Lee Randall

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Lee Randall
Montana House of Representatives, District 37
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 6
Speaker Pro Tempore, Montana House of Representatives
2015 - present
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Office website
Lee Randall is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Beginning in the 2015 session, Randall serves as Speaker Pro Tempore.


Randall's professional experience includes working as a teacher.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Randall served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2015


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Randall served on the following committees:


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


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


Campaign themes


Randall's website highlighted the following campaign issues:[1]

Taxes: The more taxes that are sent to Helena, the more Helena will spend and the more government will grow. I am a strong advocate of less taxes and smaller government.

Education: Everyone should get a good education. There will always be inequities in funding, and I am working with other representatives to correct our problems. But education funding while important is not the answer to all of our problems. Washington D.C. spends more money per student then any other state and their students test 50th in the nation.

Healthcare: With the passage of the National healthcare bill our Healthcare freedom is under attack. Ben Franklin said "Any country that gives up freedom for security with gain neither." While some reform is needed, this monstrosity of a bill will only drive us closer to complete nationalized healthcare. I will personally stand up and sponsor/cosponsor a bill that will nullify the federal law.

Energy: We import large quantities of energy, not only is this costly but a threat to national security. If the middle east were to shut oil supplies off our economy could be put on a stand still almost over night. I have publicly expressed my support for the Otter Creek coal mine. I will continue to support home grown job creating natural resource development just like this.

Man-Caused Global Warming: If there was any doubt that man made caused global warming has a hoax, the recent climate gate scandals and NASA admitting they falsified data, should pretty well seal the deal. The Cap & Tax legislation is a scheme to add more government control on private business & industry. If this legislation every takes hold, Montana businesses & workers will be on the blunt end of a stick beating them penniless.

Jobs and Wages: Three industries drive Montana's economics, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Tourism. I have consistently voted to protect the well being of our states economic drivers. Furthermore, I will fight to end the increasing burdensome regulations and taxes on our industries that create jobs.

Gun Ownership: I co-sponsored the Montana Made Firearms Law, I am a firm believer in the 2nd amendment and its intentions of allow every law abiding citizen the right to own and defend themselves with a firearm without regulation, tax, or license.

Abortion: I am Pro-Life. We all have the right to life and to take that away from an innocent defenseless person is a terrible mistake.

States Rights: The Federal government is continuing to pass legislation that is destroying the sovereignty of the states. The 10th amendment is being trampled. Thomas Jefferson wrote "When all government shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated." I will stand up to the feds and help restore the balance of power in which it was intended.



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. Dixie Rieger was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 39 incumbent Lee Randall was unopposed in the Republican primary. Randall defeated Rieger in the general election. Incumbent Scott Staffanson (R) ran in District 35.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 37 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee Randall Incumbent 80.1% 3,629
     Democratic Dixie Rieger 19.9% 902
Total Votes 4,531


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Randall won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 39. Randall ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Randall won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He defeated Jesse Barnhart in the June 8 primary by a margin of 1,717-1,012. Cody Drew ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 39 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lee Randall (R) 3,253
Cody Drew (D) 765


On November 4, 2008, Lee Randall ran unopposed and won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 39, receiving 3,503 votes.

Randall raised $4,304 for his campaign.[8]

Montana House of Representatives, District 39
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lee Randall (R) 3,503

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Randall is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Randall raised a total of $12,424 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.[9]

Lee Randall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 39 Won $1,470
2010 Montana House, District 39 Won $6,650
2008 Montana House, District 39 Won $4,304
Grand Total Raised $12,424


Randall won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Randall raised a total of $1,470.


In 2010, a year in which Randall was up for re-election, he collected $6,650 in donations.[10]

His largest contributor in 2010 was:

Donor Amount
Lee Randall $2,460


Listed below is the largest contributor to Lee Randall's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Lee Randall $2,904


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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."[11]
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.


Randall and his wife, Michelle, have one child.

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