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Montana State Senate
Montana State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 2, 2017
Leadership
Scott Sales (R)
Since January 2, 2017
President pro Tempore
Bob Keenan (R)
Since January 2, 2017
Majority Leader
Fred Thomas (R)
Since January 2, 2017
Minority Leader
Jon Sesso (D)
Since January 5, 2015
Structure
Seats 50
Current Structure of the Montana Senate
Political groups
Length of term
4 years
Authority Article V, Section 2, Montana Constitution
Salary $82.64/day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2016
(25 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2018
(25 seats)
Redistricting Montana 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 State Legislature, the state legislative branch of the US state of Montana. The body is composed of 50 senators.[1]

Composition of the Senate[edit]

65th Legislature – 2017–2019
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
64th Legislature (2015-2017) 29 21 50 0
65th Legislature (2017-2019) 32 18 50 0
Latest voting share 64% 36%

Officers[2][edit]

Position Name Party
President of the Senate Scott Sales Republican
President pro tempore Bob Keenan Republican
Majority Leader Fred Thomas Republican
Majority Whips Mark Blasdel Republican
Edward Buttrey Republican
Cary Smith Republican
Minority Leader Jon Sesso Democratic
Minority Whips Tom Facey Democratic
Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic

Members of the Montana Senate[edit]

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

District Senator Party Residence First elected
1 Chas Vincent Rep Libby 2010
2 Dee L. Brown Rep Hungry Horse 2012
3 Keith Regier Rep Kalispell 2016
4 Mark Blasdel Rep Somers 2014
5 Bob Keenan Rep Kalispell 2014
6 Albert Olszewski Rep Kalispell 2016
7 Jennifer Fielder Rep Thompson Falls 2012
8 Lea Whitford Dem Cut Bank 2014
9 Llew Jones Rep Conrad 2010
10 Steve Fitzpatrick Rep Great Falls 2016
11 Edward Buttrey Rep Great Falls 2014
12 Mary Sheehy Moe Dem Great Falls 2014
13 Brian Hoven Rep Great Falls 2014
14 Russel Tempel Rep Chester 2016
15 Ryan Osmundson Rep Buffalo 2016
16 Frank Smith Dem Poplar 2016
17 Mike Lang Rep Malta 2016
18 Steve Hinebauch Rep Wibaux 2016
19 Frederick Moore Rep Miles City 2010
20 Duane Ankney Rep Colstrip 2014
21 Jason Small Rep Busby 2016
22 Douglas Kary Rep Billings 2014
23 Roger Webb Rep Billings 2012
24 Mary McNally Dem Billings 2014
25 Jen Gross Dem Billings 2016
26 Margaret MacDonald Dem Helena 2016
27 Cary Smith Rep Billings 2014
28 Tom Richmond Rep Billings 2016
29 David Howard Rep Park City 2014
30 Nels Swandel Rep Wilsall 2014
31 Mike Phillips Dem Bozeman 2012
32 Jedediah Hinkle Rep Bozeman 2014
33 Jennifer Pomnichowski Dem Bozeman 2014
34 Gordon Vance Rep Bozeman 2014
35 Scott Sales Rep Bozeman 2012
36 Jeffrey Welborn Rep Dillon 2016
37 Jon Sesso Dem Butte 2012
38 Edith McClafferty Dem Butte 2016
39 Gene Vuckovich Dem Anaconda 2010
40 Terry Gauthier Rep Helena 2016
41 Mary Caferro Dem Helena 2010
42 Jill Cohenour Dem East Helena 2014
43 Pat Connell Rep Hamilton 2014
44 Fred Thomas Rep Stevensville 2012
45 Dick Barrett Dem Missoula 2012
46 Sue Malek Dem Missoula 2012
47 Daniel Salomon Rep Ronan 2016
48 Cynthia Wolken Dem Missoula 2014
49 Diane Sands Dem Missoula 2014
50 Tom Facey Dem Missoula 2010

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Legislature". Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Leaders". Retrieved 12 January 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)