|Montana House of Representatives, District 16|
|January 7, 2013 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Whitford served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Natural Resources and Transportation|
Whitford listed four themes of her campaign on her website:
Montana schools are facing higher student populations and shrinking budgets. It is imperative to provide our schools with adequate funding and resources so that our children can have the education they need.
Higher Education in Montana is also facing hard choices in providing instruction and career services at an affordable rate. As an educator I understand the need to find balance so that our success of the citizens of the State of Montana are at an all time high.
Lea supports economic development; farming, ranching, oil and gas, or wind energy, however she wants to make sure the environment is protected. Their family has been ranching and in the ag business a long time, and believes it’s a good way to raise a family. She is grateful for these types of opportunities and wants to ensure the same opportunities are available for all Montanans. She is willing to work to ensure family farms and ranches are around for future generations.
Elders in Montana
My parents are both retired and have worked the majority of their lives, they now live on fixed incomes a reality for many of our elders/seniors. It is important to me to know all elders/seniors are guaranteed access to affordable and quality health care and social services necessary for them to live a quality life.
Montana Women and Children
I am running to ensure that women and children's issues are adequately represented; healthcare (Chip, Medicare and Medicaid) access to public education and public safety programs that will enhance their lives.
Whitford won election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 16. Whitford defeated Rodney Gervais in the June 5 primary election and defeated incumbent Lila Walter Evans (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 16, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Lila Evans Incumbent||33.2%||960|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 16 Democratic Primary, 2012|
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Whitford is a member of the Blackfeet tribe. She and her husband, Rick Whitford, have three children.
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- Campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012
Lila Walter Evans (R)
|Montana House of Representatives District 16
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