Jonathan McNiven

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Jonathan McNiven
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Montana House of Representatives, District 44
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sArizona State University
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jonathan McNiven is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

McNiven earned his bachelor's degree from Arizona State University. His professional experience includes working as the owner of McNiven Enterprises.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McNiven served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Education
Ethics, Vice Chair
Local Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McNiven served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

McNiven's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

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.
Quality Education
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 Healthcare
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.

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jonathan McNiven endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2014

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Tom Curry was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 44 incumbent Jonathan McNiven was unopposed in the Republican primary. McNiven defeated Curry in the general election. Joshua Austill ran as a Libertarian candidate. Incumbent Don Jones (R) ran in District 46.[3][4]

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[5][6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan McNiven Incumbent 61.5% 2,567
     Democratic Wallace Yovetich 38.5% 1,605
Total Votes 4,172

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, McNiven won election to the Montana House of Representatives. McNiven did not have any opposition in June 8 primary. He faced Don Reed (D) in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Montana House of Representatives, District 44 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan McNiven (R) 1,946
Don Reed (D) 1,165

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McNiven is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McNiven raised a total of $24,010 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.[9]

Jonathan McNiven's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 44 Won $8,500
2010 Montana House, District 44 Won $15,510
Grand Total Raised $24,010

2012

McNiven won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McNiven raised a total of $8,500.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jonathan McNiven's campaign in 2012
Yellowstone County Republican Women's Club$800
Wilks, Staci$160
Priest, Jason$160
Taylor, Mark R.$160
Wilks, Joann$160
Total Raised in 2012$8,500
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which McNiven was up for re-election, he collected $15,510 in donations.[10]

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
Gustafson, Michael$160
Mcniven, Wendy$160
Total Raised in 2010 $15,510

Personal

McNiven and his wife, Tania, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Glaser (R)
Montana House of Representatives District 44
2011–present
Succeeded by
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