|Montana House of Representatives, District 78|
|2011 - 2015|
|Elections and appointments|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
Gibson earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice. Gibson's professional experience includes working as an administrator of juvenile corrections for the State of Montana.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gibson served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations, Vice Chair|
|• Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gibson served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice, Chair|
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. Mary Ann Dunwell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 78 incumbent Steve Gibson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Gibson was defeated by Dunwell in the general election. Nicholas Taffs (L) withdrew before the general election. Incumbent Mike Miller (R) ran in District 80.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 84 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Mary Ann Dunwell||50.3%||1,885|
|Republican||Steve Gibson Incumbent||49.7%||1,862|
Gibson won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 78. Gibson ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Joe Cohenour (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 78, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Steve Gibson Incumbent||52.2%||2,311|
On November 2, 2010, Gibson won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Gibson defeated Bowen Greenwood and Phoebe Williams in the June 8 primary. He faced Joe Cohenour (D) in the November 2 general election.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 78 General Election (2010)|
|Steve Gibson (R)||2,011|
|Joe Cohenour (D)||1,413|
Comprehensive donor information for Gibson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Gibson raised a total of $46,470 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.
|Steve Gibson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 78||$15,981|
|2010||Montana House, District 78||$18,463|
|2008||Montana House, District 78||$12,026|
|Grand Total Raised||$46,470|
2012Gibson won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gibson raised a total of $15,981.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve Gibson's campaign in 2012|
|Lewis & Clark County Republican Central Committee||$690|
|Lantis, Mary Ellen||$260|
|Keys, Dorothy D.||$200|
|Montana Medical Association||$160|
|Total Raised in 2012||$15,981|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Gibson was up for re-election, he collected $18,463 in donations.
No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.
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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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- MEA-MFT: 2013 Legislature
- Legislators are scored on bills of importance to a state teachers' union.
- Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG): 2013 Montana Legislative Scorecard
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- United Property Owners of Montana: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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Gibson and his wife, Debbie, have two children.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- 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, "Gibson, Steve," 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
Jill Cohenour (D)
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