Jim Peterson (Montana)
|Montana State Senate District 15|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||8|
|Majority Leader, Montana State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||8 years in any 16-year period|
|Montana State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Montana State University-Bozeman, 1968|
|Master's||Texas Agriculture and Mechanical University, 1973|
|Date of birth||July 19, 1946|
|Profession||Owner/Manager, Farm and Ranching Operation|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education and Cultural Resources, Yes|
|• Fish and Game|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Peterson served on these committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Natural Resources|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Peterson served on these committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs|
|• Finance and Claims|
|• Natural Resources|
Business in Montana
Nearly 100 people representing businesses went to Helena to voice their concerns about job growth, business health, and other aspects involving the state and business.
“This is the first time we’ve tried this,” Senate President Peterson said in his opening remarks to one group.
“Everyone in the Legislature realizes the importance of jobs in this state,” Peterson said.
During the meeting, Peterson encouraged audience members to testify on the challenges of doing business in Montana.
Chas Vincent organized the event and said the listening session a success.
“A lot of people drove a long way just to talk for seven minutes,” he said.
Chas Vincent also said there were lessons to be learned from the business representatives' testimonies.
“We need to have a business atmosphere conducive for producing certainty for venture capitalists,” Vincent said. “Those that take the risk for job creation need a business environment with enough certainty to take risks.”
He said the event early enough in the session that lawmakers would have time to have some “bills dropped into the hopper” to address issues mentioned.
- See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010
|Montana State Senate, District 15 General election (2010)|
|Jim Peterson (R)||6,231|
|Dan Teigen (D)||1,977|
|Montana State Senate, District 15 (2006)|
|Jim Peterson (R)||6,160|
|Dan Teigen (D)||2,754|
In 2010, a year in which Peterson was up for re-election, he collected $13,395 in donations.
No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.
In 2006, Peterson collected $25,375 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Montana Petroleum Marketers Association||$260|
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- Jim Peterson's official Montana State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- "Peterson, Milburn get top spots for 2011 legislative session," Montana Watchdog, November 17, 2010
- "Business people dish out ideas, outline problems to legislators," Montana Watchdog, January 8, 2011
- Montana Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 2006 contributions to Jim Peterson
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