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Jerry Bennett
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Montana House of Representatives, District 1
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayMay 10, 1943
Place of birthKalispell, Montana
ProfessionSmall business owner
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gerald "Jerry" Bennett is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.[1] Bennett served as a Majority Whip in the 2011-2012 session.[2]

Biography

Bennett's professional experience includes working as a small business owner.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Natural Resources

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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. Donald Coats was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jerry Bennett was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bennett defeated Coats in the general election.[4][5]

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bennett won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 1. Bennett ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Bennett won election to the Montana House of Representatives, defeating Eileen Carney. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary.[8][9]

Montana House of Representatives, District 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Bennett (R) 2,210
Eileen Carney (D) 888

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Bennett won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 1, receiving 2,416 votes.

Bennett raised $18,003 for his campaign.[10]

Montana House of Representatives, District 1
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Bennett (R) 2,416
Eileen Carney (D) 1,496
Freeman Johnson (C) 138

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bennett is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Bennett raised a total of $27,648 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[11]

Jerry Bennett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 1 Won $3,050
2010 Montana House, District 1 Won $6,595
2008 Montana House, District 1 Won $18,003
Grand Total Raised $27,648

2012

Bennett won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bennett raised a total of $3,050.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Bennett's campaign in 2012
Stillwater County Republican Central Cmte$800
Northwestern Energy$160
Cablevision Systems Montana$160
Wilks, Farris$160
Wilks, Dan$160
Total Raised in 2012$3,050
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bennett won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bennett raised a total of $6,595.

2008

Bennett won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Bennett raised a total of $18,003.

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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."[12]
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

Bennett is married to his wife, Malia.[3]

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Montana House of Representatives District 1
2009–present
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