Liz Bangerter

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Liz Bangerter
Montana House of Representatives, District 80
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Associate'sCentral Wyoming College, 1994
Office website
Campaign website
Liz Bangerter is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 80. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Bangerter earned her A.D. in general studies from Central Wyoming College in 1994. Her professional experience includes working as a train conductor at Last Chance Tours.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government, Chair
State Administration


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2011
Human Services
Local Government


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Liz Bangerter endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



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. Moffie Funk was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 80 incumbent Liz Bangerter was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bangerter was defeated by Funk in the general election. Incumbent Jenny Eck (D) ran in District 82.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 82 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMoffie Funk 52.5% 2,179
     Republican Liz Bangerter Incumbent 47.5% 1,973
Total Votes 4,152


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bangerter won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 80. Bangerter ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Kelsen Young (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLiz Bangerter Incumbent 55.5% 2,835
     Democratic Kelsen Young 44.5% 2,273
Total Votes 5,108


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Bangerter won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Bangerter did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. She faced Don Judge (D) in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 80 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Liz Bangerter (R) 2,141
Don Judge (D) 1,700

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bangerter is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bangerter raised a total of $44,739 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[8]

Liz Bangerter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 80 Won $25,668
2010 Montana House, District 80 Won $19,071
Grand Total Raised $44,739


Bangerter won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bangerter raised a total of $25,668.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Liz Bangerter's campaign in 2012
Lewis & Clark County Republican Central Committee$440
Bangerter, Liz$200
Montana Young Republicans$200
Allstate Insurance$160
Clark, Jane$160
Total Raised in 2012$25,668
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Bangerter was up for re-election, she collected $19,071 in donations.[9]

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


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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."[10]
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.


Bangerter and her husband, Carl, have three children.

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Preceded by
Mary Caferro (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 80
Succeeded by