Brad Hamlett

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Brad Hamlett
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Montana State Senate, District 10
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Websites
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Bradley Maxon "Brad" Hamlett is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Claims
Fish and Game
Natural Resources
Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Arts council

Supporters of the Montana Arts Council made their case for funding in front of lawmakers during a Joint Subcommittee on Education meeting in early January 2011. At the time, the organization received around $450,000 a year from the general fund, another $200,000 from the coal tax, and $800,000 from the federal government, according to Montana Arts Council Executive Director Arlynn Fishbaugh.

Fishbaugh said a push to eliminate the Arts Council around 1994 resulted in the group refocusing their efforts.

“For something to be worthy of state investment, there has to be a return on public investment funds,” she said.

The arts brought in $4.5 million in tax revenue to the state, Fishbaugh told legislators. Bob Wagner requested the organization provide figures about how much the state provided in tax refunds for art donations. Wagner said he understood the value of the arts.

"The structure of how we fund it has to make business sense,” said Wagner.

Hamlett said the testimony from Arts Council supporters was “very compelling.”

“Keeping kids engaged in school is very important,” Hamlett said.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Hamlett won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 47. Hamlett ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Wendy McKamey (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Hamlett Incumbent 51.1% 4,078
     Republican Wendy McKamey 48.9% 3,907
Total Votes 7,985

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hamlett won election to the 10th District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Jim Whitaker (R).[4]

Montana State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brad Hamlett (D) 4,102
Jim Whitaker (R) 3,937

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hamlett is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hamlett raised a total of $37,225 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 5, 2013.[5]

Brad Hamlett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 10 Won $13,319
2010 Montana Senate, District 10 Not up for election $0
2008 Montana Senate, District 10 Won $10,296
2006 Montana House, District 19 Defeated $10,979
2004 Montana House, District 19 Defeated $531
2002 Montana House, District 50 Defeated $2,100
Grand Total Raised $37,225

2012

Hamlett won re-election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hamlett raised a total of $13,319.
Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brad Hamlett's campaign in 2012
BNSF Railway$160
Graybill, Benjamin$160
Great Falls Education Association$160
Keene, Dolores$160
Montana Petroleum Association$160
Total Raised in 2012$13,319
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hamlett was not up for election to the Montana State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hamlett raised a total of $0.

2008

Hamlett won election to the Montana State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Hamlett raised a total of $10,296.

2006

Hamlett lost the election for the Montana House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hamlett raised a total of $10,979.

2004

Hamlett lost the election for the Montana House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hamlett raised a total of $531.

2002

Hamlett lost the election for the Montana House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Hamlett raised a total of $2,100.

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Montana State Senate District 10
2009–present
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