|Montana State Senate, District 44|
|January 7, 2013 - January 5, 2015|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||December 7, 2012|
|Appointed by||Ravalli County Republican Central Committee|
|Place of birth||Vernon, Connecticut|
Boulanger's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Along with the right to own a firearm, the right to own property and use that property as you see fit needs to be protected at all costs. Owning your own piece of land is the American dream. It was at the foundation of our country’s independence and development. We must make sure that Montanans individual rights are never put in jeopardy by government overreach and abuse of eminent domain.
As a lifelong hunter and gun collector I believe one of the freedoms that sets us apart is the right to keep and bear arms. I have been member of the NRA for over 25 years. I plan to protect this right as the founders intended. Montana is a gun-friendly state, no matter how many people in Helena try to suggest otherwise.
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
I believe our small business owners are a major part of the backbone of Montana. Economic demand creates jobs, not government grants and programs. The best social assistance is a job that offers a hand up, not a hand out.
We need to make the process for starting a business more streamlined and remove oppressive barriers to help small businesses grow. Government needs to get out of the way and let capitalism and the free market do what they do best: deliver prosperity!
We are under siege in Montana from the US Fish and Wildlife when they illegally introduced non-native wolves into our great state (wreaking havoc with our ungulate herds). This is an issue very personal to me. I have been working with the FWP and the Ravalli county commissioners to reverse the trend of our disappearing deer and elk herds. The American taxpayers are delivering millions of dollars annually to law firms which exploit loopholes in well-intentioned Congressional acts. This needs to stop.
It’s time we limited the federal government’s influence on our education system and put the power back into the hands of the LOCAL parents and teachers. I am an ardent supporter of SCHOOL CHOICE! We need to give parents more power in deciding how their children are educated. Technology is the future and if we don’t embrace it, we will be run over by it! Only by freeing schools to do what is best for their students (not bureaucrats in Helena) can we see education get back on track.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Boulanger served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation|
|• Local Government|
- See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Montana State Senate 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 major party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Robert Schumacher was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 44 incumbent Scott Boulanger was defeated by Pat Connell in the Republican primary. Connell defeated Schumacher in the general election. Incumbent Gene Vuckovich (D), who was not up for re-election, was reassigned to District 39.
|Montana State Senate, District 43 General Election, 2014|
|Montana State Senate, District 43 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Scott Boulanger Incumbent||49.6%||2,369|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 87 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Pat Connell Incumbent||47.6%||1,013|
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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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- Ravalli Republic, "Boulanger appointed to Senate by county commission," December 7, 2012
- Scott Boulanger for Senate, "Issues," accessed May 13, 2014
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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 Primary Election Canvass," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
Bob Lake (R)
|Montana State Senate District 44
| Succeeded by|
Pat Connell (R)