Mike Phillips

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Mike Phillips
Montana State Senate District 33
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 8
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives, District 66
2007 - 2013
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, 1980
Master'sUniversity of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1986
Date of birth03/24/1958
Place of birthCharleston, IL
ProfessionBiologist/Administrator, Turner Endangered Species Fund
Office website
Mike Phillips (b. March 24, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 33 since January 7, 2013. Phillips is a former member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing the 66th District from 2007 to 2013. He previously served as Majority Caucus Leader.

Phillips' professional experience includes working as the following; biologist and administrator at Turner Endangered Species Fund; biologist at Yellowstone National Park; and biologist at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Phillips earned his MS in wildlife ecology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in 1986 and his BS in ecology and evolution from the University of Illinois in 1980.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Natural Resources


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


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



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Phillips won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 33. Phillips ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Tom Tuck (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Montana State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Phillips 68.3% 5,489
     Republican Tom Tuck 31.7% 2,550
Total Votes 8,039


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

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

Montana House of Representatives, District 66 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Phillips (D) 1,747
Jedediah Hinkle (R) 1,178


On November 4, 2008 Mike Phillips won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 66, receiving 3,423 votes.

Phillips raised $8,242 for his campaign.[3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 66
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Phillips (D) 3,423
John Milanovich (R) 1,608

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Phillips was up for re-election, he collected $7,059 in donations.[4]

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


Phillips and his wife, Linda, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Hawks (D)
Montana State Senate District 33
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Montana House of Representatives District 66
Succeeded by
Jennifer Pomnichowski (D)