Keith Regier

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Keith Regier
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Current candidacy
Running for Montana House of Representatives, District 4
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Montana House of Representatives, District 5
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska
Personal
ProfessionSmall business owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Keith Regier is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.[1] In the 2011-2012 session, Regier served as a Majority Whip.[2]

Biography

Regier earned his B.S. in Education from the University of Nebraska. His professional experience includes working as an elementary teacher at Evergreen Schools, and as a small business owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Federal Relations, Energy, and Telecommunications
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Regier served on the following committees:

Issues

Fuel taxes

Under a proposed bill by Regier, owners of electric and hybrid vehicles would have paid 1 cent per mile and one-half cent per mile in taxes, respectively. Before that bill was proposed, diesel fuel customers paid a state tax of 27 cents per gallon of gasoline.

“For those who are buying gasoline and diesel we’re paying the road tax... They’re basically being exempt from paying this tax,” Regier said. “It’s not a new tax. It’s just applying the tax we do have to electric [vehicles].”

Regier said that owners of electric cars put an average of 10,000 miles on the road per year and would pay about $100 each year if the tax was enacted. He said that was roughly what residents who drive cars that get 25 miles per gallon pay in gasoline tax each year.

Regier said it was difficult to tell how much revenue would be generated given his uncertainty about the number of electric vehicles in Montana.

Regier said he would be surprised if such a bill faced opposition among electric vehicle owners.

“Where are they going to drive those electric cars? If they have an electric car they still need a road to drive on,” Regier said.[3]

Regier ultimately did not introduce the bill in the 2011 session.[4]

Elections

2014

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. Melanie Knadler was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 5 incumbent Keith Regier was unopposed in the Republican primary. Regier faces Knadler in the general election. Incumbent Ed Lieser (D) is running in District 5.[5]

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Regier won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 5. Regier ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated James Mahnke (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Regier Incumbent 74.7% 4,387
     Democratic James Mahnke 25.3% 1,484
Total Votes 5,871

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Regier won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. James Mahnke ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8][9]

Montana House of Representatives, District 5 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Regier (R) 3,547
James Mahnke (D) 876

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Keith Regier won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 5, receiving 4,039 votes.

Regier raised $4,675 for his campaign.[10]

Montana House of Representatives, District 5
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Regier (R) 4,039
Jake Pannell (D) 1,543

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Regier is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Regier raised a total of $16,162 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.[11]

Keith Regier's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 5 Won $4,960
2010 Montana House, District 5 Won $3,995
2008 Montana House, District 5 Won $4,675
2006 Montana House, District 8 Defeated $2,532
Grand Total Raised $16,162

2012

Regier won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Regier raised a total of $4,960.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Keith Regier's campaign in 2012
Flathead County Republican Central Committee$800
Staples, Mark C.$160
Oneok, Inc.$160
Denbury Resources$160
Montana Medical Association$160
Total Raised in 2012$4,960
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Regier was up for re-election, he collected $3,995 in donations.[12]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

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2008

In 2008, a year in which Regier ran for election, he collected $4,675 in donations.[13]

His largest contributors in 2008 were:

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2006

In 2006, a year in which Regier ran for election, he collected $2,532 in donations.[14]

His largest contributors in 2006 were:

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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."[15]
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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Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 5
2008–present
Succeeded by
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