Montana House of Representatives

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Montana House of Representatives
Montana State Legislature
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 7, 2019
Greg Hertz (R)
since January 7, 2019
Speaker pro Tempore
Wylie Galt (R)
since January 7, 2019
Majority Leader
Brad Tschida (R)
since January 7, 2019
Minority Leader
Casey Schreiner (D)
since January 7, 2019
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Political groups
  •   Republican (58)


Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle V, Montana Constitution
Salary$82.64/day + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2018
(100 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(100 seats)
Redistricting Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
Montana State Capitol
Helena, Montana
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

66th Legislature – 2019–2020
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
64th Legislature (2015-2016)59411000
65th Legislature (2017-2018)59411000
66th Legislature (2019-2020)58421000
Latest voting share

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 Democrat Brian Schweitzer in the 2004 election. [2]

Current leadership

Speaker of the House Greg Hertz Republican
Speaker pro tempore Wylie Galt Republican
Majority Leader Brad Tschida Republican
Majority Whips Becky Beard Republican
Dennis Lenz Republican
Derek Skees Republican
Seth Berglee Republican
Minority Leader Casey Schreiner Democratic
Minority Whips Kim Abbott Democratic
Shane Morigeau Democratic
Denise Hayman Democratic

Current members

DistrictRepresentativePartyResidenceFirst elected
1 Steve Gunderson Republican Libby 2016
2 Neil Duram Republican Eureka 2018
3 Debo Powers Democratic Polebridge 2019 (appointed)
4 Matt Regier Republican Kalispell 2016
5 Dave Fern Democratic Whitefish 2016
6 Carl Glimm Republican Kila 2012
7 Frank Garner RepublicanKalispell2014
8 John Fuller RepublicanKalispell2018
9 David Dunn RepublicanWhitefish2018
10 Mark Noland Republican Bigfork 2014
11 Derek Skees RepublicanKalispell2016 (2011-2013)
12 Greg Hertz Republican Polson 2012
13 Bob Brown Republican Thompson Falls 2014
14 Denley Loge Republican St. Regis 2016
15 Marvin Weatherwax Jr. Democratic Browning 2018
16 Tyson Runningwolf DemocraticBrowning2018
17 Ross Fitzgerald Republican Fairfield 2016
18 Llew Jones Republican Conrad 2018 (2005-2011)
19 Wendy McKamey Republican Great Falls 2014
20 Fred Anderson RepublicanGreat Falls2016
21 Edward Buttrey RepublicanGreat Falls2018
22 Lola Sheldon-Galloway RepublicanGreat Falls2016
23 Bradley Maxon Hamlett Democratic Cascade 2016
24 Barbara Bessette DemocraticGreat Falls2018
25 Jasmine Krotkov DemocraticGreat Falls2018
26 Casey Schreiner DemocraticGreat Falls2012
27 Joshua Kassmier Republican Fort Benton 2018
28 Jacob Bachmeier Democratic Havre 2016
29 Dan Bartel Republican Lewistown 2016
30 Wylie Galt Republican Martinsdale 2016 (2013-2015)
31 Bridget Smith Democratic Wolf Point 2012
32 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic Box Elder 2016 (2003-2007)
33 Casey Knudsen Republican Malta 2016
34 Rhonda Knudsen Republican Culbertson 2018
35 Joel Krautter Republican Sidney 2018
36 Alan Doane Republican Bloomfield 2012
37 Eric Moore Republican Miles City 2018
38 Kenneth Holmlund RepublicanMiles City2014
39 Geraldine Custer Republican Forsyth 2014
40 Barry Usher Republican Billings 2016
41 Rae Peppers Democratic Lame Deer 2012
42 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Democratic Crow Agency 2016
43 Peggy Webb RepublicanBillings2016
45 Daniel Zolnikov RepublicanBillings2012
46 Bill Mercer RepublicanBillings2018
47 Katharin Kelker DemocraticBillings2014
48 Jessica Karjala DemocraticBillings2014
49 Emma Kerr-Carpenter DemocraticBillings2018
50 Jade Bahr DemocraticBillings2018
51 Frank Fleming RepublicanBillings2018
52 Rodney Garcia RepublicanBillings2018
53 Dennis Lenz RepublicanBillings2016 (2013-2015)
54 Terry Moore RepublicanBillings2018
55 Vince Ricci Republican Laurel 2014
56 Sue Vinton RepublicanBillings2016
57 Forrest Mandeville Republican Columbus 2014
58 Seth Berglee Republican Joliet 2014
59 Alan Redfield Republican Livingston 2012
60 Laurie Bishop DemocraticLivingston2016
61 Jim Hamilton Democratic Bozeman 2016
62 Tom Woods DemocraticBozeman2012
63 Zach Brown DemocraticBozeman2014
64 Kerry White RepublicanBozeman2012
65 Christopher Pope DemocraticBozeman2018 (2015-2017)
66 Denise Hayman DemocraticBozeman2014
67 Tom L. Burnett RepublicanBozeman2014 (2011-2013)
68 Bruce Grubbs RepublicanBozeman2016
69 Walt Sales Republican Manhattan 2016
70 Julie Dooling Republican Helena 2018
71 Ray Shaw Republican Sheridan 2012
72 Tom Welch Republican Dillon 2016
73 Jim Keane Democratic Butte 2016 (2001-2007)
74 Derek J. Harvey DemocraticButte2018
75 Greg DeVries Republican Jefferson City 2018
76 Ryan Lynch DemocraticButte2012
77 Mark Sweeney Democratic Philipsburg 2018
78 Gordon Pierson Democratic Deer Lodge 2012
79 Robert Farris-Olsen DemocraticHelena2018
80 Becky Beard Republican Elliston 2016
81 Mary Caferro DemocraticHelena2018 (2005-2011)
82 Moffie Funk DemocraticHelena2014
83 Kim Abbott DemocraticHelena2016
84 Mary Ann Dunwell DemocraticHelena2014
85 Theresa Manzella Republican Hamilton 2014
86 David Bedey RepublicanHamilton2018
87 Nancy Ballance RepublicanHamilton2012
88 Sharon Greef Republican Florence 2018
89 Katie Sullivan Democratic Missoula 2018
90 Marilyn Marler DemocraticMissoula2018
91 Connie Keogh DemocraticMissoula2018
92 Mike Hopkins RepublicanMissoula2016
93 Joe Read Republican Ronan 2018 (2011-2013)
94 Kimberly Dudik DemocraticMissoula2012
95 Shane Morigeau DemocraticMissoula2016
96 Tom Winter DemocraticMissoula2018
97 Brad Tschida RepublicanMissoula2014
98 Willis Curdy DemocraticMissoula2014
99 Marilyn Ryan DemocraticMissoula2016
100 Andrea Olsen DemocraticMissoula2014


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:

In addition Interim Committees may be appointed each legislative session.

Past composition of the House of Representatives

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  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

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