|Montana House of Representatives, District 88|
|2011 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Montana State University, 1979|
|Date of birth||December 7, 1956|
|Place of birth||Circle, Montana|
Ehli earned his B.S. in business from Montana State University in 1979. His professional experience includes working as the chief of the Hamilton Fire Department; president and CEO of EASI, Inc.; president of Big Sky Cost Bureau; board member at Citizens State Bank; chairman of Downtown HBID; board member at Industrial Towel; president of Montana Textile Services Association; fire warden of Ravalli County; and president of the Ravalli County Fire Council.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ehli served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health and Human Services, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ehli served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Long-Range Planning|
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. Nancy Schneider was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 88 incumbent Ron Ehli was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ehli defeated Schneider in the general election. Incumbent Kathy Swanson (D) ran in District 77.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 86 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Ron Ehli Incumbent||60.4%||2,447|
Ehli won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 88. Ehli defeated Marlin Foss in the June 5 primary election and defeated Pam Erickson (D) and Stephen Rodriguez (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 88, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ron Ehli Incumbent||58.7%||2,883|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 88 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Ron Ehli Incumbent||84.7%||1,209|
On November 2, 2010, Ehli won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Ehli did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. He faced Terry Moran (D) and James Morris Pearson (L) in the November 2 general election.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 88 General Election (2010)|
|Ron Ehli (R)||2,244|
|Terry Moran (D)||1,566|
|James Morris Pearson (L)||159|
Comprehensive donor information for Ehli is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ehli raised a total of $34,631 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.
|Ron Ehli's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 88||$14,845|
|2010||Montana House, District 88||$19,786|
|Grand Total Raised||$34,631|
2012Ehli won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ehli raised a total of $14,845.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ron Ehli's campaign in 2012|
|Ehli, Ronald J.||$475|
|Ravalli County Republican Women's Club||$400|
|Ravalli County Republican Central Committee||$200|
|Montana Chiropractic Association||$160|
|Total Raised in 2012||$14,845|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Ehli was up for re-election, he collected $19,786 in donations.
His largest contributor in 2010 was:
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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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Ehli and his wife, Laura, have two children.
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- 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
- Montana Secretary of State, "Legislative Primary Canvass - June 08, 2010," accessed March 12, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2010 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed March 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Ehli, Ron," accessed September 25, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
Robert Lake (R)
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