Robyn Driscoll

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Robyn Driscoll
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Montana State Senate, District 26
Incumbent
In office
2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives, District 51
2011 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sRocky Mountain College, 1992
Personal
BirthdayJuly 16, 1962
Place of birthBillings, Montana
ProfessionCommunity Education Coordinator, Billings Public Schools
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Robyn Driscoll (b. July 16, 1962) is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Starting in the 2013-2014 session, Driscoll serves as a Minority Whip.

Driscoll served in the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 51 from 2005 to 2013.

Biography

Driscoll earned her B.A. in History and Political Science from the Rocky Mountain College in 1992. Her professional experience includes working as a community education coordinator at Billings Public Schools, legal instructor at Billings Business College, secretary for the Chief Clerk's Office, and intern for the Montana State Legislature.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Cultural Resources
Energy and Telecommunications
Judiciary
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Law enforcement drones

On January 16, 2013, Driscoll introduced SB 150, "an act limiting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles; and prohibiting any governmental entity within the state of Montana owning or utilizing unmanned aerial vehicle with antipersonnel devices."[1] Her bill would have banned the use of evidence obtained using drones in criminal trials, banned state and local agencies from owning or using any drone with "an anti-personnel device," and given anyone who is the victim of illegal government drone use the right to sue for damages. Driscoll's bill was more restrictive than SB 196, a similar bill sponsored by Senator Matthew Rosendale requiring law enforcement agencies to seek warrants for drone use.[2] The Montana State Senate passed Driscoll's SB 150 on February 5 by a margin of 32 to 17. The bill went to the Montana House of Representatives, where it was tabled in committee and not acted on again before the session's end. Rosendale's bill passed both houses and was signed into law.[3][4][5][6]

Elections

2012

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Driscoll won election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 26. Driscoll ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Malcolm Long (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Montana State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobyn Driscoll 58.7% 3,679
     Republican Malcolm Long 41.3% 2,592
Total Votes 6,271

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Driscoll won election to the Montana House of Representatives. She did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Troy Boucher ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[9][10]

Montana House of Representatives, District 51 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robyn Driscoll (D) 1,069
Troy Boucher (R) 844

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Robyn Driscoll won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 51, receiving 1,984 votes.

Driscoll raised $6,794 for her campaign.[11]

Montana House of Representatives, District 51
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robyn Driscoll (D) 1,984
Susan Anderson (R) 1,398


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Driscoll is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Driscoll raised a total of $41,159 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 5, 2013.[12]

Robyn Driscoll's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 26 Won $14,349
2010 Montana House, District 51 Won $5,271
2008 Montana House, District 51 Won $6,794
2006 Montana House, District 51 Won $6,170
2004 Montana House, District 51 Won $8,575
Grand Total Raised $41,159

2012

Driscoll won election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Driscoll raised a total of $14,349.
Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robyn Driscoll's campaign in 2012
Yellowstone County Democratic Central Committee$1,300
Driscoll, Helen$160
Lindeen, Monica J.$160
Ross, Beverly$160
Ellis, Pamela O.$160
Total Raised in 2012$14,349
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Driscoll won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Driscoll raised a total of $5,271.

2008

Driscoll won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Driscoll raised a total of $6,794.

2006

Driscoll won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Driscoll raised a total of $6,170.

2004

Driscoll won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Driscoll raised a total of $8,575.

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."[13]
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

Driscoll is married with one daughter and one grandson.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lynda Moss (D)
Montana State Senate District 26
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 51
2004–2013
Succeeded by
Kelly McCarthy (D)