 2014
31 Mike Phillips Dem Bozeman 2012
32 Jedediah Hinkle Rep Bozeman 2014
33 Jennifer Pomnichowski Dem Bozeman 2014
34 Gordon Vance Rep Bozeman 2014
35 Scott Sales Rep Bozeman 2012
36 Debby Barrett Rep Dillon 2008
37 Jon Sesso Dem Butte 2012
38 Jim Keane Dem Butte 2008
39 Gene Vuckovich Dem Anaconda 2010
40 Christine Kaufmann Dem Helena 2006
41 Mary Caferro Dem Helena 2010
42 Jill Cohenour Dem East Helena 2014
43 Pat Connell Rep Hamilton 2014
44 Fred Thomas Rep Stevensville 1996
45 Dick Barrett Dem Missoula 2012
46 Sue Malek Dem Missoula 2012
47 Cliff Larsen Dem Missoula 2008
48 Cynthia Wolken Dem Missoula 2014
49 Diane Sands Dem Missoula 2014
50 Tom Facey Dem Missoula 2010

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Coordinates: 46°35′09″N 112°01′06″W / 46.58583°N 112.01833°W / 46.58583; -112.01833 (Montana state capitol)