Debra Lamm

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Debra Lamm
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Montana House of Representatives, District 60
Member-elect
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
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Debra Lamm is a Republican member-elect of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 60.

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Campaign themes

2014

Civil Liberties


As Montanans, we are fiercely independent and we prize our freedom. That’s why we are concerned about the rate at which governments are consolidating power. Whether it’s the Executive Branch in Washington, D.C. or the State government in Helena, a consolidation of power means a loss of freedom for all of us.

We read about the effects of this power grab everyday in the news. It is an intrusion into our private lives. It is a loss of our right to privacy, which is repeatedly violated everyday, through the collection of personal information by the federal government. This power grab means warrantless wiretaps and searches, routinely conducted by federal agencies, without oversight by the Judicial Branch. And it also means our religious liberties are slowly being washed away by laws and actions that are diametrically opposed to the founding of our country.

How much further will governments lean on your civil liberties? The Legislature must construct legal roadblocks between an out-of-control government and “we the people”. As your representative, I will seek to use our State government’s power to reassert the rights of Montanans.


Education


The federal and state governments have built a wall higher and higher between parents, teachers and students. Today Washington, D.C. and Helena create endless mandates that over-burden our teachers and hamper our students. The result? Instead of success, this top-down system has created lower academic achievement for students and a loss of professional freedom for teachers.

I believe that parents, in conjunction with local school districts and teachers, should be returned to the driver’s seat. Only then can communities help each student to reach his or her potential.


Natural Resources


Montana is called the “Treasure State” for a reason: we are truly blessed with an abundance of natural resources. Whether we are boasting about our farms and ranches, our forests or our rich energy and mineral deposits, few states can match our State’s beauty or her potential. And that means we have a lot to share with our country and the world.

Despite this, many voices seem to think that we cannot conserve and develop our resources at the same time. But we can. In fact, most ranchers have been doing both for generations. Responsible production and sensible conservation comes naturally to most of us who call Montana home.

But this has made us a target. Obsolete viewpoints and false premises are used to stop us from exercising our rights to develop our State’s resources and protect our lands as we deem appropriate. We are forced to suffer the consequences of a stagnant national energy policy and over-zealous regulatory agencies, instead of harnessing our resources and at the same time improving our economy and creating new jobs.

I will work to keep nonsensical regulations out of the way of small businesses while helping our community conserve our “Treasure State” for generations to come.


Second Amendment


Other states may choose to restrict responsible gun ownership, but here in Montana, we have made the common-sense decision to abide by the U.S. Constitution and maintain a healthy respect for “the right of the people to keep and bear arms”.

Sometimes in political debate, others forget that our civil liberties include our right to own firearms. As your representative in the Legislature, I won’t forget that the Second Amendment is irrefutably part of our character, as Montanans. And I will protect that right from federal and state interference, meant to limit gun ownership by law-abiding citizens.[1][2]

Elections

2014

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 62 incumbent Reilly Neill was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Debra Lamm defeated Kevin Fochs in the Republican primary. Lamm defeated Neill in the general election. Incumbent David Howard (R) ran for District 29 of the Montana State Senate.[3][4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 60 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDebra Lamm 51.7% 2,030
     Democratic Reilly Neill Incumbent 48.3% 1,894
Total Votes 3,924
Montana House of Representatives, District 60 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDebra Lamm 56.4% 754
Kevin Fochs 43.6% 583
Total Votes 1,337

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lamm ran in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 61. Lamm was defeated by Alan Redfield in the June 5 primary election.[5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 61 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Redfield 50% 1,333
Debra Lamm 41.6% 1,107
Daniel Burmeister 8.4% 224
Total Votes 2,664

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