Bob Lake

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Bob Lake
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Montana Public Service Commissioner - District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorGail Gutsche (D)
Compensation
Base salary$94,531
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$90,319
Term limits8 years in a 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana State Senate District 44
2011-January 2013
Montana House of Representatives
2003-2011
Education
High schoolRonan High School, 1956
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1956-1958
Personal
BirthdayMarch 18, 1938
Place of birthRonan, Montana
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Bob Lake (b. March 18, 1938) is a Republican member of the Montana Public Service Commission. He has represented District 4 since 2013.

Lake previously served in the Montana State Senate, representing District 44 from 2011 to 2013, and was a member of the Montana House of Representatives from 2003-2011.

Lake won election to the Montana Public Service Commission on November 6, 2012.

Political career

Montana Public Service Commission (2013 - Present)

Lake was elected to District 4 of the Montana Public Service Commission in 2012. He was sworn in on January 7, 2013.[1]

Montana State Senate (2011 - 2013)

Lake represented District 44 in the Montana State Senate from 2011 to 2013.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lake served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Montana down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Lake ran for District 4 of the Montana Public Service Commission in 2012. He defeated Jim Pearson and Chris Greil in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Democratic incumbent Gail Gutsche in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Montana Public Service Commission District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Gail Gutsche Incumbent 48.6% 46,462
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Lake 51.4% 49,140
Total Votes 95,602
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.


Montana Public Service Commission District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Lake 44.6% 9,734
Jim Pearson 34.3% 7,482
Chris Greil 21.1% 4,610
Total Votes 21,826
Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.


2010

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Lake won election to the Montana State Senate, defeating Dan Cox and Pam Erickson. Lake defeated Art Baker in the primary.

Montana State Senate, District 44 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Lake Incumbent 59.1% 5,189
     Democratic Pam Erickson 29% 2,544
     Libertarian Dan Cox 11.9% 1,047
Total Votes 8,780

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lake is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Lake raised a total of $90,319 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[3]

Bob Lake's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Public Service Commissioner District 4 Won $26,565
2012 Montana State Senate District 44 Not up for election $0
2010 Montana State Senate District 44 Won $24,731
2008 Montana State House District 88 Won $13,412
2006 Montana State House District 88 Won $9,645
2004 Montana State House District 88 Won $8,163
2002 Montana State House District 60 Won $7,803
Grand Total Raised $90,319

2012

Lake won election to the position of Montana Public Service Commission District 4 in 2012. During that election cycle, Lake raised a total of $26,565.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Lake was up for re-election, he collected $24,731 in donations.[4]

No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.

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Personal

Lake and his wife, Faithe, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gail Gutsche (D)
Montana Public Service Commissioner District 4
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Rick Laible
Montana Senate District 44
2011-2013
Succeeded by
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