|Montana House of Representatives, District 39|
|2009 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Randall's professional experience includes working as a teacher.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Randall served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture, Chair|
|• Transportation, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Randall served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Legislative Administration|
|• Transportation, Vice Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Randall served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2009|
Randall's website highlighted the following campaign issues:
Taxes: The more taxes that are sent to Helena, the more Helena will spend and the more government will grow. I am a strong advocate of less taxes and smaller government.
States Rights: The Federal government is continuing to pass legislation that is destroying the sovereignty of the states. The 10th amendment is being trampled. Thomas Jefferson wrote "When all government shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated." I will stand up to the feds and help restore the balance of power in which it was intended.
Education: Everyone should get a good education. There will always be inequities in funding, and I am working with other representatives to correct our problems. But education funding while important is not the answer to all of our problems. Washington D.C. spends more money per student then any other state and their students test 50th in the nation.
Healthcare: With the passage of the National healthcare bill our Healthcare freedom is under attack. Ben Franklin said "Any country that gives up freedom for security with gain neither." While some reform is needed, this monstrosity of a bill will only drive us closer to complete nationalized healthcare. I will personally stand up and sponsor/cosponsor a bill that will nullify the federal law.
Energy: We import large quantities of energy, not only is this costly but a threat to national security. If the middle east were to shut oil supplies off our economy could be put on a stand still almost over night. I have publicly expressed my support for the Otter Creek coal mine. I will continue to support home grown job creating natural resource development just like this.
Man-Caused Global Warming: If there was any doubt that man made caused global warming has a hoax, the recent climate gate scandals and NASA admitting they falsified data, should pretty well seal the deal. The Cap & Tax legislation is a scheme to add more government control on private business & industry. If this legislation every takes hold, Montana businesses & workers will be on the blunt end of a stick beating them penniless.
Jobs and Wages: Three industries drive Montana's economics, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Tourism. I have consistently voted to protect the well being of our states economic drivers. Furthermore, I will fight to end the increasing burdensome regulations and taxes on our industries that create jobs.
Gun Ownership: I co-sponsored the Montana Made Firearms Law, I am a firm believer in the 2nd amendment and its intentions of allow every law abiding citizen the right to own and defend themselves with a firearm without regulation, tax, or license.
Abortion: I am Pro-Life. We all have the right to life and to take that away from an innocent defenseless person is a terrible mistake.
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. Dixie Rieger was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 39 incumbent Lee Randall was unopposed in the Republican primary. Randall defeated Rieger in the general election. Incumbent Scott Staffanson (R) ran in District 35.
Randall won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 39. Randall ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
On November 2, 2010, Randall won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He defeated Jesse Barnhart in the June 8 primary by a margin of 1,717-1,012. Cody Drew ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 39 General Election (2010)|
|Lee Randall (R)||3,253|
|Cody Drew (D)||765|
On November 4, 2008, Lee Randall ran unopposed and won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 39, receiving 3,503 votes.
Randall raised $4,304 for his campaign.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 39|
|Lee Randall (R)||3,503|
Comprehensive donor information for Randall is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Randall raised a total of $12,424 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.
|Lee Randall's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 39||$1,470|
|2010||Montana House, District 39||$6,650|
|2008||Montana House, District 39||$4,304|
|Grand Total Raised||$12,424|
2012Randall won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Randall raised a total of $1,470.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Lee Randall's campaign in 2012|
|R.J. Reynolds Tobacco||$160|
|Montana Medical Association||$160|
|Plum Creek Timber||$160|
|Total Raised in 2012||$1,470|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Randall was up for re-election, he collected $6,650 in donations.
His largest contributor in 2010 was:
Listed below is the largest contributor to Lee Randall's 2008 campaign.
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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.
Randall and his wife, Michelle, have one child.
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- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2010, 2008
- Lee Randall for Montana House District 39, "Issues," accessed October 17, 2012 (timed out)
- 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, "2010 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "Legislative Primary Canvass - June 08, 2010," accessed March 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Lee's 2008 campaign contributions," accessed March 8, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Randall, Lee," accessed September 8, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
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