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Ray Shaw
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Montana House of Representatives, District 71
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Ray Shaw is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 71. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


In a biography on the Montana Republican Party's website, Shaw highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

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.



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRay Shaw 56.9% 3,311
     Independent Kim Miller 42.7% 2,481
     Independent Donald Lepinsky 0.4% 24
Total Votes 5,816
Montana House of Representatives, District 71 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRay L. Shaw 45.9% 1,040
Bob Wagner Incumbent 43.8% 992
Robert Kennedy 10.3% 233
Total Votes 2,265

Campaign donors

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.[4]

Ray Shaw's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 71 Won $12,770
2010 Montana House, District 71 Defeated $9,820
Grand Total Raised $22,590


Shaw won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Shaw raised a total of $12,770.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Wagner (R)
Montana House of Representatives District 71
Succeeded by