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Jennifer Fielder

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Jennifer Fielder
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Montana State Senate, District 7
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 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWestern State College of Colorado, 1990
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jennifer Fielder is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 7. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Fielder earned two associate's degrees from Wenatchee Valley College and her B.S. from Western State College of Colorado. Her professional experience including working as the owner of a business specializing in rural revitalization, landscape development and community enhancement; and in parks and public works administration.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Fish and Game
Judiciary
Natural Resources

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Fielder's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

•Spend public funds wisely and eliminate unnecessary taxes, regulations, & bureaucracy

•Protect citizens, families, & private property from government & corporate intrusion

•Foster reliable economic conditions & private sector job opportunities

•Promote responsible management, harvest, & use of natural resources

•Maintain safe food, water, & air for present & future generations

•Advocate cost effective education with local control & parental choice

•Defend lawful hunting, fishing, trapping, and gun rights

•Keep public lands open to the public

Elections

2012

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Fielder won election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 7. Fielder defeated Rick Seemann in the June 5 primary election and defeated Mark Sheets (D) and John Marshall (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Montana State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJennifer Fielder 56.3% 5,736
     Democratic Mark Sheets 36.1% 3,682
     Libertarian John Marshall 7.6% 779
Total Votes 10,197

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fielder is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Fielder raised a total of $19,669 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 17, 2013.[5]

Jennifer Fielder's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 7 Won $19,669
Grand Total Raised $19,669

2012

Fielder won election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Fielder raised a total of $19,669.
Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jennifer Fielder's campaign in 2012
National Right to Work Committee$640
Missoula County Republican Central Committee$500
Mineral County Republican Central Committee$500
Priest, Jason S.$320
Goble, Geoffrey$320
Total Raised in 2012$19,669
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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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."[6]
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

Fielder and her husband, Paul, have two children and five grandchildren.[1]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Greg Hinkle (D)
Montana State Senate District 7
2013–present
Succeeded by
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