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 4, 2021
Leadership
Wylie Galt (R)
since January 4, 2021
Speaker pro Tempore
Casey Knudsen (R)
since January 4, 2021
Majority Leader
Sue Vinton (R)
since January 4, 2021
Minority Leader
Kim Abbott (D)
since January 4, 2021
Structure
Seats100
Current Structure of the Montana House of Representatives
Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (67)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle V, Montana Constitution
Salary$92.46/day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(100 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(100 seats)
RedistrictingMontana Districting and Apportionment Commission
Meeting place
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.[1]

Composition of the House[edit]

67th Legislature – 2021–2023
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
65th Legislature (2017-2018) 59 41 100 0
66th Legislature (2019-2020) 58 42 100 0
67th Legislature (2021-2022) 67 33 100 0
Latest voting share 67% 33%

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 to 2009, the Montana Democratic Party led the tied legislature as a result of the victory of Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer in the 2004 election.[2]

Current leadership[edit]

Office Representative Party
Speaker of the House Wylie Galt Republican
Speaker pro tempore Casey Knudsen Republican
Majority Leader Sue Vinton Republican
Majority Whips Seth Berglee Republican
Dennis Lenz Republican
Lola Sheldon-Galloway Republican
Derek Skees Republican
Barry Usher Republican
Minority Leader Kim Abbott Democratic
Minority Whips Tyson Runningwolf Democratic
Laurie Bishop Democratic
Derek J. Harvey Democratic

Current members[edit]

