Kirk Bushman

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Kirk Bushman
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Montana Public Service Commissioner - District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBrad Molnar (R)
Compensation
Base salary$94,531
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$21,182
Term limits8 years in a 16-year period
Education
High schoolBillings Central Catholic High School
Bachelor'sMontana State University -
Personal
ProfessionMechanical Engineer
Websites
Office website
Kirk Bushman is a Republican member of the Montana Public Service Commission. He has represented District 2 since January 7, 2013.[1]

Biography

Bushman is a former Yellowstone Republican chairman and previously ran for the U.S. Senate. A mechanical engineer, Bushman worked as a senior designer for WorleyParsons.[2]

Education

  • Billings Central Catholic High School
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Montana State University-Bozeman

Political career

Montana Public Service Commission (2013 – present)

Bushman was first elected to Montana Public Service Commission District 2 in 2012. He assumed office on January 7, 2013.

Elections

2012

See also: Montana down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Bushman won election for District 2 of the Montana Public Service Commission in 2012.[3] In early May 2012, Bushman's only primary opponent, Al Garver, announced he was suspending his campaign. His name remained on the ballot.[4] Bushman defeated Democrat Chuck Tooley in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Montana Public Service Commission District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKirk Bushman 52.7% 47,385
     Democratic Chuck Tooley 47.3% 42,587
Total Votes 89,972
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.


Montana Public Service Commissioner District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKirk Bushman 63.3% 14,066
Al Garver 36.7% 8,156
Total Votes 22,222
Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bushman is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bushman raised a total of $21,182 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[6]

Kirk Bushman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Public Service Commissioner District 2 Won $21,182
Grand Total Raised $21,182

2012

Bushman won election to the position of Montana Public Service Commissioner District 2 in 2012. During that election cycle, Bushman raised a total of $21,182.

Personal

Bushman and his wife, Jill, have three children. They live in Billings. Bushman hunts wolves.[7][2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brad Molnar (R)
Montana Public Service Commission District 2
2013–present
Succeeded by
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