|Montana House of Representatives, District 8|
|2011 - present|
|January 7, 2013|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Montana State University, 1989|
|Profession||Sergeant, Montana Highway Patrol|
Lavin earned his B.S. in Sociology from Montana State University in 1989. His professional experience includes working as a sergeant for the Montana Highway Patrol and a special deputy U.S. Marshal.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lavin served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Local Government|
|• Transportation, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lavin served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Local Government|
Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take 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. Lynn Stanley was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Steve Lavin was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lavin faces Stanley in the general election.
Lavin won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 8. Lavin ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Brittany MacLean (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Steve Lavin Incumbent||59.6%||2,251|
On November 2, 2010, Lavin won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Lavin defeated Carl Glimm in the June 8 primary by a margin of 487-460. He faced Bryan Schutt (D) and Bill Jones (I) in the November 2 general election.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 8 General Election (2010)|
|Steve Lavin (R)||1,465|
|Bryan Schutt (D)||1,031|
|Bill Jones (I)||294|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Lavin ran for election, he collected $12,510 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Montana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve Lavin's campaign in 2010|
|Flathead County Republican Womens Club||$400|
|Stillwater County Republican Central Cmte||$400|
|Excellence In Voting||$160|
|Total Raised in 2010||$12,510|
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.
- Montana Conservation Voters: 2013 State Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on "hotlisted bills that represent a portfolio of priority conservation and environmental issues."
- MEA-MFT: 2013 Legislature
- Legislators are scored on bills of importance to a state teachers' union.
- Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG): 2013 Montana Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on issues of importance to a public interest advocacy group based at the University of Montana in Missoula.
- United Property Owners of Montana: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on bills relating to property rights.
Lavin and his wife, Amy, have two children.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Filing List: Legislative," accessed April 9, 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
- Montana Secretary of State, "Legislative Primary Canvass - June 08, 2010," accessed March 12, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2010 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed March 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
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