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Amanda Curtis

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Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis.jpg
Montana House of Representatives, District 76
Former member
In office
January 7, 2013 - January 5, 2015
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sMontana Tech
ProfessionHigh school teacher
Personal website
Campaign website
Amanda Curtis is a former Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 76 from 2013 to 2015. Curtis ran as a Democratic candidate in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Montana. She was chosen to replace John Walsh as the Democratic Senate nominee in United States Senate elections in Montana, 2014.[1] She was defeated for the seat by Steve Daines (R) in the general election.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Curtis served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Human Services
Local Government



See also: United States Senate elections in Montana, 2014

Curtis ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Montana. After John Walsh dropped out of the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Montana, the Montana Democratic Party held a convention in August 2014 to find a new nominee. Curtis was chosen as the new nominee with 64 percent of the convention's vote.[1] She was defeated in the general election by Steve Daines (R) on November 4, 2014.

U.S. Senate, Montana General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Daines 57.8% 213,709
     Democratic Amanda Curtis 40.1% 148,184
     Libertarian Roger Roots 2.1% 7,933
Total Votes 369,826
Source: Montana Secretary of State


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Curtis won election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 76. Curtis defeated Douglas Shidler II in the June 5 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 76 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Curtis 88.7% 1,173
Douglas Shidler II 11.3% 149
Total Votes 1,322

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Curtis is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Curtis raised a total of $6,283 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[4]

Amanda Curtis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 76 Won $6,283
Grand Total Raised $6,283


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Curtis' reports.[5]

Amanda Curtis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[6]October 14, 2014$0.00$557,897.09$(52,991.30)$504,905.79
Pre-General[7]October 20, 2014$504,905.79$165,381.61$(530,722.62)$139,564.78
Running totals


Curtis won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Curtis raised a total of $6,283.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Amanda Curtis's campaign in 2012
Forward Montana Voter Fund$320
Walters, Ruth$160
Kujawa, Michael$160
Caudill, Daniel$160
Glacier PAC$160
Total Raised in 2012$6,283
Source:Follow the Money


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Preceded by
Jon Sesso (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 76
Succeeded by
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