Sue Malek

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Sue Malek
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Montana State Senate, District 46
Incumbent
In office
2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
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 a 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives, District 98
2009 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sMontana State University, 1974
Master'sUniversity of Montana, 2000
Personal
BirthdayOctober 29, 1951
Place of birthMinot, North Dakota
ProfessionAcademic Advising Coordinator, University of Montana School of Business
ReligionCongregational
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sue Malek (b. October 29, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 46. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Malek served in the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 98 from 2009 to 2013.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Local Government
Taxation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Malek's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Economy

  • Excerpt: "Worker retraining will continue to be important to our changing economy. As a state and nation, we must adequately and fairly fund our public schools and make sure students can obtain the grants and loans they need to attend college."

Education

  • Excerpt: "The federal law No Child Left Behind is a poor fit for small and rural states like Montana. All too often it prevents local control and punishes schools when they need help the most. We must maintain high expectations for our students and we are doing that the Montana way."

Women

  • Excerpt: "I support family leave policies that allow sick, vacation, or unpaid leave for people who need time off to care for family members."
  • Excerpt: "I support affordable, quality child care and pre-school programs that mean so much to the long-term educational success of our children"

Environment

  • Excerpt: "I support development of alternative energy, wind and solar, because these industries mean good jobs for Montanans, can help individual families save money, and will help us protect our environment. We have innovative products being developed in Montana. I will support the companies working on new opportunities every step of the way."

Elections

2012

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Malek won election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 46. Malek defeated Tyler Gernant in the June 5 primary election and defeated Kevin Blackler (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana State Senate, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSue Malek 59.9% 5,934
     Republican Kevin Blackler 40.1% 3,980
Total Votes 9,914

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Malek won election to the Montana House of Representatives. She did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Michael Sopuch ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 98 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sue Malek (D) 2,019
Michael Sopuch (R) 1,809

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Sue Malek won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 98 receiving 3,285 votes.

Malek raised $8,746 for her campaign.[6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 98
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sue Malek (D) 3,285
Will Deschamps (R) 2,569

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Malek is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Malek raised a total of $26,756 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 7, 2013.[7]

Sue Malek's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 46 Won $13,777
2010 Montana House, District 98 Won $4,233
2008 Montana House, District 98 Won $8,746
Grand Total Raised $26,756

2012

Malek won election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Malek raised a total of $13,777.
Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sue Malek's campaign in 2012
Malek, Susan$923
Missoula County Democratic Central Committee$400
Coffin, Doug$339
Montana Public Employees Association$260
Molaris, Susan$165
Total Raised in 2012$13,777
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Malek won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Malek raised a total of $4,233.

2008

Malek won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Malek raised a total of $8,746.

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."[8]
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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carol Williams (D)
Montana State Senate District 46
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Montana State House District 98
2008–2013
Succeeded by
Jenifer Gursky (D)