|Montana House of Representatives, District 71|
|January 7, 2013 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Shaw served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Fish, Wildlife and Parks|
|• Natural Resources|
|• State Administration|
In a biography on the Montana Republican Party's website, Shaw highlighted the following campaign themes:
Beliefs that are important to me are serving the people of HD71 with a common sense approach. Private property rights, second amendment rights, and significantly decreasing our wolf population are very important to me along with supporting our youth and education.
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. Johanna Lester was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ray Shaw defeated Bob Wagner in the Republican primary. Shaw defeated Lester in the general election.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 71 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Ray Shaw Incumbent||73.9%||3,385|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 71 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Ray Shaw Incumbent||59.3%||1,307|
Shaw won election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 71. Shaw defeated Robert Kennedy and incumbent Bob Wagner in the June 5 primary election and defeated Kim Miller (I) and write-in candidate Donald J. Lepinsky in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 71 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Ray L. Shaw||45.9%||1,040|
|Bob Wagner Incumbent||43.8%||992|
Comprehensive donor information for Shaw is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Shaw raised a total of $22,590 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.
|Ray Shaw's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 71||$12,770|
|2010||Montana House, District 71||$9,820|
|Grand Total Raised||$22,590|
2012Shaw won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Shaw raised a total of $12,770.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ray Shaw's campaign in 2012|
|Shaw, Ray L||$8,815|
|Montana Agricultural PAC||$200|
|Total Raised in 2012||$12,770|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.
- Montana Conservation Voters: 2013 State Legislative Scorecard
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- MEA-MFT: 2013 Legislature
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- [Montana Republican Party, "House District 71, Ray Shaw," accessed October 17, 2012]
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Filing List: Legislative," accessed October 29, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Election Canvass," accessed June 30, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative Primary Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Shaw, Ray L," accessed September 25, 2013
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
Robert Wagner (R)
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