|Montana House of Representatives, District 63|
|2007 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Shepherd University, 1981|
|Master's||University of Maryland, 1985|
|Ph.D.||University of Maryland, 1990|
|Birthday||December 2, 1950|
|Place of birth||Washington, DC|
Wilmer earned her B.S. in Political Science from Shepherd University in 1981, M.A. in Political Science from the University of Maryland in 1985, and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Maryland in 1990. Her professional experience includes working as a 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's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wilmer served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Vice Chair|
|• State Administration|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wilmer served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Fish, Wildlife, and Parks|
|• State Administration, Vice Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wilmer served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• State Administration|
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.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Franke Wilmer Incumbent||51%||3,567|
|Republican||Tom Burnett Incumbent||49%||3,425|
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). 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.
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)|
|Franke Wilmer (D)||1,979|
|Nick Landeros (R)||1,595|
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.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 64|
|Franke Wilmer (D)||3,523|
|Ken Champion (R)||2,475|
Comprehensive donor information for Wilmer is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilmer raised a total of $60,359 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.
|Franke Wilmer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 63||$19,959|
|2010||Montana House, District 64||$7,454|
|2008||Montana House, District 64||$9,638|
|2006||Montana House, District 64||$23,308|
|Grand Total Raised||$60,359|
2012Wilmer won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wilmer raised a total of $19,959.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Franke Wilmer's campaign in 2012|
|Swanson, Tim & Nancy||$320|
|Sager, Gary & Paul||$320|
|Forrest, Louise R.||$200|
|Total Raised in 2012||$19,959|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Wilmer was up for re-election, she collected $7,454 in donations.
No contributions to her campaign were over $1,000.
Wilmer has one child.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Campaign Facebook page
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Franke for HD 63, "Biography of Franke Wilmer," retrieved October 17, 2012.
- Montana Secretary of State - 2012 Candidate Filing List
- Helena Independent Record "Bozeman Democrat will run for US House," February 2, 2011
- Montana Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on Franke's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Wilmer, Franke." Retrieved September 8, 2013.
- 2010 campaign contributions
Tom Burnett (R)
|Montana House of Representatives District 63
| Succeeded by|
|Montana House of Representatives District 64
| Succeeded by|
Tom Woods (D)
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