Bill Gallagher

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Bill Gallagher
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Montana Public Service Commissioner - District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 2011 - Present
Term ends
2015
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$94,531
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Campaign $$315,910
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Montana College (1983)
J.D.University of Montana School of Law (2005)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 25, 1959
Place of birthEureka, California
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Bill Gallagher (b. July 25, 1959) is a member of the Montana Public Service Commission representing District 5. Gallagher, a Republican, was first elected to the commission in 2010. He was also a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Montana in the 2012 election. He and his running mate, Ken Miller, finished third in the June 5th primary election.[1]

Gallagher was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June of 2013. Gallagher said in an announcement that "My goal is to be cancer-free in six months so that I can concentrate on my re-election campaign in 2014 and continue serving Montana." Gallagher ultimately did not file to run for re-election.[2][1]

Biography

Born in Eureka, California, Gallagher has been a private practice attorney since 2005. Prior to that he was a teacher from 1983-1987 and an insurance agent with Farmer's Bureau Insurance from 1984-2002.[3]

Gallagher and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.[3]

Education

  • JD, University of Montana School of Law, 2005
  • BS, Secondary Education/Social Science, Western Montana College, 1983

Political career

Public Service Commission (2011-Present)

Gallagher was elected to the Montana Public Service Commission in 2010.

Elections

2014

See also: Montana down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Gallagher is not running for re-election in the 2014 elections.[2][1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Montana gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

Gallagher sought the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Montana. He and his running mate, Ken Miller, finished third in a field of seven candidate pairs in the June 5th primary election.[1]

2010

Gallagher won election to the Public service Commission in the November 2, 2010 election, defeating Democrat Ken Toole.[4]

Montana Public Service Commission District 5, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Gallagher 58.1% 42,460
     Democratic Ken Toole 41.9% 30,648
Total Votes 73,108

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gallagher is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gallagher raised a total of $315,910 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[5][6]

Bill Gallagher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Lieutenant Governor of Montana* Defeated $276,284
2012 Montana Public Service Commissioner District 5 Not up for election $0
2010 Montana Public Service Commissioner District 5 Won $39,626
Grand Total Raised $315,910
*Gallagher sought the Democratic nomination on a joint-ticket with gubernatorial running mate Ken Miller.

2010

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