Diane Sands

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Diane Sands
Candidate for
Montana State Senate, District 49
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives, District 95
2007 - 2013
Bachelor'sUniversity of Montana
BirthdayMarch 23, 1947
Place of birthSaint Ignatius, Montana
ProfessionPolitical Consultant
Diane Sands (b. March 23, 1947) is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 49 of the Montana State Senate.

Sands served in the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 95 from 2007 to 2013. She previously served from 1997 through 1998.


Sands earned her B.A. from the University of Montana. Her professional experience includes working as a political consultant.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sands served on these committees:



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014. Douglas Coffin faces Diane Sands in the Democratic primary. Mike Hopkins faces Dick Haines in the Republican primary. Incumbent David Wanzenried (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Sands won election to the Montana House of Representatives. She did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary and no one has filed to run against her in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Diane Sands won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 95, receiving 3,144 votes.

Sands raised $5,240 for her campaign.[1]

Montana House of Representatives, District 95
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Diane Sands (D) 3,144
Kevin Blackler (R) 1,710

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Sands was up for re-election, she collected $5,055 in donations.[2]

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

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Preceded by
Montana House of Representatives District 95
Succeeded by
Tom Steenberg (D)