District Representative Party Residence First elected
1 Steve Gunderson Republican Libby 2016
2 Neil Duram Republican Eureka 2018
3 Braxton Mitchell Republican Columbia Falls 2020
4 Matt Regier Republican Kalispell 2016
5 Dave Fern Democratic Whitefish 2016
6 Amy Regier Republican Kalispell 2020
7 Frank Garner Republican Kalispell 2014
8 John Fuller Republican Kalispell 2018
9 Brian Putnam Republican Kalispell 2020
10 Mark Noland Republican Bigfork 2014
11 Derek Skees Republican Kalispell 2016 (2011-2013)
12 Linda Reksten Republican Polson 2020
13 Paul Fielder Republican Thompson Falls 2020
14 Denley Loge Republican St. Regis 2016
15 Marvin Weatherwax Jr. Democratic Browning 2018
16 Tyson Runningwolf Democratic Browning 2018
17 Ross Fitzgerald Republican Fairfield 2016
18 Llew Jones Republican Conrad 2018 (2005-2011)
19 Wendy McKamey Republican Great Falls 2014
20 Fred Anderson Republican Great Falls 2016
21 Edward Buttrey Republican Great Falls 2018
22 Lola Sheldon-Galloway Republican Great Falls 2016
23 Scot Kerns Republican Great Falls 2020
24 Steven Galloway Republican Great Falls 2020
25 Steve Gist Republican Cascade 2020
26 Jeremy Trebas Republican Great Falls 2020
27 Joshua Kassmier Republican Fort Benton 2018
28 Ed Hill Republican Havre 2020
29 Dan Bartel Republican Lewistown 2016
30 Wylie Galt Republican Martinsdale 2016 (2013-2015)
31 Frank Smith Democratic Poplar 2020
32 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic Box Elder 2016 (2003-2007)
33 Casey Knudsen Republican Malta 2016
34 Rhonda Knudsen Republican Culbertson 2018
35 Brandon Ler Republican Savage 2020
36 Bob Phalen Republican Lindsay 2020
37 Jerry Schillinger Republican Circle 2020
38 Kenneth Holmlund Republican Miles City 2014
39 Geraldine Custer Republican Forsyth 2014
40 Barry Usher Republican Billings 2016
41 Rynalea Whiteman Pena Democratic Lame Deer 2020
42 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Democratic Crow Agency 2016
43 Kerri Seekins-Crowe Republican Billings 2020
44 Larry Brewster Republican Billings 2020
45 Katie Zolnikov Republican Billings 2020
46 Bill Mercer Republican Billings 2018
47 Katharin Kelker Democratic Billings 2014
48 Jessica Karjala Democratic Billings 2014
49 Emma Kerr-Carpenter Democratic Billings 2018
50 Mallerie Stromswold Republican Billings 2020
51 Frank Fleming Republican Billings 2018
52 Jimmy Patelis Republican Billings 2020
53 Dennis Lenz Republican Billings 2016 (2013-2015)
54 Terry Moore Republican Billings 2018
55 Vince Ricci Republican Laurel 2014
56 Sue Vinton Republican Billings 2016
57 Fiona Nave Republican Columbus 2020
58 Seth Berglee Republican Joliet 2014
59 Marty Malone Republican Pray 2020
60 Laurie Bishop Democratic Livingston 2016
61 Jim Hamilton Democratic Bozeman 2016
62 Ed Stafman Democratic Bozeman 2020
63 Alice Buckley Democratic Bozeman 2020
64 Jane Gillette Republican Bozeman 2020
65 Kelly Kortum Democratic Bozeman 2020
66 Denise Hayman Democratic Bozeman 2014
67 Jedediah Hinkle Republican Bozeman 2020
68 Caleb Hinkle Republican Belgrade 2020
69 Jennifer Carlson Republican Manhattan 2020
70 Julie Dooling Republican Helena 2018
71 Kenneth Walsh Republican Twin Bridges 2020
72 Tom Welch Republican Dillon 2016
73 Jim Keane Democratic Butte 2016 (2001-2007)
74 Derek J. Harvey Democratic Butte 2018
75 Marta Bertoglio Republican Clancy 2020
76 Donavon Hawk Democratic Butte 2020
77 Sara Novak Democratic Helena 2020
78 Gregory Frazer Republican Deer Lodge 2020
79 Robert Farris-Olsen Democratic Helena 2018
80 Becky Beard Republican Elliston 2016
81 Mary Caferro Democratic Helena 2018 (2005-2011)
82 Moffie Funk Democratic Helena 2014
83 Kim Abbott Democratic Helena 2016
84 Mary Ann Dunwell Democratic Helena 2014
85 Michele Binkley Republican Hamilton 2020
86 David Bedey Republican Hamilton 2018
87 Ron Marshall Republican Hamilton 2020
88 Sharon Greef Republican Florence 2018
89 Katie Sullivan Democratic Missoula 2018
90 Marilyn Marler Democratic Missoula 2018
91 Connie Keogh Democratic Missoula 2018
92 Mike Hopkins Republican Missoula 2016
93 Joe Read Republican Ronan 2018 (2011-2013)
94 Tom France Democratic Missoula 2020
95 Danny Tenenbaum Democratic Missoula 2020
96 Kathy Whitman Republican Missoula 2020
97 Brad Tschida Republican Missoula 2014
98 Willis Curdy Democratic Missoula 2014
99 Mark Thane Democratic Missoula 2020
100 Andrea Olsen Democratic Missoula 2014

Committees[edit]

Four administrative committees were created by state law to manage the administrative functions of the legislative branch. These committees are Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Legislative Council, and Consumer Committee.

The Montana House of Representatives has 16 standing committees. These are:

  • Agriculture
  • Appropriations
  • Business and Labor
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Energy, Technology, and Federal Relations
  • Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
  • Human Services
  • Judiciary
  • Legislative Administration
  • Local Government
  • Natural Resources
  • Rules
  • State Administration
  • Taxation
  • Transportation[3]

In addition, Interim Committees may be appointed each legislative session.

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Legislature". Archived from the original on May 25, 2018. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Our Campaigns - MT Governor Race - Nov 02, 2004
  3. ^ "2021 House Committees of the Montana State House" (PDF). Montana State Legislature. Retrieved April 20, 2021.

External links[edit]

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