Tom Facey

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Tom Facey
Montana State Senate, District 50
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives
1999 - 2011
Bachelor'sUniversity of Montana, 1976
Master'sUniversity of Montana, 1992
Date of birthMarch 30, 1954
Place of birthHelena, Montana
ProfessionScience teacher
Office website
Tom Facey (b. March 30, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Beginning in the 2015 session, Facey serves as a Minority Whip.

Facey served in the Montana House of Representatives from 1999 to 2011.


Facey received his B.A. from the University of Montana in 1976, and his M.Ed. from the University of Montana in 1992. His professional experience includes working as a science teacher.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Facey served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2015
Fish and Game
Education and Cultural Resources
Business, Labor and Economic Affairs


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Facey served on the following committees:


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



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. District 48 incumbent Tom Facey was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election. Incumbent Cliff Larsen (D), who was not up for re-election, was reassigned to District 47 by redistricting.[1][2]


See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Facey won election to the Montana State Senate, defeating Patty Lovaas. Facey defeated Teresa Henry in the primary.[3][4]

Montana State Senate, District 48 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Facey (D) 3,947
Patty Lovaas (R) 2,422

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Facey is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Facey raised a total of $29,237 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 7, 2013.[5]

Tom Facey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 48 Not up for election $0
2010 Montana Senate, District 48 Won $29,237
Grand Total Raised $29,237


Facey was not up for election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Facey raised a total of $0.


Facey won election to the Montana State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Facey raised a total of $29,237.


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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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carolyn Squires
Montana Senate District 48
Succeeded by