Greg Hinkle

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Greg Hinkle
Montana State Senate District 7
Former member
In office
2009 - 2013
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$103.69/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2008
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army National Guard
Years of service1966-1972
Date of birthNovember 12, 1946
Place of birthBellingham, WA
Greg Hinkle (b. November 12, 1946) is a former Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 7 from 2009 to 2013.

Hinkle attended Skagit Valley Junior College in 1965. He later received his diploma from Harcourt Learning Direct in 2000.

Hinkle served in the United States Army National Guard from 1966 to 1972. He was then Post Master for the United States Postal Service from 1989 to 1991. He has been a self-employed Custom Woodworker since 1991.

Hinkle was Chair of the Sanders County Planning Board from 1997 to 2000. He was a candidate for the Montana State Senate in 2000 but was not elected.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hinkle served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hinkle served on these committees:



On November 4, 2008, Hinkle won election to the 7th District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Paul Clark (D).[1]

Montana State Senate, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Greg Hinkle (R) 5,555
Paul Clark (D) 4,581

Campaign donors

In 2008, Hinkle collected $15,035 in donations.[2]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Greg Hinkle $962
Mineral County Republican Central Committee $600
Sanders County Republican Central Committee $600
Greg & Susan Gianforte $320
Robert or Susan Baxter $320

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Hinkle and his wife, Gail, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana State Senate District 7
Succeeded by
Jennifer Fielder (R)