Bill McChesney

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Bill McChesney
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Current candidacy
Running for Montana State Senate, District 19
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Montana House of Representatives, District 40
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 3, 1948
Place of birthMissoula, Montana
ProfessionClassroom Aide, K-3, Jefferson School
ReligionNon-denominational Christian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill McChesney (b. October 3, 1948) is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. McChesney is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 19 of the Montana State Senate.[1]

Biography

McChesney's professional experience includes working as a classroom aide at Jefferson School; and as a district administrator, area maintenance chief, maintenance supervisor, field supervisor, truck driver, and equipment operator at the Montana Department of Transportation.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Ethics
Long-Range Planning

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McChesney served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McChesney served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for major party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Bill McChesney was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 20 incumbent Frederick "Eric" Moore was unopposed in the Republican primary. Incumbent Matthew Rosendale is not up for re-election but was reassigned to District 17.[2][3]

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

McChesney ran in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 40. McChesney ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, McChesney won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Brian Schoof ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 40 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill McChesney (D) 1,763
Brian Schoof (R) 1,157

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bill McChesney won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 40, receiving 3,503 votes.

McChesney raised $16,108 for his campaign.[8]

Montana House of Representatives, District 40
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill McChesney (D) 2,245
Jeff Harding (R) 1,854

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McChesney is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, McChesney raised a total of $39,498 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.[9]

Bill McChesney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 40 Won $2,610
2010 Montana House, District 40 Won $7,595
2008 Montana House, District 40 Won $16,108
2006 Montana House, District 40 Won $13,185
Grand Total Raised $39,498

2012

McChesney won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McChesney raised a total of $2,610.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill McChesney's campaign in 2012
Pfizer$160
Montana Bankers Association$160
Montana Electric Cooperatives Association$160
Denbury Resources$160
United Transportation Union$160
Total Raised in 2012$2,610
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which McChesney was up for re-election, he collected $7,595 in donations.[10]

No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Montana

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2013

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.

Legislators are scored on "hotlisted bills that represent a portfolio of priority conservation and environmental issues."[11]
Legislators are scored on bills of importance to a state teachers' union.
Legislators are scored on issues of importance to a public interest advocacy group based at the University of Montana in Missoula.
Legislators are scored on bills relating to property rights.

Personal

McChesney and his wife, Louise, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 40
2007–present
Succeeded by
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