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Cliff Larsen

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Clifford Larsen
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Montana State Senate District 50
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
Education
High schoolEmmett High School
Bachelor'sBoise State University
Master'sPortland State University
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Clifford Larsen is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 50 since 2009. Starting in the 2013-2014 session, Larsen serves as a Minority Whip.

Larsen served in the Vietnam War. He has also worked in the following positions: Counselor for Veterans Administration, Educator for the University of Oregon, Commissioner for the Missoula County Airport Authority, Healthcare Administrator, and Educator for Boise State University. He is currently Operator of a Ranch/Farming Enterprise in LaValle Creek.

Larsen was a candidate for the Montana State Senate in 2004.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Larsen lists the following platform points on his website:[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

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Telecommunications
Judiciary
Natural Resources
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

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

2008

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008, Larsen collected $11,474 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Clifford Larsen $1,104
Ronald Bender $160
Larry Larsen $160
Glacier PAC $160
Terry Cornwell $160

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Personal

Larsen and his wife, Trish, have one child.

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Montana Senate District 50
2009–present
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