Gregory Barkus

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Gregory Barkus
Montana State Senate District 4
Former member
Term in office began
2003 (District 39), 2007 (District 4)
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Businessman
Gregory Barkus (b. November 29, 1946) is a former Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 4 from 2007 to 2011. State term limits disqualified him from re-election in 2010.

Barkus earned his BS from the University of Montana in 1969.

Barkus was a Welder for Great Northern Railroad from 1963 to 1966. He worked for the Bank of Montana System from 1969 to 1971. He became Vice President of the Bank of Montana System in 1971 and worked in that position until 1975. He worked as President of the Bank of Montana System from 1979 to 1981. He has been Senior Vice President of DA Davidson and Company since 1981.

Barkus was elected to the Montana State Senate in 2002 and has served in that position since. He is currently a Majority Whip.

Committee assignments


On November 7, 2006, Barkus won re-election to the 4th District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Gerald Reckin (D).[1]

Montana State Senate, District 4 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gregory Barkus (R) 4,113
Gerald Reckin (D) 2,481

Campaign donors

In 2006, Barkus collected $22,100 in donations.[2]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Flathead Republican Central Cmte $500
Flathead Republican Womens Club $500
Pondera County Republican Central Committee $150
Linda Smith $130
Ralph Brown $130


Barkus and his wife, Kathy, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana Senate District 4
Succeeded by
Jon Sonju