|Montana Commissioner of Labor and Industry|
|January 7, 2013 - present|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||January 7, 2013|
|Appointed by||Gov. Steve Bullock (D)|
|Bachelor's||Rocky Mountain College|
|J.D.||University of Montana|
|Birthday||November 4, 1968|
|Place of birth||Townsend, Montana|
Bucy was born and raised in Townshend, Montana. She remained in her home state after high school graduation to attend Rocky Mountain College-Billings. There, she studied political science/history, english, and philosophy, graduating with bachelor's of arts degrees in the former two, in 1991. Then, in 1998, Bucy earned her law degree from the University of Montana School of Law. She spent the intervening years between college and law school in Livingston, where she ran a small business and served as Assistant Manager of the Livingston Chamber of Commerce.
Upon graduating from law school, Bucy was hired as a criminal prosecutor with the Lewis & Clark County Attorney’s office. She went on to work as Executive Assistant Attorney General under former attorney general and current Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath. Her time as chief deputy attorney general provided Bucy with the opportunity to represent the state in front of the Supreme Court and establish her specialty as a prosecutor of sex-related crime; In addition to handling her combination civil and criminal caseload, she led the office to create and develop its system for registering sex and violent offenders.
She left her post at the attorney general's office after 7 years to take a job with Montana's Department of Labor and Industry. She began as Chief Legal Counsel for the Department, and eventually moved into the role of Administrative Counsel.
- Rocky Mountain College-Billings with degrees in history, political science and English (1991)
- J.D. University of Montana School of Law (1998)
Montana Commissioner of Labor (2013-Present)
- See also: Montana attorney general election, 2012
|Attorney General of Montana General Election, 2012|
|Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.|
|Montana Attorney General Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Election Results Via: Montana Secretary of State|
Bucy received the endorsement of the Billings Gazette.
- Montana's Corrupt Practices Act
When asked about the US Supreme Court's recent block of Montana's recent ruling to uphold its 1912 Corrupt Practices Act, which precludes corporate spending in elections, Bucy said that - while it is not the role of the attorney general to determine whether a law is constitutional or not - she supports the law for its service in addressing the "very real and dangerous practice of corporations buying, bribing and bullying election results favorable to themselves... As attorney general I will fight to ensure that Montana citizens, not corporations, maintain control of their elections."
Bucy said that as attorney general she would hire a criminal investigator "from Glendive or Sidney" and redistribute highway patrol officers to eastern Montana to assist local law enforcement in areas where there is a high concentration of accidents and growing number of major crimes. When prompted to give her opinion on the current condition of Montana's sex offender registry, she said that she would have it updated and allocate more resources, namely manpower, "to verify information in the registry and ensure compliance with registration requirements."
- Public Lands
Montana's attorney general serves as a voting member of the state's Board of Land Commissioners. Bucy said she would use that position to bring all stakeholders together in conversation about how best "to ensure that Montana's school trust stays healthy and viable for generations to come."
Bucy said she does not support Montana's involvement in the multistate lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." She believes that challenging a voter-approved law is not the job of the attorney general. Furthermore, she said that such actions are "overtly political and will impact the credibility of the office."
Comprehensive donor information for Bucy is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bucy raised a total of $387,814 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.
|Pam Bucy's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Attorney General of Montana||$387,814|
|Grand Total Raised||$387,814|
Bucy lost the election to the position of Montana Attorney General in 2012. During that election cycle, Bucy raised a total of $387,814.
|Montana Attorney General 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Pam Bucy's campaign in 2012|
|Montana Democratic Party||$15,256|
|Pamela D. Bucy||$8,749|
|Roberta (Bobby) Anner-Hughes||$620|
|Olivia R. Sheckleton||$620|
|Total Raised in 2012||$387,814|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Bucy resides in Helena with husband, Mark Piskolich, and their three children, Errol, Emma and Quinn.
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- Attorney General of Montana
- Current Montana AG Steve Bullock
- Montana attorney general election, 2012
- Bucy Official Campaign Site
- Bucy Campaign Facebook page
- KAJ18, "MT Attorney General Candidate Profile: Pam Bucy," October 9, 2012
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Billings Gazette, "Bullock names Bucy, Batista and O'Leary as department leaders," November 30, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Great Falls Tribune, "Four shoot for attorney general position," May 21, 2012
- ↑ The Great Falls Tribune, "Four shoot for attorney general position," May 21, 2012
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Pam Bucy for Attorney General, "About Pam," accessed May 22, 2012
- ↑ The Missoulian, "Attorney General Primaries top Montana's statewide races," May 20, 2012
- ↑ CSPAN, "Campaign 2012-Election Results From the Associated Press," accessed June 6, 2012
- ↑ Billings Gazette, "Gazette opinion: Bucy offers best experience for attorney general," September 30, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Pam Bucy," accessed July 18, 2013
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