|Montana Public Service Commissioner - District 5|
|January 2011 - January 5, 2015|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||Western Montana College (1983)|
|J.D.||University of Montana School of Law (2005)|
|Date of birth||July 25, 1959|
|Place of birth||Eureka, California|
Gallagher was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2013. Upon sharing his diagnosis to the public, Gallagher stated, "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. He was succeeded in January 2015 by Brad Johnson (R).
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.
Gallagher graduated with his Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana School of Law in 2005. His law practice is based in Helena and deals with land use law, real estate, probate and utility law, estate and business planning.
- J.D., University of Montana School of Law, 2005
- B.S., Secondary Education/Social Science, Western Montana College, 1983
Public Service Commission (2011-2015)
Gallagher was elected to the Montana Public Service Commission in 2010.
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.
|Montana Public Service Commission District 5, 2010|
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.
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|Bill Gallagher's Campaign Contributions|
Montana Public Service Commission
|Total Raised by General Election Opponents||$84,743 (Dem.)|
|Top 5 contributions||William A. (Bill) Gallagher||$14,500|
|Lewis And Clark County Republican Central Committee||$900|
|Flathead County Republican Women's Club||$600|
|Lake County Republican Party Central Committee||$400|
|Cynthia L. Forbes||$320|
Gallagher and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.
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- Montana Public Service Commission
- Public Services Commissioner
- Montana gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012
- Montana Public Service Commission - Bill Gallagher
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Montana Public Service Commission, "PSC Commissioners," accessed April 28, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "Unofficial results: June 5, 2012
- KRTV, Montana PSC chairman Gallagher diagnosed with cancer," June 18, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Bill Gallagher biography," accessed December 24, 2011
- Montana Secretary of State, "November 2010 General Election Results," accessed April 2, 2011
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Bill Gallagher," accessed July 18, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Ken Miller," accessed July 18, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
|Montana Public Service Commissioner District 5
| Succeeded by|
Brad Johnson (R)