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Mike Cooney

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Mike Cooney
Montana State Senate District 40
Former member
Term in office began
2003 (District 26), 2007 (District 40)
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Division Administrator for Department of Labor
Mike Cooney (b. September 3, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 40 from 2007 to 2011. State term limits disqualified him from re-election in 2010.

Cooney earned his BS from the University of Montana in 1979.

Cooney was an Officer for Cooney Food Brokerage from 1972 to 1979. From 1977 to 1988 he was on the staff of United States Senator Max Baucus. He then worked as Senator Baucus' Executive Assistant from 1979 to 1989. He was Executive Director for Montana Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, from 2001 to 2006. He has been Division Administrator for the Montana Department of Labor since 2006.

Cooney served in the Montana State House of Representatives from 1976 to 1980. He ran for Governor of Montana in 2000 but was not elected. He then served as Secretary of State for Montana from 1989 to 2001. He joined the Montana State Senate in 2003. He has served in that position since, representing the 40th district.

Committee assignments


On November 7, 2006, Cooney won re-election to the 40th District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Bob Leach (R).[1]

Montana State Senate, District 40 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Cooney (D) 5,871
Bob Leach (R) 2,739

Campaign donors

In 2006, Cooney collected $8,064 in donations.[2]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Lewis And Clark County Democratic Central Committee $320
Ken Morrison $200
Tim Warner $130
Helen Pohlman $130
Paulette Etchart $130


Cooney and his wife, Dee Ann, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana Senate District 40
Succeeded by
Mary Caferro