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Edward Buttrey
Montana State Senate, District 13
In office
2011- present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Bachelor'sMontana State University, 1989
Date of birthDecember 14, 1965
Place of birthHelena, Montana
Office website
Campaign website
Edward Buttrey (b. December 14, 1965) is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Buttrey earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University in 1989. His professional experience includes working as an emergency medical technician, rescue diver, fire captain, western manager at Connector Technology, weapons system IPT PMPT engineer, operator at Buttrey Realty, president at Cable Technology, and operator at JoBEL Inc.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Claims
Highways and Transportation, Vice Chair
Legislative Administration, Chair
Local Government, Chair
General Government


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



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for major party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Vonnie Brown was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 13 incumbent Ed Buttrey was unopposed in the Republican primary. Buttrey defeated Brown in the general election. Incumbent Anders Blewett (D) did not seek re-election.[1][2]

Montana State Senate, District 11 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Buttrey Incumbent 53.9% 3,494
     Democratic Vonnie Brown 46.1% 2,988
Total Votes 6,482


See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Buttrey won election to the Montana State Senate, defeating Kathleen Galvin-Halcro. Buttrey had no opposition in the primary.[3][4]

Montana State Senate, District 13 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Buttrey (R) 3,914
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro (D) 2,887

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Buttrey is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Buttrey raised a total of $1,660 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 17, 2013.[5]

Edward Buttrey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 13 Not up for election $0
2010 Montana Senate, District 13 Won $1,660
Grand Total Raised $1,660


Buttrey was not up for election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Buttrey raised a total of $0.


Buttrey won election to the Montana State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Buttrey raised a total of $1,660.


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Edward Buttrey endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]


Buttrey and his wife, Jessica, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Tropila
Montana State Senate District 13
Succeeded by