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Montana State Senate elections, 2002

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Elections for the office of Montana State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 6, 2002, and a general election on November 7, 2002.[1] Twenty-five seats were up for election.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Montana State Senate, a candidate must be:[2]

  • A resident of the state for at least one year next preceding the general election
  • A resident of the county for six months preceding the general election if it contains one or more districts or of the district if it contains all or parts of more than one county.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Katherine Lee Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Keith Bales Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Katherine Lee: 2,910
Republican Party Keith Bales: 3,473 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Kelly Gebhardt: 1,345 Approveda
  • Bruce J. Hoiland: 367
  • Bill Jones: 764

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kelly Gebhardt Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Rita P. Ceartin Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • John Bohlinger Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rita P. Ceartin: 1,712
Republican Party John Bohlinger: 2,769 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Brent R. Cromley Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Corkey Harkins: 528
  • Bruce T. Simon: 558 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brent R. Cromley: 2,675 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bruce T. Simon: 2,269

District 11

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Don Nelson Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Dan McGee Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan McGee: 3,957 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Don Nelson: 2,526

District 12

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Robert R. Story, Jr. Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert R. Story, Jr. Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Paul A. Grigsby Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • John Esp Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul A. Grigsby: 3,081
Republican Party John Esp: 4,034 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Wheat Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Jack Wells Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Wheat: 5,328 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jack Wells: 5,082

District 16

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Nash Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Ken Nordtvedt: 1,185
  • Gary L. Perry: 1,387 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Nash: 2,900
Republican Party Gary L. Perry: 5,680 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Duane Grimes Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Duane Grimes Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Trudi Schmidt Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Lisa M. Thibault Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Trudi Schmidt: 2,454 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lisa M. Thibault: 1,372

District 23

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Jeff Mangan Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeff Mangan Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Tropila Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Hy H. Rushton Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Tropila: 4,135 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Hy H. Rushton: 1,689

District 26

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Cooney Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Mary Jo Fox Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Cooney: 5,314 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mary Jo Fox: 2,487

District 28

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Pennington Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Sherm Anderson: 1,570 Approveda
  • Mitch Tuttle: 804

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Pennington: 3,117
Republican Party Sherm Anderson: 3,456 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Harriet Gibson: 1,096
  • Rick Laible: 1,929 Approveda
  • Allan Walters: 1,647

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Rick Laible Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Jon Ellingson Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jon Ellingson Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Carolyn Squires Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Jim Sadler Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carolyn Squires: 3,572 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Sadler: 1,686

District 38

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Bob Keenan Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bob Keenan Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Connie Leistiko Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Gregory D. Barkus: 1,425 Approveda
  • Dale Haarr: 1,303

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Connie Leistiko: 2,526
Republican Party Gregory D. Barkus: 4,106 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Gayla I. Benefield Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Aubyn Curtiss Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gayla I. Benefield: 1,935
Republican Party Aubyn Curtiss: 4,312 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Shannon J. Augare: 1,312
  • Glenn A. Roush: 1,664 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Ken Hughes Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Glenn A. Roush: 2,910 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ken Hughes: 2,004

District 44

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Rich Clough Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Jerry W. Black Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rich Clough: 3,694 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jerry W. Black: 2,703

District 45

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Jon Tester Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Roy Hollandsworth Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jon Tester: 4,646 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Roy Hollandsworth: 1,879

District 46

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Ken Hansen: 1,327 Approveda
  • Arthur Kleinjan: 1,112
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Ted Solomon Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ken Hansen: 3,011 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ted Solomon: 1,828

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