Montana Senate

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Montana State Senate
Montana Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 4, 2021
Leadership
President
Mark Blasdel (R)
since January 4, 2021
President pro Tempore
Jason Ellsworth (R)
since January 4, 2021
Majority Leader
Cary Smith (R)
since January 4, 2021
Minority Leader
Jill Cohenour (D)
since January 4, 2021
Structure
Seats50
Current Structure of the Montana Senate
Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (31)

Minority

Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle V, Section 2, Montana Constitution
Salary$92.64/day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(25 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(25 seats)
RedistrictingMontana Districting and Apportionment Commission
Meeting place
MK01785 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 Legislature, the state legislative branch of the U.S. state of Montana. The body is composed of 50 senators elected for four years.[1]

Composition of the Senate[edit]

67th Legislature – 2021–2022
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
65th Legislature (2017-2018) 32 18 50 0
66th Legislature (2019-2020) 30 20 50 0
67th Legislature (2021-2022) 31 19 50 0
Latest voting share 62% 38%

Leaders[edit]

The leaders of the Montana Senate include:[2]

Position Name Party
President of the Senate Mark Blasdel Republican
President pro tempore Jason Ellsworth Republican
Majority Leader Cary Smith Republican
Majority Whips Douglas Kary Republican
Steve Fitzpatrick Republican
Gordon Vance Republican
Minority Leader Jill Cohenour Democratic
Minority Whips Pat Flowers Democratic
Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic
Diane Sands Democratic

Members of the Montana Senate[edit]

Montana limits its State Senators to two four-year terms (8 years) in any 16-year period.

District Senator Party Residence First elected
1 Mike Cuffe Rep Eureka 2018
2 Carl Glimm Rep Kila 2020
3 Keith Regier Rep Kalispell 2016
4 Mark Blasdel Rep Kalispell 2014
5 Bob Keenan Rep Bigfork 2014
6 Greg Hertz Rep Polson 2020
7 Bob Brown Rep Thompson Falls 2020
8 Susan Webber Dem Browning 2018
9 Bruce Gillespie Rep Ethridge 2018
10 Steve Fitzpatrick Rep Great Falls 2016
11 Tom Jacobson Dem Great Falls 2018
12 Carlie Boland Dem Great Falls 2018
13 Brian Hoven Rep Great Falls 2014
14 Russel Tempel Rep Chester 2016
15 Ryan Osmundson Rep Buffalo 2016
16 Mike Fox Dem Hays 2020
17 Mike Lang Rep Malta 2016
18 Steve Hinebauch Rep Wibaux 2016
19 Kenneth Bogner Rep Miles City 2018
20 Duane Ankney Rep Colstrip 2014
21 Jason Small Rep Busby 2016
22 Douglas Kary Rep Billings 2014
23 Tom McGillvray Rep Billings 2020
24 Mary McNally Dem Billings 2014
25 Jen Gross Dem Billings 2016
26 Chris Friedel Rep Billings 2020
27 Cary Smith Rep Billings 2014
28 Brad Molnar Rep Laurel 2020
29 David Howard Rep Park City 2014
30 John Esp Rep Big Timber 2018
31 Christopher Pope Dem Bozeman 2020
32 Pat Flowers Dem Belgrade 2018
33 Jennifer Pomnichowski Dem Bozeman 2014
34 Gordon Vance Rep Bozeman 2014
35 Walt Sales Rep Manhattan 2020
36 Jeffrey Welborn Rep Dillon 2016
37 Ryan Lynch Dem Butte 2020
38 Edith McClafferty Dem Butte 2016
39 Mark Sweeney Dem Helena 2020
40 Terry Gauthier Rep Helena 2016
41 Janet Ellis Dem Helena 2018
42 Jill Cohenour Dem East Helena 2014
43 Jason Ellsworth Rep Hamilton 2018
44 Theresa Manzella Rep Hamilton 2020
45 Ellie Boldman Dem Missoula 2020
46 Shannon O'Brien Dem Helena 2020
47 Daniel Salomon Rep Ronan 2016
48 Nate McConnell Dem Missoula 2018
49 Diane Sands Dem Missoula 2014
50 Bryce Bennett Dem Missoula 2018

Past composition of the Senate[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Legislature". Archived from the original on May 25, 2018. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Leaders". Archived from the original on December 30, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2017.

External links[edit]

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