Scott Reichner

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Scott Reichner
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Montana House of Representatives, District 9
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Websites
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Scott M. Reichner is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.[1] Reichner did not seek re-election in 2014.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Ethics, Chair
Human Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Workers' compensation reform

In late 2010, Reichner complimented the work done by the Labor-Management Advisory Council to reform workers’ compensation in Montana. However, he added the House Republican caucus wanted “to take a bigger bite of the apple.”

“We are not discouraging any bills at this moment,” he said. “We appreciate what they (LMAC) have done.”

Reichner said Montana had the highest workers’ compensation rates in the country and deeper cuts need to be made to lure new businesses and help current employers. He said the caucus would take what was good in the LMAC bill and blend it into a new proposal.[2]

Reichner introduced HB 334 in the 2011 session. The bill, which reduced workers' compensation rates by 20 percent, saw bipartisan support in both houses and was signed into law on April 12, 2011.[3][4]

Campaign themes

2012

Reichner told the Daily Inter Lake that he hoped to support oil and gas development, Medicaid reform, and reduced property tax rates if elected to a third term.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Reichner won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 9. Reichner defeated Frank Mutch in the June 5 primary election and defeated Rodrik Brosten (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Reichner Incumbent 67.4% 3,962
     Democratic Rodrik Brosten 32.6% 1,912
Total Votes 5,874
Montana House of Representatives, District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Reichner Incumbent 66.3% 1,305
Frank Mutch 33.7% 662
Total Votes 1,967

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Reichner won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Neal Brown ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8][9]

Montana House of Representatives, District 9 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Reichner (R) 3,324
Neal Brown (D) 1,292

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Scott Reichner won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 9, receiving 3,666 votes.

Reichner raised $8,033 for his campaign.[10]

Montana House of Representatives, District 9, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Reichner Incumbent 61.4% 3,666
     Democratic Edd Blackler 38.6% 2,303
Total Votes 5,969

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Reichner was up for re-election, he collected $6,455 in donations.[11]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Montana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Reichner's campaign in 2010
Flathead County Republican Womens Club$600
Callard, Kaye & Woodminston, Bruce$320
Hanna, Mr & Mrs Jack$320
Molen Family$320
Ream, Charles$200
Total Raised in 2010 $6,455

2008

In 2008, a year in which Reichner ran for election, he collected $8,033 in donations.[12]

His largest contributors in 2008 were:

Montana House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Reichner's campaign in 2008
Reichner, Scott M$2,173
Reed, Bob & Ginunreadable$320
Flathead Valley Republican Womens Club$250
Dacrow, George$200
Kuhn, Walter$160
Total Raised in 2008 $8,033


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.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Scott Reichner endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [14]

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Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 9
2008–present
Succeeded by
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