Franke Wilmer

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Franke Wilmer
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Current candidacy
Running for Montana State Senate, District 32
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Montana House of Representatives, District 63
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sShepherd University, 1981
Master'sUniversity of Maryland, 1985
Ph.D.University of Maryland, 1990
Personal
BirthdayDecember 2, 1950
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionCollege professor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Franke Wilmer (b. December 2, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 63. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She previously served as State House Speaker Pro Tempore. Wilmer is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 32 of the Montana State Senate.[1]

Biography

Wilmer earned her B.S. in Political Science from Shepherd University in 1981, M.A. in Political Science from the University of Maryland in 1985 and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Maryland in 1990. Her professional experience includes working as a professor at Montana State University, political science department chair at Montana State University, assistant professor at the University of South Carolina and instructor at the University of Maryland.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Wilmer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Franke Wilmer believes we must create an economy that produces family wage paying jobs for the working families of America; we must balance the budget and bring down the national debt, protect our environment, strongly support choice and strongly promote peace.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Ethics
Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Vice Chair
State Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take 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. April Buonamici defeated Michael Comstock in the Democratic primary. Gordon Vance defeated Ted Washburn in the Republican primary. Buonamici faces Vance in the general election. Incumbent Scott Sales (R), who is not up for re-election, was reassigned to District 35 by redistricting.[3][4]

Montana State Senate, District 34 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngApril Buonamici 74.2% 535
Michael Comstock 25.8% 186
Total Votes 721
Montana State Senate, District 34 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Vance 53.3% 1,181
Ted Washburn 46.7% 1,033
Total Votes 2,214

2012

Montana House

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wilmer was appointed by the Democratic Party to run for Montana House of Representatives District 63, replacing Marty Livingston, who withdrew after the primary. Wilmer defeated incumbent Tom Burnett (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFranke Wilmer Incumbent 51% 3,567
     Republican Tom Burnett Incumbent 49% 3,425
Total Votes 6,992

U.S. House

Wilmer announced an intention to run for U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. She was seeking the seat being vacated by Denny Rehberg (R).[7] She faced Kim Gillan, Diane Smith, Dave Strohmaier, Rob Stutz, Jason Ward and Sam Rankin in the Democratic primary. Wilmer was defeated by Kim Gillan in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012.[8]

Montana's At-Large District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKim Gillan 31% 25,077
Diane Smith 15.6% 12,618
Dave Strohmaier 14.1% 11,366
Rob Stutz 3.2% 2,586
Franke Wilmer 18.4% 14,836
Sam Rankin 11.6% 9,382
Jason Ward 6.1% 4,959
Total Votes 80,824

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Wilmer won election to the Montana House of Representatives. She did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Nick Landeros ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[9][10]

Montana House of Representatives, District 64 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Franke Wilmer (D) 1,979
Nick Landeros (R) 1,595

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

On November 4, 2008, Franke Wilmer won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 64, receiving 3,523 votes.

Wilmer raised $9,638 for her campaign.[11]

Montana House of Representatives, District 64
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Franke Wilmer (D) 3,523
Ken Champion (R) 2,475

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wilmer is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilmer raised a total of $60,359 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.[12]

Franke Wilmer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 63 Won $19,959
2010 Montana House, District 64 Won $7,454
2008 Montana House, District 64 Won $9,638
2006 Montana House, District 64 Won $23,308
Grand Total Raised $60,359

2012

Wilmer won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wilmer raised a total of $19,959.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Franke Wilmer's campaign in 2012
Swanson, Tim & Nancy$320
Sager, Gary & Paul$320
Belgrad, Richard$320
Forrest, Louise R.$200
Miller, Bruce$200
Total Raised in 2012$19,959
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Wilmer was up for re-election, she collected $7,454 in donations.[13]

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

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."[14]
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

Wilmer has one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Burnett (R)
Montana House of Representatives District 63
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 64
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Tom Woods (D)