Jenny Eck

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Jenny Eck
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Current candidacy
Running for Montana House of Representatives, District 79
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Montana House of Representatives, District 82
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sSmith College
Office website
Campaign website
Jenny Eck is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 82. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources


Campaign themes


Eck's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

You deserve a representative who will fight for affordable health care, small businesses, good-paying jobs, and quality education for all....
We can and should do more to protect consumers, seniors, working families, the environment—all the things that make Montana great....



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take 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. District 82 incumbent Jenny Eck was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unopposed in the general election. Ric Tenneson was unopposed in the Republican primary but was disqualified for failing to file campaign finances.[2] Incumbent Chuck Hunter (D) is running in District 83.[3]


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Eck won election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 82. Eck defeated Donald Jones and Don Judge in the June 5 primary election and defeated Samuel J. Hunthausen (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 82, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJenny Eck 54.1% 2,789
     Republican Samuel Hunthausen 45.9% 2,365
Total Votes 5,154
Montana House of Representatives, District 82 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJenny Eck 53.5% 800
Don Judge 29.6% 442
Donald Jones 16.9% 252
Total Votes 1,494

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Eck is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Eck raised a total of $29,076 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[6]

Jenny Eck's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 82 Won $29,076
Grand Total Raised $29,076


Eck won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Eck raised a total of $29,076.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jenny Eck's campaign in 2012
Beck, Judy$320
Evans, Diane$320
Clack, Sylvia$320
Carlson, Linda S.$320
Ainsworth, Liann$320
Total Raised in 2012$29,076
Source:Follow the Money


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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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Menahan (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 82
Succeeded by