Montana 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Montana State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Montana State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Montana State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Montana State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 22 22
     Republican Party 27 28
     Vacancy 1 -
Total 50 50


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 9 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 1 incumbents lost, and thus 8 incumbents were re-elected to the Montana State Senate.
  • No Democratic incumbents lost in the general election, while 1 Republican incumbent lost.
  • There will be 18 new senators sworn-in. Of those 18, 6 are Democrats and 12 are Republicans
  • Of the 26 seats up for election, 9 were won by Democrats and 17 by Republicans.
  • 5 candidates were unopposed, 1 Democrat and 4 Republicans.
  • Only 1 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Montana, 17 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 9 incumbents (34.6%) ran for re-election. Of these 9 incumbents, 1 Republican was defeated and no Democrats were defeated.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Roy Brown

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Kendall Van Dyk

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Montana, 18 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 18, 6 are Democrats and 12 are Republicans. In the 17 open seat contests, Republicans won 12 and Democrats 5. In total, Montana elected 26 senators, 17 Republicans and 9 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Montana State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Montana State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Montana, 5 candidates (19.2% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 5, 1 was a Democrat and 4 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Montana, 1 (2.1%) of the 48 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Montana State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Montana House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Montana House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 50 33
     Republican Party 50 67
Total 100 100


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 64 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 9 incumbents lost, and thus 55 incumbents were re-elected to the Montana House of Representatives.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 9 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 44 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 44, 9 are Democrats and 35 are Republicans
  • Of the 99 seats up for election, 69 were won by Democrats and 30 by Republicans.
  • 28 candidates were unopposed, 9 Democrats and 19 Republicans.
  • Only 2 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Montana, 64 (64.64%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 64, 9 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 9 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

  1. Betsy Hands
  2. Bill McChesney
  3. Brian Hoven
  4. Carlie Boland
  5. Carolyn Pease-Lopez
  6. Cary Smith
  7. Chuck Hunter
  8. Cynthia Hiner
  9. David Howard (Montana legislator)
  10. Dennis Getz
  11. Diane Sands
  12. Dick Barrett
  13. Donald Roberts
  14. Duane Ankney
  15. Edith McClafferty
  16. Elsie Arntzen
  17. Franke Wilmer
  18. Frosty Calf Boss Ribs
  19. Galen Hollenbaugh
  20. Gary MacLaren
  21. Gerald Bennett
  22. Gordon Hendrick
  23. Gordon Vance
  24. Harry Klock
  25. J. David Roundstone
  26. Janna Taylor
  27. Jeffrey Welborn
  28. Jennifer Pomnichowski
  29. Jesse O'Hara
  30. John Fleming (Montana)
  31. Jon Sesso
  32. Julie French
  33. Keith Regier
  34. Kenneth Peterson
  35. Krayton Kerns
  36. Lee Randall
  37. Margaret MacDonald
  38. Mark Blasdel
  39. Michael More
  40. Michele Reinhart
  41. Mike Menahan
  42. Mike Milburn
  43. Mike Miller (Montana)
  44. Mike Phillips
  45. Pat Ingraham
  46. Pat Noonan
  47. Paul Beck
  48. Robert Ebinger, Jr.
  49. Robert Mehlhoff
  50. Robert Wagner, Montana Representative
  51. Robyn Driscoll
  52. Roy Hollandsworth
  53. Scott Reichner
  54. Sue Malek
  55. Ted Washburn
  56. Timothy Furey
  57. Tom Berry
  58. Tom McGillvray
  59. Tony Belcourt
  60. Walter McNutt
  61. Wanda Grinde
  62. Wayne Stahl
  63. Wendy Warburton
  64. William Beck, Sr.

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Dennis Getz
Frosty Calf Boss Ribs
J. David Roundstone
Jennifer Pomnichowski
John Fleming (Montana)
Julie French
Paul Beck
Robert Ebinger, Jr.
Wanda Grinde

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Austin Knudsen
Dan Skattum
Daniel Salomon
Douglas Kary
Joanne Blyton
Joe Read
John Esp
Matthew Rosendale
Sterling Small
Tom Burnett

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Montana, 44 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 44, 9 are Democrats and 35 are Republicans. In the 34 open seat contests, Republicans won 25 and Democrats 9. In total, Montana elected 99 representatives, 69 Republicans and 30 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Montana House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Montana House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

  1. Alan Hale
  2. Austin Knudsen
  3. Bill Harris (Montana)
  4. Brian Hoven
  5. Cary Smith
  6. Champ Edmunds
  7. Christy Clark
  8. Cleve Loney
  9. Dan Kennedy (Montana)
  10. Dan Skattum
  11. Daniel Salomon
  12. David Howard (Montana legislator)
  13. Derek Skees
  14. Donald Roberts
  15. Douglas Kary
  16. Duane Ankney
  17. Edward Greef
  18. Elsie Arntzen
  19. Gary MacLaren
  20. Gerald Bennett
  21. Gordon Hendrick
  22. Gordon Vance
  23. Harry Klock
  24. James Knox (Montana)
  25. Janna Taylor
  26. Jeffrey Welborn
  27. Jerry O'Neil
  28. Jesse O'Hara
  29. Joanne Blyton
  30. John Esp
  31. Jonathan McNiven
  32. Keith Regier
  33. Kelly Flynn
  34. Kenneth Peterson
  35. Krayton Kerns
  36. Kris Hansen
  37. Lee Randall
  38. Lila Evans
  39. Liz Bangerter
  40. Mark Blasdel
  41. Matthew Rosendale
  42. Max Yates
  43. Michael More
  44. Mike Cuffe
  45. Mike Milburn
  46. Mike Miller (Montana)
  47. Pat Ingraham
  48. Patrick Connell
  49. Randy Brodehl
  50. Rob Cook
  51. Robert Wagner, Montana Representative
  52. Ron Ehli
  53. Roy Hollandsworth
  54. Ryan Osmundson
  55. Scott Reichner
  56. Sterling Small
  57. Steve Fitzpatrick
  58. Steve Gibson
  59. Steve Lavin
  60. Ted Washburn
  61. Tom Berry
  62. Tom Burnett
  63. Tom McGillvray
  64. Walter McNutt
  65. Wayne Stahl
  66. Wendy Warburton
  67. William Beck, Sr.

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Montana, 28 candidates (28.28% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 28, 9 were Democrats and 19 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Montana, 11 (6.1%) of the 180 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: