Tom Woods

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Tom Woods
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Current candidacy
Running for Montana House of Representatives, District 62
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Montana House of Representatives, District 64
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 10, 1961
ProfessionCollege instructor
ReligionUnaffiliated
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tom Woods is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 64. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Education

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Woods' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Environment and Natural Resources: "...As a legislator, I want to insure that corporations that profit from this state’s resources are held accountable for their actions. I want our state to be treated like a partner, not a piggy bank. Above all, I want to make sure that Montana remains the last best place for hunting, fishing and hiking for future generations."

Education: "...Not only is it good economic policy to support higher education, I feel that it’s the responsibility of the legislature to fund this institution so that a higher education remains affordable for Montanans who want to pursue a college degree. Along with supporting higher education it is critical that we support our K-12 system as well. Full funding and excellent teachers are critical to this state’s success. As a legislator I will focus on supporting all levels of education across this state as best I can."

Healthcare: "...If the federal government is going to make Montanans buy health insurance our state should consider administering a non-profit health insurance policy."

Corporations: "...I recognize that it’s not feasible or desirable to do away with corporations in this day and age. It is, however, sensible that corporations be subject to government oversight just as that government, in turn, must be responsive to the will of the people."

Reproductive Rights: "With our current system of legalized abortion, all beliefs concerning when life begins are accommodated. If you believe that abortion is wrong, you don’t have to have one. If you believe that abortion is immoral you are also free to convince, but not to coerce others to conform to your belief system. Citizens can do that on their own time and on their own dime, but it’s not fair to co-opt government or the health care system to push an agenda."

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. District 64 incumbent Tom Woods defeated Dane Peeples in the Democratic primary. Vicki Schultz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Woods faces Schultz in the general election. Incumbent Reilly Neill (D) is running in District 60.[2]

Montana House of Representatives, District 62 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Woods Incumbent 95% 1,165
Dane Peeples 5% 61
Total Votes 1,226

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Woods won election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 64. Woods ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Clint Field (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Woods 63% 3,708
     Republican Clint Field 37% 2,175
Total Votes 5,883

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Woods is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Woods raised a total of $6,181 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[5]

Tom Woods's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 64 Won $6,181
Grand Total Raised $6,181

2012

Woods won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Woods raised a total of $6,181.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Woods's campaign in 2012
Vant Hull, Mary B.$160
Montana Democratic Party$160
Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen$160
Elliot, Diane$160
United Transportation Union$160
Total Raised in 2012$6,181
Source:Follow the Money

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."[6]
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
Franke Wilmer (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 64
2013–present
Succeeded by
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