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Cleve Loney
Candidate for
Montana House of Representatives, District 21
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives, District 25
2011 - 2013
Bachelor'sMontana State University, 1976
BirthdayNovember 5, 1950
Place of birthGreat Falls, Montana
ProfessionDeputy Brand Inspector, Department of Livestock, State of Montana
ReligionAssemblies of God
Campaign website
Cleve Loney (b. November 5, 1950) is a former Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 25 from 2011 to 2013. Loney is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 21 of the Montana House of Representatives.[1]


Loney earned his B.S. in Agriculture from Montana State University in 1976. His professional experience includes working as a deputy brand inspector at the Montana Department of Livestock, broker at Montana Association of Realtors, movie wrangler, judge at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, realtor and owner of Loney Ranch.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Loney served on these committees:


Campaign themes


Loney's website highlighted "cutting taxes and reducing regulations," property rights, gun rights, a "market based system" of health insurance, public education, combating child abuse, and restricting welfare among his campaign themes.[2]



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives 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 candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. District 25 incumbent Tom Jacobson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Cleve Loney was unopposed in the Republican primary. Jacobson faces Loney in the general election. Incumbent Jean Price (D) is running in District 24.[3]


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Loney lost re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 25. Loney ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and was defeated by Tom Jacobson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Jacobson 50.7% 2,571
     Republican Cleve Loney Incumbent 49.3% 2,497
Total Votes 5,068


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Loney won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Loney defeated Rick Tryon in the June 8 primary by a margin of 485-369. He defeated Lindsay Love (D) in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 25 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cleve Loney (R) 2,205
Lindsay Love (D) 1,828

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Loney ran for election, he collected $11,606 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Montana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cleve Loney's campaign in 2010
Loney, Cleve J$1,033
Lien, Jack$160
Newfield Exploration$160
Brod, Philip$160
Hoven, Brian$160
Total Raised in 2010 $11,606


Loney is divorced and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sue Dickenson (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 25
Succeeded by
Tom Jacobson (D)