Debby Barrett

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Debby Barrett
Montana State Senate District 36
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 6
State Senate President Pro Tempore
2013 - present
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
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives
2001 - 2009
Office website
Debby Barrett is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 36 since 2009. Starting in the 2013-2014 session, Barrett serves as President Pro Tempore.

Barrett served in the Montana State House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009. During her time in the House, she served as Republican Whip.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Labor and Economic Affairs
Fish and Game
Natural Resources
Rules, Vice Chair


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


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



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Barrett won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 36. Barrett ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Richard Turner (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Montana State Senate, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDebby Barrett Incumbent 71.1% 7,390
     Democratic Richard Turner 28.9% 3,011
Total Votes 10,401


On November 4, 2008, Barrett won election to the 36th District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Lynn Brown Giles (D).[3]

Montana State Senate, District 36 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Debby Barrett (R) 6,784
Lynn Brown Giles (D) 3,550

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Barrett collected $9,715 in donations.[4]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Beaverhead County Republican Committee $1,300
Cari Miles $160
Montana Contractors Association $160
Barry Rice $160
Montana Petroleum Marketers $160

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Preceded by
Montana State Senate District 36
2009 – present
Succeeded by