Tom Steenberg

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Tom Steenberg
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Montana House of Representatives, District 99
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
ProfessionRetired fire chief
Office website
Personal website
Tom Steenberg is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 99. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Steenberg served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2015
Federal Relations, Energy, and Telecommunications, Vice Chair
Local Government
Business and Labor


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Steenberg served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


In a profile by the Missoulian, Steenberg said he opposed repealing the Affordable Care Act, and "would support expanding Medicaid" in the state. While positive on renewable energy and incentives to produce it, he was more skeptical of traditional energy sources, saying that "environmental, social and economic impacts that should be examined," and that "oil-and-gas development [should] not come at the expense of our natural resource environment or cultural treasures."[1]



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Tom Steenberg was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election. Incumbent Kimberly Dudik (D) ran in District 94.[2][3]


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Steenberg won election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 95. Steenberg ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Karen K. Meyer (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 96, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Steenberg 63.5% 3,006
     Republican Karen Meyer 36.5% 1,726
Total Votes 4,732

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steenberg is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Steenberg raised a total of $11,550 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[6]

Tom Steenberg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 95 Won $11,550
Grand Total Raised $11,550


Steenberg won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Steenberg raised a total of $11,550.


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

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Legislators are scored on bills relating to property rights.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Diane Sands (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 95
Succeeded by