Matt Rosendale

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Matt Rosendale
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Auditor of Montana
Assumed office
January 2, 2017
Governor Steve Bullock
Preceded by Monica Lindeen
Member of the Montana Senate
from the 18th district
In office
January 7, 2013 – January 2, 2017
Preceded by John Brenden
Succeeded by Steve Hinebauch
Member of the Montana House of Representatives
from the 38th district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 7, 2013
Preceded by Dennis Getz
Succeeded by Alan Doane
Personal details
Born Matthew Martin Rosendale
(1960-07-07) July 7, 1960 (age 58)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jean
Children 3
Education Chesapeake College

Matthew Martin Rosendale (born July 7, 1960)[1] is the current Auditor for the State of Montana. Previously, he was a member of the Montana Legislature. In 2010, Rosendale started his career in politics and was elected to represent House District 38[2] in the Glendive area. Later, he was elected to the State Senate for the 2013 and 2015 sessions.

In July 2017, Rosendale announced that he would seek the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Jon Tester in Montana's 2018 U.S. Senate election.[3] On June 5, 2018, Rosendale won Montana's 2018 Republican U.S. Senate primary.[4]

Early life, education and career[edit]

Before running for public office, Rosendale worked in real estate, real estate development, and land management. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland,[5] Rosendale served as Majority Leader of the Montana State Senate during the 2015-2016 session.[6]

Electoral history[edit]

2010 General Election for Montana's 38th House of Representatives District[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Rosendale 1,932 52.69
Democratic Dennis Getz (incumbent) 1,735 47.31
Total votes 3,667 100
Republican gain from Democratic
2012 General Election for Montana's 18th Senate District[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Rosendale 5,929 67.60
Democratic Fred Lake 2,842 32.40
Total votes 8,771 100
Republican primary results for Montana's At-Large Congressional District[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ryan Zinke 43,766 33.25
Republican Corey Stapleton 38,591 29.32
Republican Matthew Rosendale 37,965 28.84
Republican Elsie Arntzen 9,011 6.85
Republican Drew Turiano 2,290 1.74
Total votes 131,623 100
Montana State Auditor Election, 2016[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Rosendale 256,378 53.6
Democratic Jesse Laslovich 221,551 46.4
Total votes 477,929 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

Personal life[edit]

Rosendale and his wife, Jean, have three sons. They own a ranch north of Glendive.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drake, Phil (July 3, 2018). "Who is Matt Rosendale? Trump rally to support Montana's GOP Senate candidate". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved 31 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Montana Legislature. "Matthew Rosendale". Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Pathé, Simone (July 31, 2017). "Republican Matt Rosendale Challenging Montana's Jon Tester". Roll Call. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Drake, Phil (June 5, 2018). "Rosendale wins Montana GOP Senate primary". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Matt M. Rosendale - Commissioner of Securities and Insurance". csimt.gov. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Montana Legislature: 64th Session". leg.mt.gov. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  7. ^ "2010 Statewide Montana General Election Canvas" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved January 31, 2018. 
  8. ^ "2012 Statewide Montana General Election Canvas" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved January 31, 2018. 
  9. ^ "2014 Statewide Montana Primary Election Canvas" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Montana Auditor Results: Matt Rosendale Wins". 1 August 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2018 – via NYTimes.com. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Monica Lindeen
Auditor of Montana
2017–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Denny Rehberg
Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Montana
(Class 1)

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