Frederick "Eric" Moore

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Frederick "Eric" Moore
Montana State Senate, District 19
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Bachelor'sMontana State University
Office website
Campaign website
Frederick "Eric" Moore is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013-2014 session, Moore served as a Majority Whip. Starting in the 2015 session, Moore serves as President Pro Tempore.


Moore received his bachelor's degree in Agriculture Business at Montana State University. His professional experience includes as co-owner of Solaris Feeders Cattle Feed.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Moore served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2015
Rules, Vice Chair
Finance and Claims
Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Moore served on the following committees:


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


Duplicate auto licenses

As chair of the Law and Justice Interim Committee in June 2010, then-Rep. Shannon Augare requested a review of Montana Enhanced Registration and Licensing Information Network (MERLIN), the computer system used by the state Department of Motor Vehicles since 2009. He had been prompted to do so by constituent complaints. The audit, presented at a June 19, 2012, meeting of the Legislative Audit Committee, found significant improvements in the MERLIN system but also revealed that there were 78,000 duplicate license plates in Montana, many of them caused by a system glitch in 2011. Moore testified that he had been pulled over by police because his vehicle had the same license plate number as a stolen vehicle the police were looking for. He stated that 78,000 seemed to be too large a quantity of duplicate plates in a state with just 1 million residents.[1]



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana State Senate 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 major party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Bill McChesney was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 20 incumbent Frederick "Eric" Moore was unopposed in the Republican primary. Moore defeated McChesney in the general election. Incumbent Matthew Rosendale, who was not up for re-election, was reassigned to District 17.[2][3]

Montana State Senate, District 19 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Moore Incumbent 68.2% 5,222
     Democratic Bill McChesney 31.8% 2,438
Total Votes 7,660


See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Moore won election to the Montana State Senate. Moore defeated Carole Lambert, John Laney, and Ray Roerick in the primary. He had no opposition in the general election.[4][5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Moore is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Moore raised a total of $16,015 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 5, 2013.[6]

Frederick "Eric" Moore's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 20 Not up for election $0
2010 Montana Senate, District 20 Won $16,015
Grand Total Raised $16,015


Moore was not up for election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Moore raised a total of $0.


Moore won election to the Montana State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Moore raised a total of $16,015.


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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]
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.


Moore and his wife, Lea, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Keith Bales
Montana Senate District 20
Succeeded by