Brad Hamlett

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Brad Hamlett
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Montana State Senate District 10
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bradley Maxon "Brad" Hamlett is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 10 since 2009.

Hamlett was a candidate for the Montana State House of Representatives, District 50, in 2002. He was also a candidate for the Montana State Senate, District 19, in 2004 and 2006.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Claims
Fish and Game
Natural Resources
Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hamlett served on these committees:

Issues

Arts council

Supporters of the Montana Arts Council made their case for funding in front of lawmakers during a Joint Subcommittee on Education meeting in early January 2011. The organization receives around $450,000 a year from the general fund, another $200,000 from the coal tax, and $800,000 from the federal government, according to Montana Arts Council Executive Director Arlynn Fishbaugh.

Fishbaugh said a push to eliminate the Arts Council around 1994 resulted in the group refocusing their efforts.

“For something to be worthy of state investment, there has to be a return on public investment funds,” she said.

The arts bring in $4.5 million in tax revenue to the state, Fishbaugh told legislators. Bob Wagner requested the organization provide figures about how much the state provided in tax refunds for art donations. Wagner said he understood the value of the arts.

"The structure of how we fund it has to make business sense,” said Wagner.

Sen. Hamlett said the testimony from Arts Council supporters was “very compelling.”

“Keeping kids engaged in school is very important,” Hamlett said.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Hamlett won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 47. Hamlett ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Wendy McKamey (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Hamlett Incumbent 51.1% 4,078
     Republican Wendy McKamey 48.9% 3,907
Total Votes 7,985

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hamlett won election to the 10th District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Jim Whitaker (R).[4]

Montana State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brad Hamlett (D) 4,102
Jim Whitaker (R) 3,937

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008, Hamlett collected $10,296 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Brad Hamlett $820
Lawrence Anderson $290
Bradley Hamlett $268
Montana Democratic Party $166
Heather Michelle Latino $160

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