|Running for Montana State Senate, District 19|
|General election||November 4, 2014|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 40|
|2007 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Birthday||October 3, 1948|
|Place of birth||Missoula, Montana|
|Profession||Classroom Aide, K-3, Jefferson School|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McChesney served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Long-Range Planning|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McChesney served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• General Government|
|• Long-Range Planning|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McChesney served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2009|
- 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.
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.
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.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 40 General Election (2010)|
|Bill McChesney (D)||1,763|
|Brian Schoof (R)||1,157|
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.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 40|
|Bill McChesney (D)||2,245|
|Jeff Harding (R)||1,854|
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.
|Bill McChesney's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 40||$2,610|
|2010||Montana House, District 40||$7,595|
|2008||Montana House, District 40||$16,108|
|2006||Montana House, District 40||$13,185|
|Grand Total Raised||$39,498|
2012McChesney 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|
|Montana Bankers Association||$160|
|Montana Electric Cooperatives Association||$160|
|United Transportation Union||$160|
|Total Raised in 2012||$2,610|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which McChesney was up for re-election, he collected $7,595 in donations.
No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.
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- MEA-MFT: 2013 Legislature
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McChesney and his wife, Louise, have two children.
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- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
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- 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 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Bill's 2008 campaign contributions," accessed March 8, 2014
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- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
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