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In August 2013, Rosendale filed paperwork with the FEC to start raising money for a congressional run.  Rosendale has not decided if he will run for the House or the Senate.  He is waiting to hear which office Republican Representative [[Steve Daines]] will seek in 2014.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/republicans-wait-on-daines-decision-in-montana-senate-race/ ''Roll Call'', "Republicans Wait on Daines’ Decision in Montana Senate Race", accessed August 21, 2013]</ref>
:: ''See also: [[Montana State Senate elections, 2012]]''
:: ''See also: [[Montana State Senate elections, 2012]]''

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Matthew Rosendale
Montana State Senate, District 19
In office
2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in a 16 year period
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives, District 38
2011 - 2013
Date of birthJuly 7, 1960
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
Office website
Matthew Rosendale (b. July 7, 1960) is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Rosendale served in the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 38 from 2011 to 2013.


Rosendale's professional experience includes working as a rancher. Prior to moving to Montana, he worked as a real estate professional in Maryland.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Claims
Highways and Transportation
Natural Resources
Natural Resources and Transportation, Vice Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rosendale served on the following committees:


Law enforcement drones

On January 24, 2013, Rosendale introduced SB 196, "an act limiting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by law enforcement and private users; prohibiting the use of unlawfully obtained information as evidence in court; and amending section 46-1-202, MCA."[2] His bill would ban the private and public use of drones for information collection with exceptions for law enforcement agencies which obtain warrants and for patrolling public lands and the Canadian border. Any information illegally by law enforcement agency drones would not be admissible as evidence in court. Rosendale's bill was less restrictive than Senator Robyn Driscoll's SB 150, which would not allow agencies to seek warrants for drone use. SB 196 passed the Senate 32-17 on February 5, and the House 87-11 on April 11. Gov. Steve Bullock (R) signed the bill into law on May 1, 2013.[3][4][5][6]

Election history


In August 2013, Rosendale filed paperwork with the FEC to start raising money for a congressional run. Rosendale has not decided if he will run for the House or the Senate. He is waiting to hear which office Republican Representative Steve Daines will seek in 2014.[7]


See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Rosendale won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 19. Rosendale ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Fred Lake (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

Montana State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Rosendale 67.6% 5,929
     Democratic Fred Lake 32.4% 2,842
Total Votes 8,771


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Rosendale won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Rosendale defeated Alan Doane and Edward Hilbert in the June 8 primary. He faced incumbent Dennis Getz (D) in the November 2 general election.

Montana House of Representatives, District 38 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Rosendale (R) 1,932
Dennis Getz (D) 1,735

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Rosendale was up for re-election, he collected $10,080 in donations.[10]

His largest contributor in 2010 was:

Donor Amount
Matthew Rosendale $5,000


Rosendale and his wife, Jean, have three children.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Donald Steinbeisser (R)
Montana State Senate District 17
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dennis Getz (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 38
Succeeded by
Alan Doane (R)