Mark Blasdel

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Mark Blasdel
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Montana House of Representatives, District 10
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker of the House
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$103.69/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
ProfessionCo-Owner, Vista Restaurant and Bar
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark Blasdel (b. 1976) is a Republican Speaker of the Montana House of Representatives, representing the 10th District since 2007.

Blasdel is a business and co-owner of Vista Restaurant and Bar.[1]

Issues

Corporate taxes

In August 2012, Blasdel wrote an opinion piece for the Montana Business Leadership Council opposing increasing taxes on the oil and gas industry, saying that it already paid a higher tax rate than other industries.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Blasdel served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Blasdel served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Blasdel won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 10. Blasdel ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Alexander William Schaeffer (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Blasdel Incumbent 74.8% 4,602
     Democratic Alexander Schaeffer 25.2% 1,550
Total Votes 6,152

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Blasdel won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Carla Augustad ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Montana House of Representatives, District 10 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Blasdel (R) 3,536
Carla Augustad (D) 916

2008

On November 4, 2008 Mark Blasdel won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 10, receiving 4,412 votes.

Blasdel raised $5,099 for his campaign.[5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 10
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Blasdel (R) 4,412
Carla Augustad (D) 1,632

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Blasdel was up for re-election, he collected $2,655 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Montana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Blasdel's campaign in 2010
Flathead County Republican Womens Club$600
Flathead County Republican Central Cmte$200
Schmalz, Heidi H$130
Arntzen, Steven W$130
Exxonmobil$100
Total Raised in 2010 $2,655

2008

In 2008, a year in which Blasdel was up for re-election, he collected $5,099 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2008 were:

Montana House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Blasdel's campaign in 2008
Blasdel, Mark Wade$500
Flathead County Republican Womens Club$250
Montana Association Of Realtors$160
Taylor, Mark R$160
Montana Contractors Association$160
Total Raised in 2008 $5,099

2006

In 2006, a year in which Blasdel ran for election, he collected $9,664 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2006 were:

Montana House of Representatives 2006 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Blasdel's campaign in 2006
Flathead County Republican Womens Club$500
Blasdel, Mark W$500
Wallner, Valesca$230
Spoklie, Robert L$230
Flathead County Republican Central Cmte$230
Total Raised in 2006 $9,664

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Personal

Blasdel and his wife, Renae, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 10
2007–present
Succeeded by
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