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Gordon Vance

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Gordon Vance
Montana House of Representatives District 67
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 7, 2013
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website House Site
Gordon Vance (b. December 17, 1951) is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing the 67th District since 2008.

Vance's professional experience includes working as the following; general manager at Power Play Motorsports, sales manager at Team Bozeman, owner of a car store, and sales manager at Bozeman Ford.

Vance earned his Ba in political science from Montana State University in 1975.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Vance has been appointed to these committees:


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


Workers comp. and immigration

Vance sponsored a bill that would prohibit illegal immigrants from being able to college workers' compensation. He told the state Judiciary committee that the idea for House Bill 71 comes from his experience with the workers’ compensation issue when he was on the Legislature’s Economic Interim Advisory Committee that 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]



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.

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


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

Vance raised $5,700 for his campaign.[2]

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


In 2010, a year in which Vance was up for re-election, he collected $8,090 in donations.[3]

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


Vance and his wife, Shelley, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana State House District 67
Succeeded by