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John Walsh (Montana)

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John E. Walsh
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Lieutenant Governor of Montana
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013-present
Term ends
2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJohn Bohlinger (R)
Compensation
Base salary$86,362
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard
September 2008 - March 7, 2012
Education
Bachelor'sState University of New York (1990)
Associate'sButte High School
Master'sU.S. Army War College (2007)
Military service
Service/branchMontana National Guard
Years of service1979-Present
Personal
BirthdayNovember 3, 1960
Place of birthButte, MT
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John E. Walsh is the current Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Montana. He was elected on a ticket with Steve Bullock, then the Attorney General of Montana, and was sworn in as lieutenant governor on January 7, 2013.[1]

Biography

Walsh was born November 3, 1960 in Butte, Montana. He graduated from Butte High School, received an undergraduate degree from the State University, and earned a master's degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. Walsh has served over 30 years in the Montana National Guard and resigned as Montana's Adjutant General in order to run with Bullock.[2]

Education

  • Butte High School
  • BA, State University of New York
  • MA, Strategic studies, U.S. Army War College

Political career

Lieutenant Governor of Montana (2013-present)

Walsh was elected Lieutenant Governor of Montana on November 6, 2012. He and gubernatorial running mate Steve Bullock were sworn in on January 7, 2013.

Elections

2012

See also: Montana gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

In Montana, the governor and lieutenant governor are elected on a single ticket. Walsh was Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock's running mate in the 2012 election.[3] They defeated Heather Margolis and her running mate Steve Nelsen in the June 5th primary election.[4]


Steve Bullock introduces Walsh during the 2012 campaign

Bullock and Walsh won election in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Montana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bullock and John E. Walsh 48.9% 236,450
     Republican Rick Hill and Jon Sonju 47.3% 228,879
     Libertarian Ron Vandevender and Marc Mulcahy 3.8% 18,160
Total Votes 483,489
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.


Governor/Lt. Governor of Montana, Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bullock & John E. Walsh 86.6% 76,738
Heather Margolis & Steve Nelsen 13.4% 11,823
Total Votes 88,561
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.


Campaign donors

Walsh won re-election to the position of Lieutenant Governor of Montana in 2012. During that election cycle, Walsh raised a total of $1,863,832.

Personal

Walsh and his wife, Janet, live in Helena and have two adult sons.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Bohlinger (R)
Lieutenant Governor of Montana
2013 - present
Succeeded by
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