|Montana State Senate, District 31|
|2011 - 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Term limits||8 years in any 16-year period|
|Bachelor's||Montana State University, 1975|
Arthun received his B.S. in Animal Science from Montana State University in 1975.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Arthun served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy and Telecommunications|
|• State Administration, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Arthun served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Highways and Transportation|
|• State Administration, Vice Chair|
In an interview published in the Montana Policy Institute's Pig Book (2012), Arthun said, "I think that we need to go down a different road and install a cash-balance plan or some facsimile that will work in Montana for new hires and others who would like to participate." As for adjusting current retirees' benefits, he stated, "I am of the opinion that it will be hard to change current retirees’ plans but that everyone else must be at the table and willing to accept some reductions. The current plans will not survive the way that they are structured. We definitely need a change in direction if there is to be any plan left for anyone."
At the August 8, 2012, meeting of the State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee, Arthun raised the possibility of switching Montana's pension plans to a cash benefit plan which would guarantee employees a return of 5 percent and allow them to take their money with them upon retirement. He said that similar plans were already in use in Kansas and Nebraska.
- See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010
|Montana State Senate, District 31 General election (2010)|
|Ron Arthun (R)||5,506|
|Julia Page (D)||2,770|
Comprehensive donor information for Arthun is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Arthun raised a total of $27,694 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.
|Ron Arthun's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana Senate, District 31||$0|
|2010||Montana Senate, District 31||$27,694|
|Grand Total Raised||$27,694|
2012Arthun was not up for election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Arthun raised a total of $0.
|Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ron Arthun's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$0|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Arthun won election to the Montana State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Arthun raised a total of $27,694.
|Montana State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ron Arthun's campaign in 2010|
|Johnson, Patti Jo||$320|
|Arthun, Nancy R.||$320|
|Total Raised in 2010||$27,694|
|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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Arthun and his wife, Kayl, have three children.
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- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Montana Policy Institute, "Pig Book," accessed March 8, 2014 (Referenced p. 29)
- Montana Policy Institute, "Pig Book," accessed March 8, 2014 (Referenced p. 32)
- Montana Secretary of State, "2010 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "Legislative Primary Canvass - June 08, 2010," accessed March 8, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Arthun, Ron," accessed September 6, 2013
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
John Esp (R)
|Montana State Senate District 31
| Succeeded by|
Mike Phillips (D)