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Clifford Larsen
Montana State Senate, District 50
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 6
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
High schoolEmmett High School
Bachelor'sBoise State University
Master'sPortland State University
Office website
Campaign website
Clifford Larsen is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Starting in the 2013-2014 session, Larsen serves as a Minority Whip.


Larsen's professional experience includes working as a counselor for Veterans Administration, educator at the University of Oregon and Boise State University, Commissioner of the Missoula County Airport Authority, health care administrator, and operator of a ranch/farming enterprise in LaValle Creek. Larsen served in the Vietnam War.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Telecommunications
Natural Resources


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Larsen served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Larsen served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Larsen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

On the economy: Invest in our education system so the next generation can compete Attract new business through small business tax breaks

On veterans: Sponsored and passed the veterans affordable home loan bill to ensure the dream of homeownership. Support job re-entry trainings and programs, job placement partnerships

On conservation: Respect our Constitution’s call to provide a clean and healthful enviornment (sic) for all Montanans. Preserve access for hunters, fischers (sic) and recreational activities

Election history


See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Larsen won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 50. Larsen ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Niles Brush (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana State Senate, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Larsen Incumbent 60% 5,944
     Republican Niles Brush 40% 3,965
Total Votes 9,909


On November 4, 2008, Larsen won election to the 50th District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Kandi Matthew-Jenkins (C).[4]

Montana State Senate, District 50 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Clifford Larsen (D) 6,693
Kandi Matthew-Jenkins (C) 2,733

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Larsen is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Larsen raised a total of $54,349 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 7, 2013.[5]

Clifford Larsen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 50 Won $19,735
2010 Montana Senate, District 50 Not up for election $0
2008 Montana Senate, District 50 Won $11,474
2004 Montana Senate, District 50 Defeated $23,140
Grand Total Raised $54,349


Larsen won re-election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $19,735.
Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cliff Larsen's campaign in 2012
Larsen, Clifford$1,130
Williams, Carol$250
Hall, Alan$160
Hayes, David$160
Dale, Lonnie$160
Total Raised in 2012$19,735
Source: Follow the Money


Larsen was not up for election to the Montana State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $0.


Larsen won election to the Montana State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $11,474.


Larsen lost the election for the Montana State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Larsen raised a total of $23,140.


Larsen and his wife, Trish, have one child.

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