Elsie Arntzen

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Elsie Arntzen
Elsie Arntzen.jpg
Montana State Senate, District 27
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives, District 53
2005 - 2013
Bachelor'sMontana State University, 1992; University of Montana, 1978
Date of birth05/07/1956
Place of birthBillings, Montana
ProfessionEducator, School District 2, Billings
Office website
Elsie Arntzen (b. May 7, 1956) is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 27 since January 7, 2013. She is a former member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing the 53th District from 2005 to 2013.

Arntzen's professional experience includes working as an educator for school district 2 in Billings, Montana.

Arntzen earned her BS in education from the Montana State University in 1992 and her BA in economics from the University of Montana in 1978.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs
Education and Cultural Resources
Ethics, Chair
Highways and Transportation, Chair


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


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



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Arntzen won election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 27. Arntzen ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated incumbent Gary Branae (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Montana State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElsie Arntzen 51.4% 3,414
     Democratic Gary Branae Incumbent 48.6% 3,225
Total Votes 6,639


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Arntzen won election to the Montana House of Representatives. She did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Chris Veis ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Montana House of Representatives, District 53 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elsie Arntzen (R) 1,572
Chris Veis (D) 1,026


On November 4, 2008 Elsie Arntzen won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 53, receiving 2,200 votes.

Arntzen raised $7,363 for her campaign.[3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 53
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elsie Arntzen (R) 2,200
Linda Wetzel (D) 1,590

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Arntzen was up for re-election, she collected $6,840 in donations.[4]

His largest contributor in 2010 was:

Donor Amount
Elsie Arntzen $2,500


Listed below is the largest contributor to Elsie Arntzen's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Elsie M. Arntzen $1,774


Arntzen and her husband, Steve, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Branae (D)
Montana State Senate District 26
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Montana State House District 53
Succeeded by
Dave Hagstrom (R)