The Green Papers: Montana 2021 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:1,085,407 (0.35% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
2010 Census:994,416 (0.32% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Helena
 

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Montana State and Local Government


Montana gained 1 U.S. House seat in the 2020 Census and will elect 2 Representatives in 2022.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  R. Jon "Jon" Tester
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Thomas John Madigan
FEC S4MT00167

Class 2 Republican Senator  Steven "Steve" Daines
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Greg Gianforte
First elected: 2020
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Elected on a ticket with the Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Kristen Juras
First elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1 Republican Member of Congress  Matt Rosendale
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Member of Congress Rosendale is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 2.
 Candidate list (9) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Cora Neumann
FEC H2MT02100; 30 Sep 21; Tot $469,223; Dsb $87,189
  Candidate Democratic     Monica Tranel
FEC H2MT02092; 30 Sep 21; Tot $244,279; Dsb $94,145
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Thomas "Tom" Winter
FEC H2MT02126 or H0MT00090

FEC H2MT02126
  Candidate Republican     Matt Jette
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Al Olszewski
FEC H2MT02084; 30 Sep 21; Tot $300,638; Dsb $76,586
  Candidate Republican     Mary Brooks Todd
FEC H2MT00112
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress  Ryan K. Zinke
Congressman Ryan K. Zinke (Republican), who was first elected to the U.S. House in 2014 and re-elected in 2016, became Secretary of the Interior in the Trump Administration on 1 March 2017.

FEC H2MT02050; 30 Sep 21; Tot $794,256; Dsb $388,992
  Candidate Independent     Skylar Williams
FEC H2MT02118
  Candidate Independent     Curt Andrew Zygmond, Sr.
FEC H2MT02068

No Incumbent - New Seat in 118th Congress / 2020 apportionment - First election in 2022
CD 2  
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
  Candidate Democratic     Jack Ballard
FEC H2MT01094; 30 Sep 21; Tot $22,401; Dsb $3,104
  Candidate Democratic     Penny Ronning
FEC H2MT02134
  Candidate Democratic     William Charles "Bill" Schustrom, Jr.
FEC H2MT01086
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Matt Rosendale
Member of Congress Rosendale, incumbent in the old CD 1 (At-Large), is a candidate for re-election in the new CD 2.

FEC H4MT00050; 30 Sep 21; Tot $776,393; Dsb $336,831
  Candidate Republican     Charles A. Walking Child
FEC H2MT01102

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Secretary of State  Christi Jacobsen
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Attorney General  Austin Knudsen
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Auditor  Troy Downing
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent  Elsie Arntzen
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 6 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 7 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  The CONSTITUTION of the STATE OF MONTANA
Election Authority
  Montana Secretary of State
  Montana Secretary of State Elections
Democratic
  Montana Democratic Party
Republican
  Montana Republican Party
Third Party
  Montana Green Party
  Montana Libertarian Party
  Montana Libertarian Party - Facebook
Media & others
  Bigfork Eagle
  Billings Gazette
  Great Falls Tribune
  Havre Daily News
  KECI TV Missoula; KTVM TV Bozeman, Butte; KCFW TV Kalispell - NBC
  KPAX TV - CBS - Missoula
  KRTV TV - CBS - Great Falls
  KURL TV - NBC - Billings
  KXLF TV - CBS - Butte
  Laurel Outlook (Weekly)
  Lewistown News-Argus
  Make it Missoula
  Missoulian News Online - Western Montana
  Northern Broadcasting System
  Politics1.com - Montana
  Ravalli Republic - Hamilton
  The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
  The Daily Inter Lake - Kalispell
  The Independent Record - Helena
  The Leader Advertiser - Polson
  The Montana Standard - Butte
  The Whitefish Pilot
  Tobacco Valley News

 


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