Frederick "Eric" Moore
|Frederick "Eric" Moore|
|Montana State Senate, District 20|
|2011 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||8 years in any 16-year period|
|Bachelor's||Montana State University|
Moore received his bachelor's degree in Agriculture Business at Montana State University. His professional experience includes as co-owner of Solaris Feeders Cattle Feed.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Moore served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Vice Chair|
|• Business, Labor and Economic Affairs|
|• Education and Cultural Resources|
|• Finance and Claims|
|• Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Moore served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation|
|• Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs|
|• Education and Cultural Resources|
Duplicate auto licenses
As chair of the Law and Justice Interim Committee in June 2010, then-Rep. Shannon Augare requested a review of Montana Enhanced Registration and Licensing Information Network (MERLIN), the computer system used by the state Department of Motor Vehicles since 2009. He had been prompted to do so by constituent complaints. The audit, presented at a June 19, 2012, meeting of the Legislative Audit Committee, found significant improvements in the MERLIN system but also revealed that there were 78,000 duplicate license plates in Montana, many of them caused by a system glitch in 2011. Moore testified that he had been pulled over by police because his vehicle had the same license plate number as a stolen vehicle the police were looking for. He stated that 78,000 seemed to be too large a quantity of duplicate plates in a state with just 1 million residents.
- See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Montana State Senate 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 major party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Bill McChesney was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 20 incumbent Frederick "Eric" Moore was unopposed in the Republican primary. Moore defeated McChesney in the general election. Incumbent Matthew Rosendale, who was not up for re-election, was reassigned to District 17.
|Montana State Senate, District 19 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Eric Moore Incumbent||68.2%||5,222|
- See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010
Comprehensive donor information for Moore is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Moore raised a total of $16,015 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 5, 2013.
|Frederick "Eric" Moore's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana Senate, District 20||$0|
|2010||Montana Senate, District 20||$16,015|
|Grand Total Raised||$16,015|
2012Moore was not up for election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Moore raised a total of $0.
|Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Frederick "Eric" Moore's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$0|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Moore won election to the Montana State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Moore raised a total of $16,015.
|Montana State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Frederick "Eric" Moore's campaign in 2010|
|Moore, Frederick (Eric)||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$16,015|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- Montana Conservation Voters: 2013 State Legislative Scorecard
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- MEA-MFT: 2013 Legislature
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- Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG): 2013 Montana Legislative Scorecard
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- United Property Owners of Montana: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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Moore and his wife, Lea, have two children.
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- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Montana Policy Institute, "Montana Pig Book," accessed March 8, 2014 (Referenced pp. 41-43)
- 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, "2010 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "Legislative Primary Canvass - June 08, 2010," accessed March 8, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Moore, Frederick (Eric)," accessed August 17, 2013
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
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