|Montana House of Representatives, District 4|
|January 7, 2013 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota|
|Years of service||c. Vietnam War|
Lieser earned his B.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University of Minnesota. His professional experience includes working for the Forest Service, from which he is retired, and as the owner of a forestry consulting business.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lieser served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Fish, Wildlife and Parks|
|• Natural Resources|
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. District 4 incumbent Ed Lieser was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Doug Adams defeated John Michael Myers in the Republican primary. Lieser defeated Adams in the general election. Incumbent Keith Regier (R) ran in District 4.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 5 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Ed Lieser Incumbent||54.9%||2,160|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 5 Republican Primary, 2014|
|John Michael Myers||33.2%||395|
Lieser won election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 4. Lieser defeated Tom Muri in the June 5 primary election and defeated Tim Baldwin (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Lieser is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Lieser raised a total of $15,978 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.
|Ed Lieser's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 4||$15,978|
|Grand Total Raised||$15,978|
2012Lieser won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lieser raised a total of $15,978.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ed Lieser's campaign in 2012|
|Flathead Democratic Party||$200|
|Montana Professional Fire Fighters Association||$160|
|Total Raised in 2012||$15,978|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.
- Montana Conservation Voters: 2013 State Legislative Scorecard
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- MEA-MFT: 2013 Legislature
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- Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG): 2013 Montana Legislative Scorecard
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- United Property Owners of Montana: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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Lieser and his wife, Sue, have three adult children.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Lieser4Legislature, "About Ed," accessed October 11, 2012
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Filing List: Legislative," accessed October 29, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Election Canvass," accessed June 30, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative Primary Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Lieser, Ed," accessed September 8, 2013
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
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