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Kathleen Williams
Montana House of Representatives, District 65
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sU.C. Berkeley, 1983
Master'sColorado State University, 1990
BirthdayFebruary 16, 1961
Office website
Campaign website
Kathleen Williams (b. February 16, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 65. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Williams earned her B.S. in Resource Economics from U.C. Berkeley in 1983, and her M.S. in Recreation Resources from Colorado State University in 1990. Her professional experience includes working as the executive director at Instream Flow Council; owner and manager at Jetway Geographer LLC.; owner of Lizzie the Lab; water resources program manager at the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks; research analyst at Legislative Environmental Policy Office, Montana Legislature; conservation planner at Oregon Trout; river and recreation planner at the U.S. Forest Service; and project manager and economist at ESA/LSA Associates.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Vice Chair
Natural Resources


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


Campaign themes


Williams' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Expand and diversify our economy
  • Ensure a strong public education system and affordable tuition
  • Assure health care works for Montanans
  • Build a balanced budget that meets our basic needs, protects the vulnerable, and invests in our future
  • Advance civil dialogue and our shared sense of community, and
  • Protect clean air and water and access to rivers and streams



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Williams won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 65. Williams ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Nick Mahan (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Williams Incumbent 69.9% 2,298
     Republican Nick Mahan 30.1% 989
Total Votes 3,287


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Williams won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Williams defeated Bethany Letiecq in the June 8 primary 255-164. She faced Nick Mahan (R) in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 65 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Kathleen Williams (D) 1,288
Nick Mahan (R) 665

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Williams is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Williams raised a total of $19,716 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[6]

Kathleen Williams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 65 Won $8,054
2010 Montana House, District 65 Won $11,662
Grand Total Raised $19,716


Williams won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $8,054.


In 2010, a year in which Williams was up for re-election, she collected $11,662 in donations.[7]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


Williams and her husband, Thomas, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brady Wiseman (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 65
Succeeded by