|Montana House of Representatives, District 44|
|2011 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Arizona State University|
McNiven's professional experience includes working as the owner of McNiven Enterprizes.
McNiven earned his bachelor's degree from Arizona State University.
McNiven lists his platform on his website:
Better Economy/Better Jobs
I support efforts to create a business climate that will encourage existing businesses and industries to expand their research, development and job force. A reduction in taxes and bureaucratic red tape will stimulate growth in all aspects of our economy resulting in more and higher paying jobs for Montana.
Less Spending/Lower Taxes
There is too much spending and waste in our government. The average income of the citizens of Montana is not keeping pace with the increases in government spending. Too much of our income is spent on property and income taxes and it is time for relief. We should be able to choose how we spend more of our money and government should be spending less time trying to redistribute the wealth of Montana.
Our children need to be prepared to compete in a very technical world and to do that, a quality education must be available. Adequate funding for education, competent teachers and up-to-date equipment and facilities are necessary to accomplish this.
Affordable Health Care
Everyone should have access to basic health care at a reasonable cost. Too many Montanans are denied that access either due to unaffordable insurance premiums, preexisting health conditions that prevent them from obtaining insurance and overall heathcare costs that are just too high. Healthcare costs must become more competitive.
Lower Energy Costs/Responsible Development
The cost of heating and lighting our homes and obtaining fuel for cars, trucks and farm equipment is causing too much of a strain on our family, business and government budgets. We need to have a comprehensive plan and then execute that plan to continue to develop our natural resources, find and develop new sources of energy and maintain a quality environment.
Traditional Family Values
Strong families are as important today as they were yesterday and will continue to be important in the future if we are to thrive and even survive. Our children are our greatest resource and we need to use our talent, creativity and resources to make sure they inherit a Montana that is even better than the one we live in today. We need to do all that we can to protect the values that will keep our families strong.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McNiven served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Labor|
|• Ethics, Vice Chair|
|• Local Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McNiven served on these committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business and Labor|
McNiven won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 44. McNiven ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Wallace Yovetich (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jonathan McNiven Incumbent||61.5%||2,567|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 44 General Election (2010)|
|Jonathan McNiven (R)||1,946|
|Don Reed (D)||1,165|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which McNiven was up for re-election, he collected $15,510 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Montana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jonathan McNiven's campaign in 2010|
|Stillwater County Republican Central Cmte||$500|
|Yellowstone County Republican Central Cmte||$300|
|Ballard, David W||$160|
|Total Raised in 2010||$15,510|
McNiven and his wife, Tania, have three children.
- House Site
- Campaign website
- Campaign Facebook page
- Personal Facebook page
- McNiven's blog
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Jonathan McNiven for HD44, "On the Issues," retrieved October 16, 2012
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Montana Leadership Team," March 6, 2012
- Montana Secretary of State - 2012 Candidate Filing List
- Montana Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- 2010 contribution reports
William Glaser (R)
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