|Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor|
|2009 - Present|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Montana House of Representatives|
|1998 – 2008|
|Bachelor's||Montana State University, Billings (1992)|
|Birthday||May 16, 1962|
|Place of birth||Ogden, Utah|
Following her graduation from Montana State University at Billings in 1992, Lindeen was a faculty member of the Department of English/Philosophy until 1994. From 1995-2000, she helped to build the Montana Communications Network, a locally based internet provider, serving as owner and general manager.
Lindeen ran unsuccessfully for District 7 of the Montana House of Representatives in 1996. From 1997-2000 she served as Vice Chair of the state Democratic Party. In 2006 she ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Lindeen and her husband, David, have three children.
- BSED, English/History, Montana State University, Billings, 1992
State Auditor/Insurance Commissioner (2009-Present)
Lindeed was elected Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana State Auditor in November 2008. She successfully won re-election on November 6, 2012.
Montana House of Representatives (1999-2006)
U.S. Senate, 2014
Although Lindeen had been mentioned as a possible contender for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Democratic U.S. Senator Max Baucus, she announced in July 2013 that she would not be running for the open seat.
Lindeen won re-election as Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor in 2012. She was unopposed in the June 5 primary and defeated Republican state Rep. Derek Skees in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Monica Lindeen Incumbent||53.5%||248,447|
|Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.|
|Montana Auditor Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Election Results Via: Montana Secretary of State|
A major issue of the 2012 campaign was implementation of the Affordable Care Act, referred to as "Obamacare." Lindeen said she has worked to make sure Montana maintains its authority over insurance. To that end, in 2011 she asked the Legislature to create a state-based exchange and give the state the power to review health-insurance rate increases.
She stated, “What I’ve really worked to do is make sure we maintain our state authority as the feds are implementing the Affordable Care Act. My opponent, and others like him, said no.”
|Montana Commissioner of Insurance and Securities, State Auditor, 2008|
|Democratic||Monica Lindeen Incumbent||53.5%||246,522|
Comprehensive donor information for Lindeen is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Lindeen raised a total of $348,149 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.
Lindeen won re-election to the position of Montana Auditor in 2012. During that election cycle, Lindeen raised a total of $135,662.
|Montana Auditor 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Monica Lindeen's campaign in 2012|
|Montana Democratic Party||$5,000|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$510|
|Total Raised in 2012||$135,662|
|Total Votes received in 2012||248,447|
|Cost of each vote received||$0.55|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Monica Lindeen's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Monica Lindeen's Campaign Contributions|
Montana State Auditor
Montana House of Representatives
Montana House of Representatives
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$128,346 (Rep.)||$8,568 (Rep.)||$4,035 (Rep.)|
|Top 5 contributors||Monica J. Lindeen||$6,791||Monica J. Lindeen||$1,183||Monica J. Lindeen||$600|
|Montana Democratic Party||$6,736||Yellowstone County Democratic Central Committee||$279||Pauline Snider||$200|
|Montana State Democratic Women's Club||$620||Friends of Mike McGrath||$130||Brad Martin||$100|
|Henry A. Plott||$510||PPL Corp||$130||Randall Bishop||$100|
|Beverly T. Ross||$350||Beverly T. Ross||$130||Thomas E. Towe||$100|
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- Montana insurers says they won't extend 2013 health policies - The Missoulian
- State auditor: Look to insurers, brokers for help navigating Obamacare - The Missoulian
- Large state insurers won't extend policies - Montana Standard
- Probably not that many Montanans with canceled policies to pay more - Helena Independent Record
- How many people have enrolled in Obamacare in MT? Numbers unclear - KXLF Butte News
- Viewpoint: Find answers about Affordable Care Act - Ravalli Republic
- Viewpoint: Obamacare will help Montanans afford insurance - Ravalli Republic
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- Montana Department of Securities and Insurance
- Official campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart, "Monica Lindeen biography," accessed December 24, 2011
- ↑ Monica Lindeen for State Auditor, "About Monica," accessed December 24, 2011
- ↑ Politico, "Brian Schweitzer move aids GOP in battle for Senate", July 13,2013
- ↑ The Washington Post, "Lindeen won’t run for Senate in Montana," July 16, 2013
- ↑ Billings Gazette, "Many Montanans scoping out 2012 political races ," June 12, 2011
- ↑ Missoulian, "Auditor candidates tout coal bonafides at debate," October 4, 2012
- ↑ Montana Secretary of State, "November 2008 General Election Results," accessed March 25, 2011
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Monica J. Lindeen," accessed July 18, 2013
- ↑ Follow the Money.org
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