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John Vincent
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Montana Public Service Commissioner - District 3
Former officeholder
In office
2009 - January 7, 2013
Base salary$94,531
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Gallatin County Commissioner
Bozeman Mayor
Bozeman City Commissioner
High schoolBellevue (Wash.) High School (1960)
Bachelor'sSeattle University (1970)
Date of birthSeptember 16, 1942
Place of birthNew Haven, Connecticut
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John Vincent (b. September 16, 1942) was a member of the Montana Public Service Commission representing District 3. Vincent, a Democrat, served from 2009 to 2013. He lost his re-election bid in 2012 to Roger Koopman (R).[1]


Prior to his involvement in politics, Vincent began teaching in Bozeman Public Schools in 1971, a position he would hold until 2000. Bozeman served multiple terms in the Montana House of Representatives, was Mayor of Bozeman, and Chair of the Gallatin County Commission.

Vincent and his wife, Peggy, have one child.[1]


  • BA Equivalent, Education, Seattle University, 1971
  • B.A., American Government, Seattle University, 1970

Political career

Public Service Commission (2009-2013)

Vincent was first elected to the Montana Public Service Commission on November 4, 2008. He lost his re-election bid in 2012.

Gallatin County Commission (2001-2006)

Vincent served as Chair of the Gallatin County Commission from 2001 – 2006.

Montana House of Representatives (1975-1990)

Vincent was first elected to the Montana House of Representatives in 1975 and served until 1990. During that time he served as Speaker of the House from 1985-1986 and again from 1989-1990.



See also: Montana down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Vincent initially considered a run for governor in 2012, but instead sought re-election to District 3 of the Public Service Commission in 2012.[2][3] He defeated Mark Sweeney in the June 5 Democratic primary and lost to Roger Koopman (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Montana Public Service Commission District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Koopman 50.9% 52,330
     Democratic John Vincent Incumbent 49.1% 50,513
Total Votes 102,843
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.

Montana Public Service Commissioner District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Vincent 50.8% 9,917
Mark Sweeney 49.2% 9,592
Total Votes 19,509
Election Results via The Montana Secretary of State.

Vincent has said the goal of his second term would be to get the Legislature to alter the law in order to allow the PSC more leeway to protect utility ratepayers.[4]


Vincent won election on November 4, 2008, defeating Republican Alan Olson.[5]

Montana Public Service Commission District 3, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Vincent 52.5% 51,669
     Republican Alan Olson 47.5% 46,728
Total Votes 98,397

Campaign donors


Vincent lost the election to the position of Montana in 2012. During that election cycle, Vincent raised a total of $30,025.

2006 and 2008

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana Public Service Commission District 3
Succeeded by
Roger Koopman (R)