Ron Erickson

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Ron Erickson
Montana State Senate District 47
Former member
In office
2009 - 2013
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$103.69/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2008
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sBradley University, 1955
Ph.D.University of Iowa, 1959
Date of birthApril 20, 1933
Place of birthPeoria, IL
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Ron Erickson (b. April 20, 1933) is a former Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 47 from 2009 to 2013.

Erickson earned his B.S. from Bradley University in 1955. He went on to receive his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1959.

Erickson worked in various research positions for the University of Texas, NATO, from 1958 to 1961. He then worked as Assistant Professor for Canisius College from 1961 to 1965. He went on to be the Director of Environmental Studies for the University of Montana from 1976 to 1984. From 1965 to 1998 he was Professor and Associate Professor for the University of Montana.

Erickson served in the Montana State House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009.

Committee assignments


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


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



On November 4, 2008, Erickson won election to the 47th District Seat in the Montana State Senate unopposed.[1]

Montana State Senate, District 47 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Erickson (D) 9,439

Campaign donors

In 2008, Erickson collected $15,642 in donations.[2]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Eric Feaver $200
United Transportation Union $160
Montana Public Employees Association $160
Glacier PAC $160
Ronald Erickson $160

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Erickson and his wife, Nancy, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana State Senate District 47
Succeeded by
Dick Barrett (D)