Kathy Swanson

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Kathy Swanson
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Montana House of Representatives, District 86
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
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)
Personal
ProfessionRetired bank teller
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kathy Swanson is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 86. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Federal Relations, Energy, and Telecommunications
Local Government, Vice Chair
State Administration

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Swanson told The Montana Standard that the most important issue facing Montana was jobs, and that although "Montana should enjoy a budget surplus," money should be used on public education, infrastructure, and living wages for public employees.[1]

Election history

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Swanson won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 86. Swanson ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Elena Gagliano (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Swanson Incumbent 69.4% 3,126
     Republican Elena Gagliano 30.6% 1,379
Total Votes 4,505

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Swanson won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Swanson defeated incumbent Jim Jenner in the primary by a margin of 878-653. She had no opposition in the November 2 general election.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Swanson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Swanson raised a total of $9,966 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[4]

Kathy Swanson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 86 Won $3,675
2010 Montana House, District 86 Won $6,291
Grand Total Raised $9,966

2012

Swanson won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Swanson raised a total of $6,291.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kathy Swanson's campaign in 2012
Glacier PAC$320
Plum Creek Timber$320
Swanson, Kathy$175
Swan, Arthur B.$160
Barkell, Brandie$160
Total Raised in 2012$6,291
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Swanson was up for re-election, she collected $6,291 in donations.[5]

No contributions to her campaign were over $1,000.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Jenner (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 86
2011- present
Succeeded by
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