Tom Berry

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Tom Berry
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Current candidacy
Running for Montana House of Representatives, District 40
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Montana House of Representatives, District 45
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
ProfessionSmall business owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tom Berry is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Berry works as a small business owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor, Chair
Federal Relations, Energy, and Telecommunications
Local Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Berry served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2011
Business and Labor, Vice Chair
Local Government
Transportation

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Berry served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2009
Business and Labor
Local Government
Transportation

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

The following comes from Berry's website made during his first run:[1]

What Tom Berry Stands For:

  • Preserving Property Owner’s Rights
  • Promoting Job Growth & Increasing Wages
  • Balancing Energy Growth
  • Supporting Stronger Education
  • Preserving Montana Lifestyles and Values
  • Promoting a Meth Free Montana

Elections

2014

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Edith Sloan was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 45 incumbent Tom Berry defeated Ray Gorham in the Republican primary. Incumbent Bill McChesney (D) is running for District 19 of the Montana State Senate.[2]

Montana House of Representatives, District 40 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Berry Incumbent 60.2% 1,252
Ray Gorham 39.8% 829
Total Votes 2,081

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Berry won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 45. Berry defeated Mark Higgins in the June 5 primary election and defeated Carolee Hagstrom (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Berry Incumbent 71.5% 3,252
     Democratic Carolee Hagstrom 28.5% 1,299
Total Votes 4,551

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Berry won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary and no one filed to run against him in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5][6]


2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Tom Berry won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 45, receiving 3,168 votes.

Berry raised $5,480 for his campaign.[7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 45
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Berry (R) 3,168
Henry Plott (D) 1,053

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Berry is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Berry raised a total of $14,716 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.[8]

Tom Berry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 45 Won $6,276
2010 Montana House, District 45 Won $2,960
2008 Montana House, District 45 Won $5,480
Grand Total Raised $14,716

2012

Berry won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Berry raised a total of $6,276.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Berry's campaign in 2012
Rosebud County Republican Women$400
Staples, Mark C.$260
Rosebud County Republican Central Committee$250
Allstate Insurance$160
Wilks, Joann$160
Total Raised in 2012$6,276
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Berry was up for re-election, he collected $2,960 in donations.[9]

No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.

Scorecards

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2013

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

Legislators are scored on "hotlisted bills that represent a portfolio of priority conservation and environmental issues."[10]
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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Political offices
Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 45
2009–present
Succeeded by
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