Carolyn Squires

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Carolyn Squires
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Montana House of Representatives, District 96
Incumbent
In office
1987 - 2001, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position (current service)3
Years in position (previous service)14
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Montana State Senate, District 48
2003 - 2011
Education
Associate'sEverett Junior College
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 25, 1940
Place of birthWhitefish, Montana
ProfessionLicensed Nurse
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Carolyn Squires (b. September 25, 1940) is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 96. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Squires did not seek re-election in 2014.

Squires previously served in the House from 1987 to 2001. She then served in the Montana State Senate, representing District 48 from 2003 to 2011.

Biography

Squires earned her A.A. in Arts and Sciences from Everett Junior College in 1962, and her L.P.S. from Missoula Vo-Tech in 1967. Her professional experience includes working as a Licensed Practicing Nurse.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Legislative Administration
Transportation, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

In a profile by the Missoulian, Squires opposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act. She said she "would support expanding Medicaid," and said that while natural resource development was good for the state in terms of jobs, benefits, and money to be used on schools, renewable energy should be brought forward as well for the sake of the environment.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Squires won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 96. Squires ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Jon Baker (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 96, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Squires Incumbent 66.6% 3,088
     Republican Jon Baker 33.4% 1,551
Total Votes 4,639

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Squires won election to the Montana House of Representatives.

Montana House of Representatives, District 96 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carolyn Squires (D) 1,783
Mat Stevenson (R) 1,253

2006

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Squires won re-election to the 48th District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Monique Cratty (R).[4]

Montana State Senate, District 48 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carolyn Squires (D) 5,253
Monique Cratty (R) 2,563

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Squires is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Squires raised a total of $59,600 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[5]

Carolyn Squires's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 96 Won $5,821
2010 Montana House, District 96 Won $8,338
2008 Montana Senate, District 48 Not up for election $0
2006 Montana Senate, District 48 Won $8,616
2002 Montana Senate, District 34 Won $8,528
1998 Montana House, District 68 Won $6,972
1996 Montana House, District 68 Won $6,353
1994 Montana House, District 68 Won $6,701
1992 Montana House, District 58 Won $4,400
1990 Montana House, District 58 Won $3,871
Grand Total Raised $59,600

2012

Squires won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Squires raised a total of $5,821.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carolyn Squires's campaign in 2012
Montana Dental Association$160
Campbell, Brent A.$160
Roberts, Thomas$160
Erickson, Ronald$160
Olson, Jill$160
Total Raised in 2012$5,821
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Squires was up for re-election, she collected $8,338 in donations.[6]

Her largest contributor in 2010 was:

Donor Amount
Carolyn Squires $1,687

2006

In 2006, Squires collected $8,616 in donations.[7]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Heidi Olson $130
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters $130
David Hunter $130
Glacier PAC $130
Steve Arntzen $130

Scorecards

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2013

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."[8]
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.

Personal

Squires and her husband, Harold, have two children.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Teresa Henry (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 96
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Montana State Senate District 48
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Tom Facey (D)
Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives
1987–2001
Succeeded by
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