Mary Caferro

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Mary Caferro
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Current candidacy
Running for Montana State Senate, District 41
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Montana State Senate, District 40
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 House of Representatives
2005 - 2011
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 16, 1959[1]
Place of birthWhitefish, Montana[1]
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mary Caferro (b. December 16, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 40. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Caferro served in the Montana House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011.

Biography

Caferro attended the University of Montana-Helena.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Caferro's website highlights the following themes:

  • We can build an inclusive economy that works for all Montanans by investing in small business, education, and job training
  • Essential services such as food, health care and education must come first in times of scarce budget resources.
  • Fair taxation is essential to an effective government
  • Senior citizen’s should not be forced to choose between a meal and medication
  • Public lands should stay in public hands[2][3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Finance and Claims
Public Health, Welfare and Safety
Health and Human Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Mental health

In the 2013 session, which saw a group of bills relating to mental health treatment early on, Caferro sponsored Senate Bill 11, calling for changes to Nebraska's parole and probation systems to rehabilitate mentally ill offenders. Social worker and bill proponent John Wilkinson told the Missoulian that mentally ill parolees would be required to comply with supervised treatment programs.[4] The bill passed the Senate 47-2 on February 7, with the House voting in favor 91-9 on March 25; it was signed into law on April 15, 2013.[5]

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. Incumbent Mary Caferro was unopposed in the Democratic primary. No candidates filed to run in the Republican primary. Incumbent Christine Kaufmann (D), who is not up for re-election, was reassigned to District 40 by redistricting.[6][7]

2010

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Caferro won election to the Montana State Senate. She defeated Dave Gallik in the June 8 primary. Patrick Faber ran for the seat on the Republican ticket.[8][9]

Montana State Senate, District 40 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Caferro (D) 4,303
Patrick Faber (R) 3,494

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Mary Caferro won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 80, receiving 3,038 votes.

Caferro raised $8,910 for her campaign.[10]

Montana House of Representatives, District 80
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Caferro (D) 3,038
Tari Elam (R) 1,920

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Caferro is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Caferro raised a total of $47,036 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 7, 2013.[11]

Mary Caferro's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 40 Not up for election $0
2010 Montana Senate, District 40 Won $5,380
2008 Montana House, District 80 Won $8,910
2006 Montana House, District 80 Won $10,676
2004 Montana House, District 80 Won $22,070
Grand Total Raised $47,036

2012

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

2010

Caferro won election to the Montana State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Caferro raised a total of $5,380.

2008

Caferro won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Caferro raised a total of $8,910.

2006

Caferro won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Caferro raised a total of $8,910.

2004

Caferro won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Caferro raised a total of $22,070.

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.

Personal

Caferro has four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Cooney
Montana Senate District 40
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Montana State House District 80
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Liz Bangerter