|Montana 1st Judicial District Court|
|Preceded by:||Dorothy McCarter|
|Undergraduate:||University of Montana|
|Law School:||University of Montana School of Law|
|Candidate for:||Montana 1st Judicial District Court|
|Election information 2012:|
|Primary date:||June 5, 2012|
|Election date:||November 6, 2012|
- 1 Judicial elections
- 2 Education
- 3 Career
- 4 Political career
- 5 Political elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 In the news
- 8 Personal
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
- See also: Montana judicial elections, 2012
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Menahan served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Menahan served on these committees:
On November 2, 2010, Menahan won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Kristi Allen-Gailushas ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 82 General Election (2010)|
|Mike Menahan (D)||2,312|
|Kristi Allen-Gailushas (R)||1,578|
On November 4, 2008, Mike Menahan won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 82, receiving 3,115 votes.
Menahan raised $21,443 for his campaign.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 82|
|Mike Menahan (D)||3,115|
|Chris Sinrud (R)||1,720|
In 2010, a year in which Menahan was up for re-election, he collected $2,530 in donations.
No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.
In the news
Supreme court candidate not eligible to run in 2014, Menahan rules
Lawrence VanDyke filed to run for a position on the Montana Supreme Court against incumbent Michael E. Wheat in the November 2014 election. However, on April 25, 2014, Judge Menahan ordered him to be removed from the ballot for failing to meet eligibility requirements.
Montana Supreme Court candidates must be admitted to practice law in the state for at least five years. VanDyke was admitted to practice in Montana in 2005, but went on inactive bar status from 2007 to 2012 while practicing in another state. He regained active status in early 2013. By the time of the November 2014 election, Judge Menahan found, Van Dyke would have only been an active member of the Montana State Bar for a total of three years and three months.
Judge Menahan explained:
|“||Although the parties have cited numerous out-of-state authority to assist in the analysis of the question, this court’s conclusion rests largely upon the plain language of the Montana Constitution and the constitution and by-laws of the State Bar of Montana.||”|
—Judge Mike Menahan
Following the ruling, VanDyke stated:
|“||This case has been brought by Mike Wheat campaign donors to eliminate the competition by lawsuit. We will appeal to the Supreme Court and fully expect Justice Wheat and Chief Justice (Mike) McGrath to recuse themselves since they are both prominent donors to his re-election campaign.||”|
Menahan and his wife, Stacy, have two children.
- News: Menahan running unopposed for 1st Judicial District, March 30, 2012
- News: Menahan to run for Judge McCarter's position in 2012, September 27, 2011
- Montana House of Representatives - Rep. Mike Menahan
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2010, 2008
- Montana Judicial Branch, "1st Judicial District," accessed April 28, 2014
- The Independent Record, "One-man race: Mike Menahan unopposed for district judge seat," March 17, 2012
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Official General Election Results"
- Montana Lee Newspapers, "Legislator running for district judge," September 22, 2011
- Independent Record, "Menahan running for judge seat; two Democrats vying for legislative seat," September 22, 2011
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on Mike's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Montana 2010 - Candidates," accessed April 11, 2014
- Ravalli Republic, "Judge orders VanDyke off ballot," April 25, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Missoulian, "Judge orders Montana Supreme Court candidate removed from ballot," April 25, 2014
|Montana House of Representatives District 82
| Succeeded by|
Jenny Eck (D)
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