Champ Edmunds

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Champ Edmunds
Montana House of Representatives, District 100
Former member
In office
2011 - 2015
Elections and appointments
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1984 - 1994
ProfessionMortgage consultant
Champ Edmunds is a former Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 100 from 2011 to 2015.

Edmunds was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Montana.[1] He was defeated by Steve Daines in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014.


Edmunds earned a B.S. in Business Administration. His professional experience includes working as a mortgage consultant for Wells Fargo. Edmunds served in the United States Navy from 1984 to 1994.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
General Government


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2011
General Government


Campaign themes


Edmunds' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "The big government Obamacare approach is not something the majority of Montanans want. It creates layers of new taxes, regulations, and bureaucracies that will ultimately make our problems worse, not better and cost our State millions of dollars. Montana needs to be able to opt out of this terrible program."


  • Excerpt: "With our abundant Natural Resources our state should have an abundance of good paying Jobs. Yet hard working families all across Montana are hurting. Our young people shouldn’t have to leave the state in order to support their families. If we truly want to create good jobs in Montana we need to have less, not more Government and allow our free enterprise system to work."


  • Excerpt: "Montana is the “Treasure State” with huge deposits of natural resourses that need to be and should be developed. Coal, gas, oil, wind, and timber are abundant. We can and should mine, drill and cut in an environmentally friendly manner. Let’s remove the bureaucratic restrictions on utilizing our natural resources."


  • Excerpt: "While our state is doing well when compared to other states, it is not doing so well when compared to other countries. In an increasingly global economy that is where we need to base our comparisons. We need to move from a bureaucrat-dominated status quo to an innovative system that emphasizes accountability, transparency, and parental choice. Parents should be able to choose the right school for their child."

States’ rights

  • Excerpt: "The Tenth Amendment is clear. “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” The federal government has over stepped its Constitutional authority and it is the States that need to keep them in check. Utah, Arizona, and other states are challenging the Federal assumption of authority not given them and Montana needs to actively step forward and back those efforts."

Healthcare Compact

Edmunds introduced HB 526, an act entitled "An Act Authorizing an Interstate Healthcare Compact And Directing the Governor to Join the Compact" in the Montana House of Representatives on February 12, 2011.[3]



See also: United States Senate elections in Montana, 2014

Edmunds ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Montana. Edmunds sought the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, but lost to Steve Daines.

U.S. Senate, Montana Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Daines 83.4% 110,565
Susan Cundiff 9% 11,909
Champ Edmunds 7.7% 10,151
Total Votes 132,625
Source: Montana Secretary of State - Official Primary Results

Edmunds previously stated that if U.S. Rep. Steve Daines (R) decided to run for the U.S. Senate, he would instead run for the U.S. House.[4] However, Daines and Edmunds both ran for the U.S. Senate.


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Edmunds won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 100. Edmunds ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Dave Andrews (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 100, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChamp Edmunds Incumbent 56% 2,606
     Democratic Dave Andrews 44% 2,049
Total Votes 4,655


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Edmunds won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Edmunds did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. He faced Willis Curdy (D) in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Montana House of Representatives, District 100 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Champ Edmunds (R) 1,884
Willis Curdy (D) 1,618

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Edmunds is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Edmunds raised a total of $26,879 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[9]

Champ Edmunds's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 100 Won $16,667
2010 Montana House, District 100 Won $10,212
Grand Total Raised $26,879


Edmunds won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Edmunds raised a total of $16,667.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Champ Edmunds's campaign in 2012
Goble, Geoffrey$1,000
Missoula County Republican Central Committee$600
Edmunds, Champ$375
Priske, Michael$200
Wilks, Dan$160
Total Raised in 2012$16,667
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Edmunds was up for re-election, he collected $10,212 in donations.[10]

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.

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.


Edmunds has two children.

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Preceded by
Bill Nooney (R)
Montana House of Representatives District 100
Succeeded by