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Ed Lieser
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Montana House of Representatives, District 4
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of servicec. Vietnam War
ProfessionForestry consultant
Office website
Personal website
Ed Lieser is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


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.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Natural Resources



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. 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.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Lieser Incumbent 54.9% 2,160
     Republican Doug Adams 45.1% 1,772
Total Votes 3,932
Montana House of Representatives, District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Adams 66.8% 796
John Michael Myers 33.2% 395
Total Votes 1,191


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Lieser 54.2% 2,832
     Republican Tim Baldwin 45.8% 2,390
Total Votes 5,222
Montana House of Representatives, District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEd Lieser 63.6% 490
Tom Muri 36.4% 280
Total Votes 770

Campaign donors

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.[6]

Ed Lieser's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 4 Won $15,978
Grand Total Raised $15,978


Lieser 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
Phelps, John$160
Wilson, Bernie$160
Montana Professional Fire Fighters Association$160
Wilson, Donna$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.

Legislators are scored on "hotlisted bills that represent a portfolio of priority conservation and environmental issues."[7]
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Lieser and his wife, Sue, have three adult children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Derek Skees (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 4
Succeeded by