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Gordon Vance
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Current candidacy
Running for Montana State Senate, District 34
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Montana House of Representatives, District 67
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Montana House of Representatives
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayDecember 17, 1951
Place of birthGreat Falls, Montana
ReligionMontana State University, 1975
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gordon Vance (b. December 17, 1951) is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 67. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Starting in the 2013-2014 session, Vance serves as Majority Leader.

Biography

Vance earned his B.A. in Political Science from Montana State University in 1975. His professional experience includes working as general manager at Power Play Motorsports, sales manager at Team Bozeman, owner of a car store and sales manager at Bozeman Ford.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Human Services
Legislative Administration
Rules
State Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Vance served on the following committees:

Issues

Workers' compensation and immigration

Vance sponsored a bill that would have prohibited illegal immigrants from being able to college workers' compensation. He told the state Judiciary committee that the idea for House Bill 71 came from his experience with the workers’ compensation issue when he was on the Legislature’s Economic Interim Advisory Committee, which examined the costs of the program.

“We are the best of something apparently because we have the highest workers’ compensation rates in the country,” he said.

Several lawyers spoke up to say this bill would bring lawsuits.

Immigration attorney Shahid Haque-Hausrath warned lawmakers the bill would bring unintended consequences. Employers could hire more undocumented workers in order to beat workers’ compensation costs.

“This bill would do nothing to deter illegal immigration,” he said.

Haque-Hausrath added that employees not covered by worker’s compensation would simply file a grievance in court.

“There is simply no need for this bill,” he said.[1]

The bill passed the House 61-39 on January 19, 2011, but died in the Senate after being tabled in committee.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take 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. April Buonamici defeated Michael Comstock in the Democratic primary. Gordon Vance defeated Ted Washburn in the Republican primary. Incumbent Scott Sales (R), who is not up for re-election, was reassigned to District 35 by redistricting.[3][4]

Montana State Senate, District 34 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngApril Buonamici 74.2% 535
Michael Comstock 25.8% 186
Total Votes 721
Montana State Senate, District 34 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Vance 53.3% 1,181
Ted Washburn 46.7% 1,033
Total Votes 2,214

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Vance won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 67. Vance ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Vance won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Jim Elder ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7][8]

Montana House of Representatives, District 67 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gordon Vance (R) 3,171
Jim Elder (D) 1,269

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Vance won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 67, receiving 3,960 votes.

Vance raised $5,700 for his campaign.[9]

Montana House of Representatives, District 67
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gordon Vance (R) 3,960
Joel Steinmetz (D) 2,164

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Vance is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Vance raised a total of $26,115 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[10]

Gordon Vance's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 67 Won $4,130
2010 Montana House, District 67 Won $8,090
2008 Montana House, District 67 Won $5,700
2006 Montana House, District 65 Defeated $8,195
Grand Total Raised $26,115

2012

Vance won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Vance raised a total of $4,130.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gordon Vance's campaign in 2012
Stillwater County Republican Central Committee$600
Siebel, Kenneth F$320
Denbury Resources$160
Wilks, Staci$160
Montana Tavern Association$160
Total Raised in 2012$4,130
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Vance was up for re-election, he collected $8,090 in donations.[11]

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

Personal

Vance and his wife, Shelley, have four children.

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Montana House of Representatives District 67
2009–present
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