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Kathleen Williams
Montana House of Representatives, District 65
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
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)
Bachelor'sU.C. Berkeley, 1983
Master'sColorado State University, 1990
Date of birth02/16/1961
Office website
Campaign website
Kathleen Williams (b. February 16, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 65 since 2011.

Williams' professional experience includes working as the following; executive director at Instream Flow Council; owner and manager at Jetway Geographer LLC.; owner of Lizzie the Lab; water resources program manager at the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks; research analyst at Legislative Environmental Policy Office, Montana Legislature; conservation planner at Oregon Trout; river and recreation planner at the U.S. Forest Service; and project manager and economist at ESA/LSA Associates.

Williams earned her MS in recreation resources from Colorado State University in 1990 and her BS in resource economics from U.C. Berkeley in 1983.


Campaign themes


Williams lists her priorities on her website: [1]

  • Expand and diversify our economy
  • Ensure a strong public education system and affordable tuition
  • Assure health care works for Montanans
  • Build a balanced budget that meets our basic needs, protects the vulnerable, and invests in our future
  • Advance civil dialogue and our shared sense of community, and
  • Protect clean air and water and access to rivers and streams

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Vice Chair
Natural Resources


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Williams served on these committees:



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Williams won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 65. Williams ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Nick Mahan (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Williams Incumbent 69.9% 2,298
     Republican Nick Mahan 30.1% 989
Total Votes 3,287


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Williams won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Williams defeated Bethany Letiecq in the June 8 primary 255-164. She faced Nick Mahan (R) in the November 2 general election.

Montana House of Representatives, District 65 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kathleen Williams (D) 1,288
Nick Mahan (R) 665

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Williams was up for re-election, she collected $11,662 in donations.[4]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Montana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kathleen Williams's campaign in 2010
Unitemized Contributions$1,019
Boreing, Sharon$160
Turner, Linda$160
Baird, Brian$160
Boyer, Jennifer$160
Total Raised in 2010 $11,662


Williams and her husband, Thomas, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brady Wiseman (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 65
Succeeded by