Montana Senate

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Montana State Senate
Montana Legislature
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Type
Type
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 7, 2019
Leadership
Scott Sales (R)
since January 2, 2017
President pro Tempore
Mark Blasdel (R)
since January 7, 2019
Majority Leader
Fred Thomas (R)
since January 2, 2017
Minority Leader
Jon Sesso (D)
since January 5, 2015
Structure
Seats50
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Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (30)

Minority

Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle V, Section 2, Montana Constitution
Salary$92.64/day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(25 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(25 seats)
Redistricting Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission
Meeting place
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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]

Contents

Composition of the Senate

66th Legislature – 2019–2021
AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
64th Legislature (2015-2016)2921500
65th Legislature (2017-2018)3218500
66th Legislature (2019-2020)3020500
Latest voting share

Leaders

The leaders of the Montana Senate include: [2]

PositionNameParty
President of the Senate Scott Sales Republican
President pro tempore Mark Blasdel Republican
Majority Leader Fred Thomas Republican
Majority Whips Cary Smith Republican
Steve Fitzpatrick Republican
Douglas Kary Republican
Minority Leader Jon Sesso Democratic
Minority Whips Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic
Margaret MacDonald Democratic

Members of the Montana Senate

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

DistrictSenatorPartyResidenceFirst elected
1 Mike Cuffe Rep Eureka 2018
2 Dee L. Brown Rep Hungry Horse 2012
3 Keith Regier Rep Kalispell 2016
4 Mark Blasdel Rep Somers 2014
5 Bob Keenan RepKalispell2014
6 Albert Olszewski RepKalispell2016
7 Jennifer Fielder Rep Thompson Falls 2012
8 Susan Webber Dem Browning 2018
9 Bruce Gillespie Rep Kevin 2018
10 Steve Fitzpatrick Rep Great Falls 2016
11 Tom Jacobson DemGreat Falls2018
12 Carlie Boland DemGreat Falls2018
13 Brian Hoven RepGreat Falls2014
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 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 Roger Webb RepBillings2012
24 Mary McNally DemBillings2014
25 Jen Gross DemBillings2016
26 Margaret MacDonald Dem Helena 2016
27 Cary Smith RepBillings2014
28 Tom Richmond RepBillings2016
29 David Howard Rep Park City 2014
30 John Esp Rep Big Timber 2018
31 Mike Phillips Dem Bozeman 2012
32 Pat Flowers Dem Belgrade 2018
33 Jennifer Pomnichowski DemBozeman2014
34 Gordon Vance RepBozeman2014
35 Scott Sales RepBozeman2012
36 Jeffrey Welborn Rep Dillon 2016
37 Jon Sesso Dem Butte 2012
38 Edith McClafferty DemButte2016
39 Gene Vuckovich Dem Anaconda 2010
40 Terry Gauthier RepHelena2016
41 Janet Ellis DemHelena2018
42 Jill Cohenour Dem East Helena 2014
43 Jason Ellsworth Rep Hamilton 2018
44 Fred Thomas Rep Stevensville 2012
45 Dick Barrett Dem Missoula 2012
46 Sue Malek DemMissoula2012
47 Daniel Salomon Rep Ronan 2016
48 Nate McConnell DemMissoula2018
49 Diane Sands DemMissoula2014
50 Bryce Bennett DemMissoula2018

Past composition of the Senate

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References

  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.

Coordinates: 46°35′09″N112°01′06″W / 46.58583°N 112.01833°W / 46.58583; -112.01833 (Montana state capitol)