|Montana House of Representatives, District 86|
|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)|
|Profession||Retired bank teller|
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|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Swanson served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Local Government|
|• State Administration|
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.
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. Incumbent Kathy Swanson was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election. Incumbent Kirk Wagoner (D) ran in District 75. James Davis (R) filed to run, but was removed from the ballot before the primary.
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.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Kathy Swanson Incumbent||69.4%||3,126|
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.
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.
|Kathy Swanson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 86||$3,675|
|2010||Montana House, District 86||$6,291|
|Grand Total Raised||$9,966|
2012Swanson 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|
|Plum Creek Timber||$320|
|Swan, Arthur B.||$160|
|Total Raised in 2012||$6,291|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Swanson was up for re-election, she collected $6,291 in donations.
No contributions to her campaign were over $1,000.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- The Montana Standard, "Two seek District 86 position," accessed October 18, 2012
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Filing List: Legislative," accessed October 29, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Election Canvass," accessed June 30, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative Primary Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Swanson, Kathy," accessed September 25, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed March 8, 2014
Jim Jenner (D)
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