The Green Papers: Montana 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Special Election House At-Large: Thursday 25 May 2017
Thursday 25 May 2017 - Special Election House At-Large. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p MDT (1300-0200 UTC). A polling place with less than 400 registered voters must be open at least from noon to 8 p.m. or until all registered electors have voted.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
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


For Special Elections, parties choose their nominees by convention.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  R. Jon "Jon" Tester
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  R. Jon "Jon" Tester
FEC S6MT00162; 30 Jun 17; Tot $4,021,285; Dsb $869,025
  Candidate Republican     Troy Downing
FEC S8MT00218; 30 Jun 17; Tot $180,972; Dsb $25,904
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Russ Fagg
Yellowstone County District Court Judge
  Candidate Republican     Scott Roy McLean
  Candidate Republican     Ronald "Ron" Murray
FEC S8MT00226
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Albert David "Al" Olszewski
FEC S8MT00200; 30 Jun 17; Tot $40,599; Dsb $9,677
  Candidate Republican     Auditor  Matt Rosendale
31 July 2017: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat in 2018.

FEC S8MT00234; 30 Jun 17; Tot $20,600; Dsb $21,558
  Candidate Green     Thomas Breck

Class 2 Republican Senator  Steven "Steve" Daines
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Steven "Steve" Daines
FEC S2MT00096

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Steve Bullock
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Elected on a ticket with the Governor.

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Mike Cooney
Appointed: January 2016 [re: resignation of Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean (Democratic)]. First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 30 November 2015: Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean (Democratic) will become the director of American Indian and minority achievement and K-12 partnerships in the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education on 4 January 2016. She was appointed on 10 February 2014 [re: appointment of Lieutenant Governor John Walsh (Democratic) to the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat].
Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) will appoint a new Lieutenant Governor.
January 2016: Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) appoints Mike Cooney as Lieutenant Governor.
8 November 2016: First elected in the General Election.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
At-Large Republican Congressman  Greg Gianforte
First elected in a Special Election: 25 May 2017 [re: resignation of Congressman Ryan K. Zinke (Republican) who accepted the position of Secretary of the Interior in the Trump Administration].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     former state Representative Amanda Curtis - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     John Heenan
FEC H8MT00101
  Candidate Democratic     Grant Kier
FEC H8MT00119
    Democratic     Kelly McCarthy - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8MT01174; 30 Jun 17; Tot $10,610; Dsb $10,430
    Democratic     John Meyer - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     Lee "Link" Neimark - apparently not a candidate
    Democratic     state Representative Casey Schreiner - apparently not a candidate
24 January 2017: Dropped out.
    Democratic     Tom Weida - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     state Senator  Francis Edward "Ed" Buttrey - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8MT01208; 17 Jul 17; Tot $8,790; Dsb $8,790
    Republican     state Representative  Carl Glimm - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Eugene Graf, IV - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Ken Miller - apparently not a candidate
6 April 2017: Filed termination report with the FEC.

FEC H8MT01166; 31 Mar 17; Tot $9,036; Dsb $9,036
    Republican     Dean Rehbein - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     state Senator Scott Sales - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Drew Turiano
FEC H4MT00084
    Republican     Edward Alan Walker - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8MT01190; 10 Apr 17; Tot $10,450; Dsb $10,450
    Republican     state Representative Daniel Zolnikov - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Rick Breckenridge - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Chris Colvin - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Josiah Loven Loven - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Brad Molnar - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     Rufus Peace - apparently not a candidate
    Libertarian     James White - apparently not a candidate
 Congressman Ryan K. Zinke (Republican), who was first elected in 2014, was nominated for Secretary of the Interior by President-elect Donald Trump on 14 November 2016 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 68-31, on 1 March 2017.
On 1 March 2017, Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) called a Special Election for 25 May 2017. There is no primary. Party leaders will select their nominees by nominating convention. The Libertarian Party holds their nominating convention steps from 4-11 March, the Democratic Party on 5 March, and Republicans on 6 March 2017.
25 May 2017: The Special Election was won by Greg Gianforte (Republican).

Special Election - 115th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Thursday 25 May 2017
Special Election
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 190,520 49.95% Greg Gianforte
6 March 2017: Nominated by Convention.

FEC H8MT01182; 30 Jun 17; Tot $4,894,336; Dsb $4,889,927
  Candidate Democratic 169,214 44.36% Robert E. "Rob" Quist
5 March 2017: Nominated by Convention.

FEC H8MT00077; 30 Jun 17; Tot $6,705,084; Dsb $6,613,827
  Candidate Libertarian 21,682 5.68% Mark L. Wicks
11 March 2017: Nominated by Convention.

FEC H8MT00085; 24 Jun 17; Tot $6,812; Dsb $6,916
  Candidate Write-in     Douglas Bruce Campbell, II
FEC H8MT00093
Total 381,416 100.00%  
 On 1 March 2017, Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) called a Special Election for Thursday 25 May 2017. There is no primary-- party leaders will select their nominees by nominating convention.
Returns from the Montana Secretary of State.

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Secretary of State Corey Stapleton
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Attorney General Tim Fox
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Auditor  Matt Rosendale
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
31 July 2017: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat in 2018.

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Elsie Arntzen
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 4 candidates
  Republican: 7 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

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

Election Authority
  Montana Secretary of State
  Montana Secretary of State Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Montana House of Representatives
  Montana Legislature
  Montana Senate
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
  KUFM - Montana Public Radio - Missoula
  KURL TV - NBC - Billings
  KXLF TV - CBS - Butte
  Make it Missoula
  Missoula Independent (Weekly)
  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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