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Kirk Bushman

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Kirk Bushman
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Montana Public Service Commissioner - District 2
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
Years in position 2
PredecessorBrad Molnar (R)
Base salary$98,125
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$21,182
Term limits8 years in a 16-year period
High schoolBillings Central Catholic High School
Bachelor'sMontana State University -
ProfessionMechanical Engineer
Office website
Kirk Bushman is a Republican member of the Montana Public Service Commission. He has represented District 2 since January 7, 2013.[1]


Bushman is a former Yellowstone Republican chairman and previously ran for the U.S. Senate. A mechanical engineer, Bushman worked as a senior designer for WorleyParsons.[2]


  • Billings Central Catholic High School
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Montana State University-Bozeman

Political career

Montana Public Service Commission (2013 – present)

Bushman was first elected to Montana Public Service Commission District 2 in 2012. He assumed office on January 7, 2013.



See also: Montana down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Bushman won election for District 2 of the Montana Public Service Commission in 2012.[3] In early May 2012, Bushman's only primary opponent, Al Garver, announced he was suspending his campaign. His name remained on the ballot.[4] Bushman defeated Democrat Chuck Tooley in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Montana Public Service Commission District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKirk Bushman 52.7% 47,385
     Democratic Chuck Tooley 47.3% 42,587
Total Votes 89,972
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.

Montana Public Service Commissioner District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKirk Bushman 63.3% 14,066
Al Garver 36.7% 8,156
Total Votes 22,222
Election Results via The Montana Secretary of State.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bushman is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bushman raised a total of $21,182 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[6]

Kirk Bushman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Public Service Commissioner District 2 Won $21,182
Grand Total Raised $21,182


Bushman won election to the position of Montana Public Service Commissioner District 2 in 2012. During that election cycle, Bushman raised a total of $21,182.


Bushman and his wife, Jill, have three children. They live in Billings. Bushman hunts wolves.[7][2]

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Preceded by
Brad Molnar (R)
Montana Public Service Commission District 2
Succeeded by