|Montana House of Representatives, District 68|
|January 5, 2015 - present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Majority Leader, Montana State Senate|
|2013 - 2014|
|Elections and appointments|
|Term limits||8 years in any 16-year period|
|Montana State Senate, District 35|
|2011 - 2015|
|Bachelor's||Utah State University, 1982|
|J.D.||University of Montana, 1985|
|Date of birth||December 25, 1957|
|Place of birth||Miami, Florida|
Wittich earned his B.S. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Utah State University in 1982, and his J.D. from the University of Montana in 1985.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Wittich served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• State Administration|
|• Human Services, Chair|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Wittich served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Health, Welfare and Safety|
|• Rules, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wittich served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Fish and Game|
|• Local Government, Vice Chair|
Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Ashley Stevick was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Art Wittich was unopposed in the Republican primary. Wittich defeated Stevick in the general election. Incumbent Kelly Flynn (R) ran in District 70.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 68 General Election, 2014|
- See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010
|Montana State Senate, District 35 General election (2010)|
|Art Wittich (R)||6,625|
|Diane Elliot (D)||2,962|
Comprehensive donor information for Wittich is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Wittich raised a total of $58,556 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 7, 2013.
|Art Wittich's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana Senate, District 35||$0|
|2010||Montana Senate, District 35||$21,970|
|2006||Montana Senate, District 32||$36,586|
|Grand Total Raised||$58,556|
2012Wittich was not up for election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Wittich raised a total of $0.
|Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Art Wittich's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$0|
|Source: Follow the Money|
2010Wittich won election to the Montana State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Wittich raised a total of $21,970.
|Montana State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Art Wittich's campaign in 2010|
|Gallatin County Republican Central Committee||$1,300|
|Schultz, Erin S.||$160|
|Nordwick, John A.||$160|
|Total Raised in 2010||$21,970|
|Source: Follow the Money|
2006Wittich lost the election for the Montana State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Wittich raised a total of $36,586.
|Montana State Senate 2006 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Art Wittich's campaign in 2006|
|Gallatin County Republican Central Committee||$1,050|
|Total Raised in 2006||$36,586|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.
- Montana Conservation Voters: 2013 State Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on "hotlisted bills that represent a portfolio of priority conservation and environmental issues."
- MEA-MFT: 2013 Legislature
- Legislators are scored on bills of importance to a state teachers' union.
- Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG): 2013 Montana Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on issues of importance to a public interest advocacy group based at the University of Montana in Missoula.
- United Property Owners of Montana: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on bills relating to property rights.
Wittich and his wife, Candace, have two children.
In May 2014, Jonathan Motl (D), the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices, filed a civil action against Wittich and eight other Republican candidates who ran in the 2010 elections. Wittich was accused of coordinating with and taking illegal corporate donations from American Tradition Partnership, a conservative advocacy group then known as Western Tradition Partnership. (State law bans a corporation from spending money to support or oppose candidates or parties.) Had the claim been upheld in court in time, Wittich could have been removed from his Senate seat and barred from running in the 2014 election. Wittich responded with a counterclaim accusing Motl of participating in a conspiracy with former commissioner Jim Murry, state Sen. Bruce Tutvedt (R) and 20 others to have him ousted.
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- Profile from Open States
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- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Filing List: Legislative," accessed October 29, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Election Canvass," accessed June 30, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2010 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "Legislative Primary Canvass - June 08, 2010," accessed March 8, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Wittich, Art," accessed September 7, 2013
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
- Associated Press, "Senator: Governor, commissioner trying to oust him," May 17, 2014 (dead link)
|Montana House of Representatives District 68
| Succeeded by|
|Montana State Senate District 35
| Succeeded by|
Gordon Vance (R)
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