Frank Garner

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Frank Garner
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Montana House of Representatives, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2019
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
ProfessionSecurity/retired police officer
ReligionChristian
Websites
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Frank Garner is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2015
Transportation
State Administration
Local Government

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Garner's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Though I have never before sought political office I can no longer sit idle while I see some in our legislature vote to raise your taxes while voting to put money in their own pockets.

It is time to put our community first! I am concerned about the influence that out of state money plays in our elections and in the decision making of some of our legislators. I am disappointed that there was no significant property tax or income tax relief for most of you last session.

It has been said it is not the ramblings of the wicked but rather the silence of the good that men should fear. I can no longer stand by and watch as some in our state wait for guidance from national committees before they vote rather than asking the counsel of those they govern. This community deserves better.

As part of this effort I am vowing to never take money for my campaign from a person or a business that doesn’t live or do business in the Flathead. If elected I will not vote to put money in my own pocket at your expense and I will vote for meaningful tax relief for you. I will honor our promises to our veterans and public servants while working hard to make sure we limit government spending and growth. I will always put you first.[1][2]

Elections

2014

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. Catherine Henderson defeated Alex Schaeffer in the Democratic primary. Frank Garner defeated Ronalee Skees in the Republican primary. Garner defeated Henderson in the general election. Incumbent Randy Brodehl (R) ran in District 9. Roxanna Brothers (D) filed to run, but was removed from the ballot before the primary.[3][4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Garner 66.8% 1,705
     Democratic Catherine Henderson 33.2% 849
Total Votes 2,554
Montana House of Representatives, District 7 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Henderson 55.8% 163
Alex Schaeffer 44.2% 129
Total Votes 292
Montana House of Representatives, District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Garner 73.7% 809
Ronalee Skees 26.3% 288
Total Votes 1,097

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Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 7
2015-present
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