|Montana House of Representatives, District 50|
|2011 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Montana State University|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Court earned her B.S. in Biology from Montana State University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Court served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Fish, Wildlife and Parks|
|• Legislative Administration|
|• Natural Resources, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Court served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business and Labor|
|• Fish, Wildlife, and Parks|
|• Natural Resources|
Court's website highlighted the following campaign themese:
I have and will continue to support and push for legislation that supports a sound economy, a good education system, and clean water and air. I believe small businesses serve as the backbone of our state’s economy by creating and providing jobs. I started and operated a successful small business in Montana for 25 years. I know firsthand what it takes to keep this vital segment of our economy strong and growing. My business experience is needed at the state legislature to make the tough decisions to get our Montana economy moving again.
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. District 52 incumbent Virginia Court was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Tom Richmond defeated Aaron Langford in the Republican primary. Court defeated Richmond in the general election. Incumbent Dennis Lenz (R) ran in District 48.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 50 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Virginia Court Incumbent||57%||1,657|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 50 Republican Primary, 2014|
Court won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 52. Court ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Kassidy Olson (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Virginia Court Incumbent||61.8%||2,122|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 52 General Election (2010)|
|Virginia Court (D)||1,403|
|Bruce Reierson (R)||1,255|
Comprehensive donor information for Court is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Court raised a total of $39,297 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.
|Virginia Court's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 52||$15,478|
|2010||Montana House, District 52||$23,819|
|Grand Total Raised||$39,297|
2012Court won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Court raised a total of $15,478.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Virginia Court's campaign in 2012|
|Yellowstone County Democratic Central Committee||$800|
|Sample, Joseph S.||$160|
|Billings Fire Fighters Local 521||$160|
|Total Raised in 2012||$15,478|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Court was up for election, she collected $23,819 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
- Legislators are scored on "hotlisted bills that represent a portfolio of priority conservation and environmental issues."
- 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
- Legislators are scored on issues of importance to a public interest advocacy group based at the University of Montana in Missoula.
- United Property Owners of Montana: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on bills relating to property rights.
Court and her husband, Jim, have five children.
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- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Virginia Court, Democrat for House District 52, home page, accessed October 16, 2012
- 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, "Court, Virginia," accessed September 8, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
Arlene Becker (D)
|Montana House of Representatives District 52
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