Scott Sales

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Scott Sales
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Montana State Senate, District 34
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives, District 68
2003 - 2011
Education
Bachelor'sBoise State University, 1982
Personal
BirthdayJuly 26, 1960
Place of birthDouglas, Wyoming
ProfessionInvestor
ReligionProtestant Christian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Scott Sales (b. July 26, 1960) is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Sales served in the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 68 from 2003 to 2011. Sales served as Minority Leader during this time. State term limits disqualified him from re-election in 2010.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Rules
State Administration

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sales served on the following committees:[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Sales won election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 34. Sales defeated Debra Brown and Kurt Bushnell in the June 5 primary election and defeated Michael B. Comstock (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Sales 64.3% 7,994
     Democratic Michael Comstock 35.7% 4,444
Total Votes 12,438

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Scott Sales won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 68, receiving 2,644 votes.

Sales raised $11,690 for his campaign.[4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 68
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Sales (R) 2,644
Robert Brastrup (D) 1,666

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sales is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Sales raised a total of $57,370 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[5]

Scott Sales's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 34 Won $21,653
2008 Montana House, District 68 Won $11,690
2006 Montana House, District 68 Won $10,507
2004 Montana House, District 68 Won $5,985
2002 Montana House, District 27 Won $7,535
Grand Total Raised $57,370

2012

Sales won election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sales raised a total of $21,653.
Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Sales's campaign in 2012
Sales, Scott$1,160
Neeley, Allen$320
Priest, Jason S.$320
Dobbs, Glenn M.$320
Baker, Mark A.$320
Total Raised in 2012$21,653
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Sales won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Sales raised a total of $11,690.

2006

Sales won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Sales raised a total of $10,507.

2004

Sales won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Sales raised a total of $5,985.

2002

Sales won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Sales raised a total of $7,535.

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."[6]
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.

Personal

Sales and his wife, Sandra, have three children.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Balyeat (R)
Montana State Senate District 34
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 68
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Kelly Flynn (R)