Chas Vincent

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Chas Vincent
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Montana State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip, Montana State Senate
2011-2012
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana State House of Representatives
2007-2010
Personal
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Chas Vincent (b. 1977) is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 1 since 2011. He served as a Majority Whip in the 2011-2012 session.

Vincent holds a BS in Political Science from the University of Montana and has attended the School of Forestry at Oregon State University. He is a logger.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Business in Montana

Nearly 100 people representing businesses went to Helena to voice their concerns about job growth, business health, and other aspects involving the state and business.

“This is the first time we’ve tried this,” Senate President Jim Peterson said in his opening remarks to one group.

“Everyone in the Legislature realizes the importance of jobs in this state,” Peterson said.

During the meeting, Peterson encouraged audience members to testify on the challenges of doing business in Montana.

Vincent organized the event and said the listening session a success.

“A lot of people drove a long way just to talk for seven minutes,” he said.

Vincent also said there were lessons to be learned from the business representatives' testimonies.

“We need to have a business atmosphere conducive for producing certainty for venture capitalists,” Vincent said. “Those that take the risk for job creation need a business environment with enough certainty to take risks.”

He said the event early enough in the session that lawmakers would have time to have some “bills dropped into the hopper” to address issues mentioned.[2]

Elections

2010

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Vincent won election to the Montana State Senate. He defeated Rhoda Cargill in the June 8 primary by a margin of 2,658-966. He did not have any opposition in the general election.

2008

On November 4, 2008 Chas Vincent won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 2, receiving 3,242 votes.

Vincent raised $9,155 for his campaign.[3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 2
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chas Vincent (R) 3,242
Timothy Linehan (D) 1,656

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Vincent was up for re-election, he collected $11,580 in donations.[4]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Aubyn Curtiss (R)
Montana Senate District 1
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Montana State House District 2
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Mike Cuffe (R)