Kendall Van Dyk

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Kendall Van Dyk
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Current candidacy
Running for Montana State Senate, District 24
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Montana State Senate, District 25
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
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana State House of Representatives
2007-2011
Education
Bachelor'sMontana State University, Bozeman, 2003
Personal
BirthdayMarch 21, 1980
Place of birthThree Forks, Montana
ProfessionWestern Energy Coordinator, Trout Unlimited
ReligionNon Denominational Christian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kendall Van Dyk (b. March 21, 1980) is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Van Dyk served in the Montana House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.

Van Dyk was considered a potential Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate representing Montana in the 2014 election cycle.[1] Ultimately, Van Dyk filed to run for re-election, but suspended his campaign in April 2014 after his wife became pregnant with their first child.[2]

Biography

Van Dyk received his B.A. in Political Science from Montana State University, Bozeman in 2003.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs
Fish and Game
State Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana State Senate 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 major party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. District 25 incumbent Kendall Van Dyk was unopposed in the Democratic primary, but suspended his campaign due to his wife's pregnancy; state Rep. Mary McNally replaced Van Dyk on the general election ballot.[3][4] Tonya Shellnutt defeated Keith Winkler and Rodney Garcia in the Republican primary. Incumbent Roger Webb (R), who is not up for re-election, was reassigned to District 23 by redistricting.[5][6]

Montana State Senate, District 24 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTonya Shellnutt 53.4% 1,162
Rodney Garcia 25.3% 552
Keith Winkler 21.3% 464
Total Votes 2,178

2010

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Van Dyk won election to the Montana State Senate, defeating Roy Brown by 4 votes after a recount.[7] He defeated Linda Wetzel in the June 8 primary by a margin of 1,208-332.[8][9]

Montana State Senate, District 25 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kendall Van Dyk (D) 3,109
Roy Brown (R) 3,101

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Kendall Van Dyk won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 49, receiving 2,198 votes.

Van Dyk raised $15,313 for his campaign.[10]

Montana House of Representatives, District 49
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kendall Van Dyk (D) 2,279
Kassidy Olson (R) 1,286

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Van Dyk is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Van Dyk raised a total of $198,844 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 5, 2013.[11]

Kendall Van Dyk's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 25 Not up for election $0
2010 Montana Senate, District 25 Won $147,822
2008 Montana House, District 49 Won $15,313
2006 Montana House, District 49 Won $35,709
Grand Total Raised $198,844

2012

Van Dyk was not up for election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Van Dyk raised a total of $0.
Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kendall Van Dyk's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Van Dyk won election to the Montana State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Van Dyk raised a total of $147,822.

2008

Van Dyk won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Van Dyk raised a total of $15,313.

2006

Van Dyk won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Van Dyk raised a total of $35,709.

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."[12]
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.

Endorsements

2010

Van Dyk was highlighted as a "critical progressive candidate" by the People for the American Way.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roy Brown
Montana Senate District 25
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Montana State House District 49
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Mary McNally