Kelly McCarthy

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Kelly McCarthy
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Montana House of Representatives, District 51
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1999)
Master'sUniversity of Texas at Dallas (2006)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of serviceMay 1985 – October 2001
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kelly McCarthy is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 51 since January 7, 2013.

McCarthy currently works for First Interstate Bank. He previously worked in the US intelligence community from August 1989 to Aprril 2008 while in the Air Force and later with Raytheon. He earned his MBA in Global Business from UT-Dallas in 2006 and BS in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1999.[1]

McCarthy serves as Treasurer of Billings Industrial Revitalization District, Treasurer of the North Park Children's Center, and is founder and moderator of Politics in the Pub.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
General Government

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

In information submitted to Ballotpedia, McCarthy stated he ran to "Get away from partisan politics and build bridges between the parties. I'm happy to work with anybody and everybody willing to put people before politics to get the work of the people of the Great State of Montana done."[1]

He listed the following three major issues of his campaign:[1]

  • Classrooms of discovery and innovation
  • Helping small business dreams become reality
  • Protecting Montana's incredible beauty

Elections

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

McCarthy won election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 51. McCarthy defeated Lita Pepion in the June 5 primary election and defeated Taj Mukadam (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKelly McCarthy 67.5% 1,985
     Republican Taj Mukadam 32.5% 956
Total Votes 2,941
Montana House of Representatives, District 51 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKelly McCarthy 79.4% 493
Lita Pepion 20.6% 128
Total Votes 621

Campaign donors

2012

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robyn Driscoll (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 51
2013–present
Succeeded by
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