Dennis Lenz

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Dennis Lenz
Dennis Robert Lenz.jpg
Montana House of Representatives, District 50
In office
January 7, 2013 - January 5, 2015
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
ProfessionFire captain/farmer
Dennis Robert Lenz is a former Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 50 from 2013 to 2015.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took 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. Jessica Karjala was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 50 incumbent Dennis Lenz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Karjala defeated Lenz in the general election. Incumbent Douglas Kary (R) ran for District 22 of the Montana State Senate.[1][2]

Montana House of Representatives, District 48 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJessica Karjala 52.3% 1,889
     Republican Dennis Lenz Incumbent 47.7% 1,720
Total Votes 3,609


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lenz won election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 50. Lenz ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Deborah D. Willis (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Lenz 54.7% 2,243
     Democratic Deborah Willis 45.3% 1,858
Total Votes 4,101


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lenz was a Republican candidate for District 54 in the Montana House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections. Lenz did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary and was defeated by incumbent Margaret MacDonald (D) in the November 2 general election.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lenz is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Lenz raised a total of $36,379 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.[5]

Dennis Lenz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 50 Won $20,055
2010 Montana House, District 54 Defeated $16,324
Grand Total Raised $36,379


Lenz won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lenz raised a total of $20,055.


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom McGillvray (R)
Montana House of Representatives District 50
Succeeded by