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Lynda Moss

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Lynda Moss
Montana State Senate District 26
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$103.69/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2004
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska, Omaha, 1977
Master'sUniversity of Northern Iowa, 1979
Date of birthMarch 15, 1950
Place of birthTorrington, WY
ProfessionExecutive Director, Foundation for Community Vitality
Office website
Campaign website
Lynda Moss (b. March 15, 1950) is a former Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 26 from 2005 to 2013. She is a former Majority Whip.

Moss earned her BFA from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, in 1977. She went on to receive her M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in 1979. She then earned her MFA from Montana State University in 1984.

Moss was the Curator of Education at Western Heritage Center from 1979 to 1982. She then worked as Executive Director for Western Heritage Center from 1986 to 2002. She has been Executive Director of the Foundation for Community Vitality since 2002.

Moss was a candidate for the Montana House of Representatives, District 14, in 2000.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Moss served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Moss served on these committees:



See also: Montana down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Moss ran for District 2 of the Montana Public Service Commission in 2012. She lost to Chuck Tooley in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012.[1]

Montana Public Service Commissioner District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Tooley 56.4% 9,549
Lynda Moss 43.6% 7,374
Total Votes 16,923
Election Results via The Montana Secretary of State.



On November 4, 2008, Moss won re-election to the 26th District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Max Graham (R).[3]

Montana State Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lynda Moss (D) 4,405
Max Graham (R) 2,884

Campaign donors

In 2008, Moss collected $22,580 in donations.[4]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Yellowstone County Democratic Central Committee $800
Montana Academy of Ophthalmology $200
Kate Morris $160
SEIU Healthcare 775 NW $160
Kenneth Kuchin $160

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Moss is widowed and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana Senate District 26
Succeeded by
Robyn Driscoll (D)