Travis Kavulla

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Travis Kavulla
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Montana Public Service Commissioner - District 1
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 4
Base salary$98,125
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Campaign $$47,254
Term limitsN/A
High schoolGreat Falls High School (2002)
Bachelor'sHarvard University (2006)
Master'sCambridge University, London (2008)
Date of birthAugust 15, 1984
Place of birthHavre, Montana
ProfessionFreelance Journalist
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Travis Kavulla (b. August 15, 1984) is the current chair and District 1 member of the Montana Public Service Commission. Kavulla, a Republican, was first elected November 2, 2010.[1]

A February 2013 article in Governing named Kavulla as one of the top state Republican officials to watch in 2013.[2] He won re-election without opposition in 2014.


A journalist by trade, Kavulla served as editor of National Review from 2006 to 2007. He currently works as a freelancer.[1]


  • MA, African history, Cambridge University, London, England, 2008
  • B.A., history, Harvard University, 2006
  • Great Falls High School, 2002

Political career

Public Service Commission (2011-Present)

The youngest regulatory commissioner in state history, Kavulla was elected in November 2010 at the age of 26.[3]



See also Montana down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Kavulla was running for re-election as Montana Public Service Commissioner in the 2014 election.[4] Kavulla was uncontested in the primary election on June 3, 2014. Travis Kavulla won the general election on November 4, 2014, without opposition.


Kavulla won election on November 2, 2010, defeating Democrat Don Ryan.[5]

Montana Public Service Commission District 1, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Kavulla 63.9% 40,171
     Democratic Don Ryan 36.1% 22,705
Total Votes 62,876

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kavulla is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kavulla raised a total of $47,254 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[6]

Travis Kavulla's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Public Service Commissioner District 1 Not up for election $0
2010 Montana Public Service Commissioner District 1 Won $47,254
Grand Total Raised $47,254


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Montana Public Service Commissioner District 1
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