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Nancy Ballance
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Montana House of Representatives, District 89
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
ProfessionRetired executive
Office website
Campaign website
Nancy Ballance is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 89. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013


Campaign themes


Ballance's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Protect our rights to life, liberty and property
Responsibly develop our natural resources
Reduce government and the taxpayer debt burden
Oppose federal takeover of our water and land
Eliminate unnecessary regulation & business taxes
Eliminate frivolous lawsuits
Provide alternative educational opportunities
Return healthcare regulation & funding to Montana



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. Erin O'Leary Houtchens was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 89 incumbent Nancy Ballance was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ballance defeated Houtchens in the general election. Incumbent Pat Connell (R) ran for District 43 of the Montana State Senate.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 87 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Ballance Incumbent 71.7% 2,832
     Democratic Erin O'Leary Houtchens 28.3% 1,120
Total Votes 3,952


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ballance won election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 89. Ballance defeated Josh Hennes and Russ Vogel in the June 5 primary election and defeated Peggy Steffes (D) and Andy Elwell (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 89, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Ballance 64.2% 3,657
     Democratic Peggy Steffes 29.3% 1,670
     Libertarian Andy Elwell 6.5% 373
Total Votes 5,700
Montana House of Representatives, District 89 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Ballance 59% 1,267
Josh Hennes 23.6% 506
Russ Vogel 17.4% 373
Total Votes 2,146

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ballance is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ballance raised a total of $19,325 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[6]

Nancy Ballance's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 89 Won $19,325
Grand Total Raised $19,325


Ballance won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ballance raised a total of $19,325.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nancy Ballance's campaign in 2012
Ballance, Nancy L.$9,021
Ravalli County Republican Women's Club$400
Ravalli County Republican Central Committee$400
Ballance, Larry$320
Balance, Ashley$320
Total Raised in 2012$19,325
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.

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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.

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Preceded by
Gary MacLaren (R)
Montana House of Representatives District 89
Succeeded by