Kathleen Williams

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Kathleen Williams
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Montana House of Representatives, District 65
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sU.C. Berkeley, 1983
Master'sColorado State University, 1990
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 16, 1961
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kathleen Williams (b. February 16, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 65. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Williams earned her B.S. in Resource Economics from U.C. Berkeley in 1983, and her M.S. in Recreation Resources from Colorado State University in 1990. Her professional experience includes working as the executive director at Instream Flow Council; owner and manager at Jetway Geographer LLC.; owner of Lizzie the Lab; water resources program manager at the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks; research analyst at Legislative Environmental Policy Office, Montana Legislature; conservation planner at Oregon Trout; river and recreation planner at the U.S. Forest Service; and project manager and economist at ESA/LSA Associates.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Vice Chair
Natural Resources
Rules
Taxation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Williams served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Williams' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Expand and diversify our economy
  • Ensure a strong public education system and affordable tuition
  • Assure health care works for Montanans
  • Build a balanced budget that meets our basic needs, protects the vulnerable, and invests in our future
  • Advance civil dialogue and our shared sense of community, and
  • Protect clean air and water and access to rivers and streams

Elections

2014

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. District 65 incumbent Kathleen Williams was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Nick Mahan was unopposed in the Republican primary. Williams defeated Mahan in the general election. Incumbent Alan Redfield (R) ran in District 59. Billie Love (R) filed to run, but was removed from the ballot before the primary.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 61 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Williams Incumbent 57.6% 2,975
     Republican Nick Mahan 42.4% 2,187
Total Votes 5,162

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Williams won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 65. Williams ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Nick Mahan (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Williams Incumbent 69.9% 2,298
     Republican Nick Mahan 30.1% 989
Total Votes 3,287

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Williams won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Williams defeated Bethany Letiecq in the June 8 primary 255-164. She faced Nick Mahan (R) in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 65 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kathleen Williams (D) 1,288
Nick Mahan (R) 665

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Williams is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Williams raised a total of $19,716 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[8]

Kathleen Williams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 65 Won $8,054
2010 Montana House, District 65 Won $11,662
Grand Total Raised $19,716

2012

Williams won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $8,054.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kathleen Williams's campaign in 2012
Turner, W. Thomas$160
Pope, Benjamin$160
Rupp, Jeffrey$160
Elliot, Diane$160
Pope, Christopher$160
Total Raised in 2012$8,054
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Williams was up for re-election, she collected $11,662 in donations.[9]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Montana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kathleen Williams's campaign in 2010
Unitemized Contributions$1,019
Boreing, Sharon$160
Turner, Linda$160
Baird, Brian$160
Boyer, Jennifer$160
Total Raised in 2010 $11,662

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."[10]
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

Williams and her husband, Thomas, have two children.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Brady Wiseman (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 65
2011–present
Succeeded by
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