Ron Vandevender

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Ron Vandevender
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Candidate for
Montana House of Representatives, District 80
PartyLibertarian
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolYazoo City High School, 1977
Personal
BirthdayDecember 29, 1958
Place of birthLong Beach, California
ProfessionFarmer/Rancher
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
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Roy Vandevender (b. December 29, 1958) is a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 80 of the Montana House of Representatives.

Vandevender was the Libertarian candidate for the Governor of Montana in the 2012 elections. He was previously a Libertarian candidate for District 84 in the Montana House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections.

Biography

Born in Orange County, California, Vandevender grew up in Mississippi. He moved to Montana in 1999 and lives off the grid.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take 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. Elizabeth Cain was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 84 incumbent Mike Miller defeated Patrick Johnson in the Republican primary. Ron Vandevender is running as a Libertarian candidate. Miller faces Cain and Vandevender in the general election. Incumbent Liz Bangerter (R) is running in District 82.[2]

Montana House of Representatives, District 80 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Miller Incumbent 65.7% 924
Patrick Johnson 34.3% 483
Total Votes 1,407

2012

See also: Montana gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

Vandevender was a Libertarian candidate for Governor of Montana in 2012. He and his running mate, Marc Mulcahy, faced Republicans Rick Hill and Jon Sonju, Democrats Steve Bullock and John E. Walsh, and independent candidates Bill Coate and Joni Oja in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

According to the website Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, Ron Vandevender took in over 9,000 more votes than the number that separated Bullock and Hill.[4]

Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Montana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bullock and John E. Walsh 48.9% 236,450
     Republican Rick Hill and Jon Sonju 47.3% 228,879
     Libertarian Ron Vandevender and Marc Mulcahy 3.8% 18,160
Total Votes 483,489
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Vandevender ran for Montana House of Representatives in 2010. He lost to incumbent Mike Miller (R) in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 84 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Miller Incumbent 81.8% 3,273
     Libertarian Ron Vandevender 18.2% 726
Total Votes 3,999
Source: Montana Secretary of State

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Vandevender lost to Mike Miller (R) and Pam Ponich-Hunthausen (D) in the race for Montana House of Representatives District 84.

Montana House of Representatives, District 84 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Miller 57% 2,567
     Democratic Pam Ponich-Hunthausen 38.9% 1,750
     Libertarian Ron Vandevender 4.1% 183
Total Votes 4,500
Source: Montana Secretary of State

Campaign donors

2012

Vandevender lost the election to the position of Governor of Montana in 2012. During that election cycle, Vandevender raised a total of $5,535.

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