|Montana House of Representatives, District 87|
|January 7, 2013 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ballance served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Appropriations, Chair|
|• Natural Resources and Transportation|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Ballance served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
Ballance's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
I WILL WORK TO:
• Protect our rights to life, liberty and property
• Responsibly develop our natural resources
• Reduce government and the taxpayer debt burden
• Oppose federal takeover of our water and land
• Eliminate unnecessary regulation & business taxes
• Eliminate frivolous lawsuits
• Provide alternative educational opportunities
• Return healthcare regulation & funding to Montana
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. Erin O'Leary Houtchens was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 89 incumbent Nancy Ballance was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ballance defeated Houtchens in the general election. Incumbent Pat Connell (R) ran for District 43 of the Montana State Senate.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 87 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Nancy Ballance Incumbent||71.7%||2,832|
|Democratic||Erin O'Leary Houtchens||28.3%||1,120|
Ballance won election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 89. Ballance defeated Josh Hennes and Russ Vogel in the June 5 primary election and defeated Peggy Steffes (D) and Andy Elwell (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 89, General Election, 2012|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 89 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Ballance is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ballance raised a total of $19,325 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.
|Nancy Ballance's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 89||$19,325|
|Grand Total Raised||$19,325|
2012Ballance won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ballance raised a total of $19,325.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nancy Ballance's campaign in 2012|
|Ballance, Nancy L.||$9,021|
|Ravalli County Republican Women's Club||$400|
|Ravalli County Republican Central Committee||$400|
|Total Raised in 2012||$19,325|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.
- Montana Conservation Voters: 2013 State Legislative Scorecard
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- MEA-MFT: 2013 Legislature
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- Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG): 2013 Montana Legislative Scorecard
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- United Property Owners of Montana: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Nancy Ballance for HD89, "Issues," accessed October 18, 2012 (dead link)
- 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
- Follow the Money, "Ballance, Nancy," accessed September 25, 2013
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
Gary MacLaren (R)
|Montana House of Representatives District 89
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