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Douglas Kary

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Doug Kary
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Current candidacy
Running for Montana State Senate, District 22
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Montana House of Representatives, District 48
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayDecember 29, 1951
Place of birthDickinson, North Dakota
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Douglas "Doug" Kary (b. December 29, 1951) is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 48. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Kary earned his associate's degree in Business Administration from Minot State University in 1985. His professional experience includes working as a graphic consultant at Selby's and as a marketing representative at Montana-Dakota Utilities.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Federal Relations, Energy, and Telecommunications
Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Vice Chair
State Administration

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Kary's website highlighted the following campaign issues:[1]

Protecting Taxpayers: Montana is facing out-of-control spending and with declining revenues, some are looking for tax increases. You can count on Doug Kary to oppose all attempts to raise taxes or fees on Montana families.

Controlling Spending: Over the past five years Montana government spending has increased by 50% and there are roughly 1,000 new employees in our state government. Doug Kary knows that we must be more accountable to the Taxpayer. The mean wage in Montana is around $23,000. I find it difficult to believe, the fact that out of the 12,000 employees in our state government, 780 make over $100,000 per year and an additional 450 employees make between $90,000 – $100,0000.

Jobs: In order for Montana to compete we must make drastic changes to the way we do business. Doug Kary supports developing our natural resources, oil, natural gas, coal, and other minerals which will create high paying jobs. This in turn will provide revenues for education and other essential services. We must also look at developing alternate energy sources like wind, geothermal, bio-fuels and solar.

Education: Doug Kary understands the need for quality education for our children and grandchildren! We need to provide schools with resources so that they can produce better results within our education system. Montana and our local School Districts need to focus on getting more dollars to the classroom, cut down on the bureaucracy and make sure that we have the best quality teachers working hard to educate our children for the future.

Our Great Outdoors: Growing up hunting, fishing and just getting outdoors to recreate, Doug supports hunting in Montana as it is our heritage. Doug believes that veteran hunters and avid anglers should be on the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission so the interest of sportsmen and women are truly represented. Doug has been a long-time member of the NRA and will support and defend our 2nd Amendment rights against any issues that will restrict or limit the use of firearms.

Conservation: We must all live within our means. Doug believes in saving resources. All resources whether they are natural or man-made, must be utilized to their fullest extent. Human resources need to be used to their fullest extent; we cannot afford to duplicate government services in any way, shape or form.

State bank

In February 2013, Kary introduced House Bill 474, which would create a state-run bank called the Montana Resources Bank. He told the Business & Labor Committee that the bank would "provide the banking services for the state, and use public funds to partner with local banks to assist in local community economic development activities." The Montana Bankers Association countered that existing government entities such as the Board of Investments already served similar functions.[2] The bill was tabled in the Business and Labor Committee and not picked up again before the end of the 2013 session.[3]

Elections

2014

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. Steven Fugate is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Doug Kary is unopposed in the Republican primary. Incumbent Taylor Brown (R), who is not up for re-election, was reassigned to District 28 by redistricting.

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kary won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 48. Kary ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Rita Wells (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas Kary Incumbent 58.8% 2,454
     Democratic Rita Wells 41.2% 1,722
Total Votes 4,176

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Kary won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He faced incumbent Wanda Grinde (D) in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 48 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Kary (R) 1,735
Wanda Grinde (D) 1,300

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kary is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Kary raised a total of $32,522 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.[8]

Douglas Kary's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 48 Won $8,525
2010 Montana House, District 48 Won $13,980
2008 Montana House, District 48 Defeated $10,017
Grand Total Raised $32,522

2012

Kary won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kary raised a total of $8,525.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Kary was up for re-election, he collected $13,980 in donations.[9]

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

Personal

Kary and his wife, Paulette, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wanda Grinde (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 48
2011–present
Succeeded by
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