Champ Edmunds

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Champ Edmunds
Champ Edmunds 2013.jpg
Member of the Montana House of Representatives
from the 100th district
Assumed office
January 2010
Preceded by Bill Nooney
Personal details
Born Richard Champion Edmunds, Jr.
(1963-09-09) September 9, 1963 (age 53)
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Montana,
Religion Christianity
Website Campaign website

Richard Champion Edmunds, Jr. (born September 9, 1963) was a Republican member of the Montana Legislature and is running for Montana State Auditor in 2016.

Personal and professional life[edit]

Edmunds served as a submariner in the United States Navy for 10 years from 1984-1994. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Montana in Accounting and Finance. He has two children, one of whom previously served in the United States Army.[1] Edmunds is a mortgage consultant at Wells Fargo Bank in Missoula, where he specializes in Military mortgages.[2]

Edmunds Elk Hunting

Political career[edit]

2010 Election[edit]

Edmunds was elected to the Montana Legislature to represent House District 100[3] which represents a portion of the Missoula area on November 2, 2010 and was officially sworn into office on January 3, 2011. He had no primary opponent and beat the Democratic challenger in the general election.[4]

2012 Election[edit]

Edmunds was re-elected to the Montana Legislature in 2012, he was unopposed in the primary and beat the Democratic challenger earning 56% of the vote.

2014 U.S. Senate Election[edit]

Edmunds unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat then held by John Walsh.[5]

Edmunds officially announced his run for U.S. Senate at a press conference at Bitterroot Motors in Missoula on February 28, 2013. He spoke to about 50 supporters, party leaders and residents from Missoula and the Bitterroot.

Edmunds said that if elected, he was ready to start fixing Washington. “First with a balanced budget amendment, and then with a prohibition of legislative riders, changing those two things alone in Washington would solve most of the problems they have there.” Edmunds concluded, “I am ready to reduce the size of the Federal Government and stand for Montana as your civil servant.”[citation needed]

Edmunds characterized himself as a "fighter" telling how he had worked throughout life to counter the facial palsy that afflicted him at birth. He said he wants to see a new face in Washington D.C.[6]

2016 Montana State Auditor Election[edit]

On April 2, 2015, Edmunds announced he was running for Montana State Auditor in 2016.[7]


  1. ^ Missoulian. "Champ Edmunds". Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Wells Fargo. "Champ Edmunds". Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Montana Legislature. "Champ Edmunds". Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Ballotpedia=. "Champ Edmunds". Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "2014 Statewide Primary Election Canvass", p. 2. Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  6. ^ US Senate. "Champ Edmunds". Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  7. ^ [1]

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