Alan Hale (politician)

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Alan Hale
Member of the Montana House of Representatives
from the 77th district
In office
Preceded byScott Mendenhall
Succeeded byKirk Wagoner
Personal details
BornFebruary 24, 1953
McNary, Arizona
DiedApril 23, 2016
East Helena, Montana
Political partyRepublican
Professionbusiness owner

Alan Hale (February 24, 1953 — April 23, 2016) was an American political figure who served as a Republican member of the Montana Legislature. He was elected to House District 77[1] which represents the Jefferson County area.[2] Hale gained attention when he argued that DUI laws are harmful to small business owners.[3][4][5]

This is a locator map showing Jefferson County in Montana.

Political experience[edit]

Born in McNary, a census-designated place in Arizona, Hale was elected in 2010 to represent District 77 in the Montana House of Representatives.[6][7] In 2012, however, he lost the Republican primary to Kirk Wagoner.[2]

Death and family[edit]

Alan Hale died at his home in East Helena two months past his 63rd birthday.[8] He and his wife Gail were the parents of five children.[9][10]

Professional experience[edit]

  • Owner of Silver Saddle Bar and Café
  • Business Manager
  • Logger
  • Miner
  • Truck Driver
  • Construction Worker[2]


  1. ^ Hale, Alan. "Montana Legislature". Retrieved 29 January 2012. {when accessed on October 3, 2016, this link was no longer active}
  2. ^ a b c "Representative Alan Hale Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  3. ^ Leibowitz, Barry. ""Bar fight" over DUI: Montana rep. says drunk driving laws hurt businesses like his bar" (CBS News, April 4, 2011) {photograph included}
  4. ^ "Activists say Montana lawmaker's speech perpetuates boozy image" (Billings Gazette, April 1, 2011) {photograph included}
  5. ^ Dockery, Stephen (1 April 2011). "Montana lawmaker's speech perpetuates boozy image". Business Week. Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2012. {when accessed on October 3, 2016, this link was no longer active}
  6. ^ "Protesters Gather Outside Obama Town Hall Meeting On Health Care / In This Photo: Myron Kovash, Alan Hale" (Anne Sherwood / Getty Images / North America, August 13, 2009)
  7. ^ Alan Hale at THE MONTANA LEGISLATURE website
  8. ^ "In Memory of Alan L. Hale" (, April 23, 2016)
  9. ^ "Alan Hale, 63" (Montana Standard, May 10, 2016) {photograph included}
  10. ^ "Hale, Alan L." (Independent Record, May 11, 2016) {photograph included}