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Franke Wilmer

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Franke Wilmer
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Montana House of Representatives, District 63
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sShepherd University, 1981
Master'sUniversity of Maryland, 1985
Ph.D.University of Maryland, 1990
Personal
Birthday12/02/1950
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionCollege professor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Franke Wilmer (b. December 2, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing the 64th District from 2007 to 2013, and the 63rd District since January 7, 2013. She served as State House Speaker Pro Tempore.

Wilmer's professional experience includes working as the following; professor at Montana State University, political science department chair at Montana State University, assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, and instructor at the University of Maryland.

Wilmer earned her PhD in political science from the University of Maryland in 1990, her MA in political science from the University of Maryland in 1985, and her BS in political science from Shepherd University in 1981.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

From Wilmer's campaign website: [1]

Franke Wilmer believes we must create an economy that produces family wage paying jobs for the working families of America; we must balance the budget and bring down the national debt, protect our environment, strongly support choice and strongly promote peace.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Ethics
Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Vice Chair
State Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

Montana House

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wilmer was appointed by the Democratic Party to run for Montana House of Representatives District 63, replacing Marty Livingston, who withdrew after the primary. Wilmer defeated incumbent Tom Burnett (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Montana House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFranke Wilmer Incumbent 51% 3,567
     Republican Tom Burnett Incumbent 49% 3,425
Total Votes 6,992

U.S. House

Wilmer announced an intention to run for U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. She was seeking the seat being vacated by Denny Rehberg (R).[3] She faced Kim Gillan, Diane Smith, Dave Strohmaier, Rob Stutz, Jason Ward and Sam Rankin in the Democratic primary. Wilmer was defeated by Kim Gillan in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012.[4][5]

Montana's At-large Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKim Gillan 31% 25,077
Diane Smith 15.6% 12,618
Dave Strohmaier 14.1% 11,366
Rob Stutz 3.2% 2,586
Franke Wilmer 18.4% 14,836
Sam Rankin 11.6% 9,382
Jason Ward 6.1% 4,959
Total Votes 80,824

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Wilmer won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Nick Landeros ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Montana House of Representatives, District 64 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Franke Wilmer (D) 1,979
Nick Landeros (R) 1,595

2008

On November 4, 2008 Franke Wilmer won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 64, receiving 3,523 votes.

Wilmer raised $9,638 for her campaign.[6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 64
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Franke Wilmer (D) 3,523
Ken Champion (R) 2,475

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Wilmer was up for re-election, she collected $7,454 in donations.[7]

No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.

Personal

Wilmer has one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Burnett (R)
Montana House of Representatives District 63
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 64
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Tom Woods (D)