Mary Caferro

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Mary Caferro
Montana State Senate District 40
In office
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana State House of Representatives
Office website
Mary Caferro is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 40 since 2011.

Caffero previously served in the Montana House of Representatives from 2005-2011.

Caffero attended the University of Montana-Helena.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Finance and Claims
Public Health, Welfare and Safety
Health and Human Services


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


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


Mental health

In the 2013 session, which saw a group of bills relating mental health treatment early on, Caferro sponsored Senate Bill 11, calling for changes to Nebraska's parole and probation systems to rehabilitate mentally ill offenders. Social worker and bill proponent John Wilkinson told the Missoulian that mentally ill parolees would be required to comply with supervised treatment programs.[1]



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Caferro won election to the Montana State Senate. She defeated Dave Gallik in the June 8 primary. Patrick Faber ran for the seat on the Republican ticket.

Montana State Senate, District 40 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Caferro (D) 4,303
Patrick Faber (R) 3,494


On November 4, 2008 Mary Caferro won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 80, receiving 3,038 votes.

Caferro raised $8,910 for her campaign.[2]

Montana House of Representatives, District 80
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Caferro (D) 3,038
Tari Elam (R) 1,920

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Caferro was up for re-election, she collected $5,380 in donations.[3]

No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.

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Caferro has four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Cooney
Montana Senate District 40
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Montana State House District 80
Succeeded by
Liz Bangerter