Austin Knudsen

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Austin Knudsen
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Montana House of Representatives, District 36
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
State House Speaker Pro Tempore
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
High schoolCulbertson High School, 1999
Bachelor'sMontanan State University Bozeman, 2004
J.D.University of Montana School of Law, 2008
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Austin Knudsen is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 36 since 2011. As of the 2013-2014 session, he serves as Speaker Pro Tempore.

Knudsen's professional experience includes working as an attorney at O'Toole Law Firm.

Knudsen earned his BS in sociology from Montana State University at Bozeman, his BA in political science from Montana State University at Bozeman, and his JD from the University of Montana School of Law.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On his website, Knudsen supports expanding natural resource development "while protecting private property and surface interests," and "cutting pointless regulations and bureaucracy."[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Federal Relations, Energy, and Telecommunications
Legislative Administration, Vice Chair
Rules
Taxation

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Knudsen won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 36. Knudsen ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Knudsen won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He faced incumbent Julie French (D) in the November 2 general election.

Montana House of Representatives, District 36 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Austin Knudsen (R) 2,174
Julie French (D) 1,729

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Knudsen was up for re-election, he collected $22,650 in donations.[4]

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

Personal

Knudsen and his wife, Christie, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Julie French (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 36
2011–present
Succeeded by
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