Elsie Arntzen

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Elsie Arntzen
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Montana State Senate, District 27
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives, District 53
2005 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sMontana State University, 1992; University of Montana, 1978
Personal
BirthdayMay 7, 1956
Place of birthBillings, Montana
ProfessionEducator, School District 2, Billings
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Elsie Arntzen (b. May 7, 1956) is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 27. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Arntzen was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the At-Large Congressional District of Montana.[1] She was defeated by Ryan Zinke in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014.

Arntzen served in the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 53 from 2005 to 2013.

Biography

Arntzen earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Montana in 1978, and B.S. in Education from Montana State University in 1992. Her professional experience includes working as an educator.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs
Education and Cultural Resources
Ethics, Chair
Highways and Transportation, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Arntzen served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Montana's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2014

Arntzen ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Montana's At-Large District. Arntzen sought the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, but lost to Ryan Zinke.

U.S. House, Montana's At-Large District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Zinke 33.3% 43,766
Corey Stapleton 29.3% 38,591
Matt Rosendale 28.8% 37,965
Elsie Arntzen 6.8% 9,011
Drew Turiano 1.7% 2,290
Total Votes 131,623
Source: Montana Secretary of State - Official Primary Results

2012

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Arntzen won election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 27. Arntzen ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated incumbent Gary Branae (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElsie Arntzen 51.4% 3,414
     Democratic Gary Branae Incumbent 48.6% 3,225
Total Votes 6,639

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Arntzen won election to the Montana House of Representatives. She did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Chris Veis ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 53 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elsie Arntzen (R) 1,572
Chris Veis (D) 1,026

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Arntzen won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 53, receiving 2,200 votes.

Arntzen raised $7,363 for her campaign.[6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 53
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elsie Arntzen (R) 2,200
Linda Wetzel (D) 1,590

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Arntzen is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Arntzen raised a total of $71,102 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[7]

Elsie Arntzen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 27 Won $24,195
2010 Montana House, District 53 Won $6,840
2008 Montana House, District 53 Won $7,363
2006 Montana House, District 53 Won $12,444
2004 Montana House, District 53 Won $20,260
Grand Total Raised $71,102

2012

Arntzen Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Arntzen raised a total of $24,195.
Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Elsie Arntzen's campaign in 2012
Arntzen, Elsie M.$1,000
Yellowstone County Republican Central Committee$800
Pondera County Republican Central Committee$160
Davidson, Larry$160
Wilks, Staci$160
Total Raised in 2012$24,195
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Arntzen won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Arntzen raised a total of $6,840.

2008

Arntzen won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Arntzen raised a total of $7,363.

2006

Arntzen won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Arntzen raised a total of $12,444.

2004

Arntzen won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Arntzen raised a total of $20,260.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Montana

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2013

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."[8]
Legislators are scored on bills of importance to a state teachers' union.
Legislators are scored on issues of importance to a public interest advocacy group based at the University of Montana in Missoula.
Legislators are scored on bills relating to property rights.

Personal

Arntzen and her husband, Steve, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Branae (D)
Montana State Senate District 26
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Montana State House District 53
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Dave Hagstrom (R)