|Montana House of Representatives, District 44|
|2011 - 2014|
|Elections and appointments|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Arizona State University|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Endorsements
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
McNiven earned his bachelor's degree from Arizona State University. His professional experience includes working as the owner of McNiven Enterprises.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McNiven served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Labor|
|• Ethics, Vice Chair|
|• Local Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McNiven served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business and Labor|
McNiven's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Better Economy/Better Jobs
I support efforts to create a business climate that will encourage existing businesses and industries to expand their research, development and job force. A reduction in taxes and bureaucratic red tape will stimulate growth in all aspects of our economy resulting in more and higher paying jobs for Montana.
Less Spending/Lower Taxes
There is too much spending and waste in our government. The average income of the citizens of Montana is not keeping pace with the increases in government spending. Too much of our income is spent on property and income taxes and it is time for relief. We should be able to choose how we spend more of our money and government should be spending less time trying to redistribute the wealth of Montana.
Our children need to be prepared to compete in a very technical world and to do that, a quality education must be available. Adequate funding for education, competent teachers and up-to-date equipment and facilities are necessary to accomplish this.
Everyone should have access to basic health care at a reasonable cost. Too many Montanans are denied that access either due to unaffordable insurance premiums, preexisting health conditions that prevent them from obtaining insurance and overall heathcare costs that are just too high. Healthcare costs must become more competitive.
Lower Energy Costs/Responsible Development
The cost of heating and lighting our homes and obtaining fuel for cars, trucks and farm equipment is causing too much of a strain on our family, business and government budgets. We need to have a comprehensive plan and then execute that plan to continue to develop our natural resources, find and develop new sources of energy and maintain a quality environment.
Traditional Family Values
Strong families are as important today as they were yesterday and will continue to be important in the future if we are to thrive and even survive. Our children are our greatest resource and we need to use our talent, creativity and resources to make sure they inherit a Montana that is even better than the one we live in today. We need to do all that we can to protect the values that will keep our families strong.
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. Tom Curry was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 44 incumbent Jonathan McNiven was unopposed in the Republican primary. McNiven defeated Curry in the general election. Joshua Austill ran as a Libertarian candidate. Incumbent Don Jones (R) ran in District 46.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 56 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Jonathan McNiven Incumbent||65.5%||2,061|
McNiven won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 44. McNiven ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Wallace Yovetich (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jonathan McNiven Incumbent||61.5%||2,567|
On November 2, 2010, McNiven won election to the Montana House of Representatives. McNiven did not have any opposition in June 8 primary. He faced Don Reed (D) in the November 2 general election.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 44 General Election (2010)|
|Jonathan McNiven (R)||1,946|
|Don Reed (D)||1,165|
Comprehensive donor information for McNiven is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McNiven raised a total of $24,010 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.
|Jonathan McNiven's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 44||$8,500|
|2010||Montana House, District 44||$15,510|
|Grand Total Raised||$24,010|
2012McNiven won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McNiven raised a total of $8,500.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jonathan McNiven's campaign in 2012|
|Yellowstone County Republican Women's Club||$800|
|Taylor, Mark R.||$160|
|Total Raised in 2012||$8,500|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which McNiven was up for re-election, he collected $15,510 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Montana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jonathan McNiven's campaign in 2010|
|Stillwater County Republican Central Cmte||$500|
|Yellowstone County Republican Central Cmte||$300|
|Ballard, David W||$160|
|Total Raised in 2010||$15,510|
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.
- Montana Conservation Voters: 2013 State Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on "hotlisted bills that represent a portfolio of priority conservation and environmental issues."
- MEA-MFT: 2013 Legislature
- Legislators are scored on bills of importance to a state teachers' union.
- Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG): 2013 Montana Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on issues of importance to a public interest advocacy group based at the University of Montana in Missoula.
- United Property Owners of Montana: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on bills relating to property rights.
McNiven and his wife, Tania, have three children.
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- Office website (63rd session)
- Campaign website
- Campaign Facebook page
- Personal Facebook profile
- McNiven's blog
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Billings Gazette, "Lawmaker McNiven resigns 2 weeks after re-election to run newspaper," November 20, 2014
- Jonathan McNiven for HD44, "On the Issues," accessed October 16, 2012
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Filing List: Legislative," accessed October 29, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Election Canvass," accessed June 30, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative Primary Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "Legislative Primary Canvass - June 08, 2010," accessed March 12, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2010 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed March 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "McNiven, Jonathan," accessed September 8, 2013
- Follow the Money, "McNiven, Jonathan," accessed January 8, 2015
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Montana Leadership Team," March 6, 2012
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