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{{tnr}}Elections for the office of '''Montana State Senator''' will be held in Montana on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  
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<center>[[Statewide elections, 2010|2010 elections in Montana]]: &nbsp; &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Montana 2010 ballot measures|Ballot measures]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Montana State Senate elections, 2010|Montana State Senate]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010|Montana State House]]</center></td>
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{{Mtsenate2010toc}}Elections for the office of '''Montana State Senator''' were held in Montana on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  
  
 
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 15, 2010. The primary election day was June 8, 2010.
 
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 15, 2010. The primary election day was June 8, 2010.
  
Of Montana's 50 total seats, 26 are open this year. The 26 seats are representative of districts 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 48, and 49.  
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Of Montana's 50 total seats, 26 were up for election. The 26 seats are representative of districts 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 48, and 49.  
  
 
Montana term limits, which state that officials may not seek re-election if they have held office for eight years in a 16-year period, are responsible for opening 15 of the 26 available seats.  
 
Montana term limits, which state that officials may not seek re-election if they have held office for eight years in a 16-year period, are responsible for opening 15 of the 26 available seats.  
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: ''See also: [[Montana State Senate]]'' and ''[[State senate elections, 2010]]''
 
: ''See also: [[Montana State Senate]]'' and ''[[State senate elections, 2010]]''
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==November 2 General Election Results==
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'''The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:'''
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{{List of election winners DPL|Chamber= State Senate|State = Montana|Year = 2010}}
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==Majority control==
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 2 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the [[Montana State Senate]]:
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==Term limits==
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: ''See also: [[State legislatures with term limits]]''
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The [[Montana State Senate]] has been a term-limited state senate since Montana voters approved [[Montana Term Limits, Amendment CI-64 (1992)|CI-64 in 1992]].  C-64 created [[Article IV, Montana Constitution#Section 8|Section 8 of Article IV]] of the [[Montana Constitution]], which says that [[Montana State Senator]]s cannot serve 8 or more years in any 16-year period as a state senator.
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Altogether, there are 50 [[Montana State Senator]]s.  In 2010, 15 of them who are [[:Category:Current members of state senates|current members]] were ineligible to run for the senate again in November.  They are:
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'''Democrats (5):'''
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'''Republicans (10):'''
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==Campaign contributions==
 
==Campaign contributions==
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:: ''See also: [[State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns]]''
  
 
This chart shows how many candidates ran for state Senate in Montana in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state Senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from [[Follow The Money]].<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/state_overview.phtml?s=MT&y=2008 ''Follow the Money, Montana]</ref>  
 
This chart shows how many candidates ran for state Senate in Montana in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state Senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from [[Follow The Money]].<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/state_overview.phtml?s=MT&y=2008 ''Follow the Money, Montana]</ref>  
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{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
 
{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
  
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| align="center" | 2010
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| align="center" | 70
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| align="right" | $993,331
 
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|-
 
| align="center" | 2008
 
| align="center" | 2008
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| align="right" | $521,540
 
| align="right" | $521,540
 
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In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $993,331 in campaign contributions.  The top 10 donors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MT&y=2010&f=S ''Follow the Money'': "Montana Senate 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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|-
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| Noennig, Mark
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| align="right" | $20,000
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| Gallik, Dave
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| align="right" | $19,317
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| Priest, Jason S
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| align="right" | $17,873
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| Facey, Thomas
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| align="right" | $16,800
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| Comstock, Michael B
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| align="right" | $9,416
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| Samson, Bruce
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| align="right" | $7,245
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| Cohenour, Jill
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| align="right" | $6,439
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| Arthun, Ron
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| align="right" | $4,534
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| Page, Julia L
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| align="right" | $3,720
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| Henry, Teresa K
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| align="right" | $3,468
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==Incumbency==
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===Unopposed incumbents===
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Only two incumbents (22.2%), Democrat [[Mitch Tropila]] and Republican [[Dave Lewis]], face no competition in the November 2 general election.
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===Primary challenges===
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No incumbents faced competition in the June 8 primary.
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===Retiring incumbents===
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One incumbent representative, Democrat [[Carol Juneau]], is eligible and not running for re-election, while 9 of the eligible incumbents (90%) ran for re-election.  The remaining 15 incumbents term out in 2010.
  
 
==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==
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To be eligible to serve in the [[Montana State Senate]], a candidate must be:<ref>[http://leg.mt.gov/css/Laws%20and%20Constitution/Current%20Constitution.asp ''Montana State Constitution - Qualifications for running for legislature]</ref>
 
To be eligible to serve in the [[Montana State Senate]], a candidate must be:<ref>[http://leg.mt.gov/css/Laws%20and%20Constitution/Current%20Constitution.asp ''Montana State Constitution - Qualifications for running for legislature]</ref>
 
*A resident of the state for at least one year next preceding the general election
 
*A resident of the state for at least one year next preceding the general election
*A resident of the county for six months preceding the general election if it contains one or more districts or of the district if it contains all or parts of more than one county.  
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*A resident of the county for six months preceding the general election if it contains one or more districts or of the district if it contains all or parts of more than one county.
 
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==Current partisan composition==
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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== List of candidates ==
 
== List of candidates ==
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:*[[Rhoda Cargill]] (R) 966
 
:*[[Rhoda Cargill]] (R) 966
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Aubyn Curtiss]] (R) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Aubyn Curtiss]] (R) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Chas Vincent]] '''5,804''' {{Approved}}
  
 
===District 4===
 
===District 4===
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:*[[Dan Pickar]] (R) 456
 
:*[[Dan Pickar]] (R) 456
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gregory Barkus]] (R) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gregory Barkus]] (R) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Mary Reckin]] 1,902
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:{{reddot}} [[Jon Sonju]] '''4,007''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 5===
 
===District 5===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Verdell Jackson]] (R) '''3,081''' {{approved}} Incumbent Jackson has represented district 5 since 2007.
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:*[[Verdell Jackson]] (R) '''3,081''' {{approved}} Incumbent Jackson was first elected in 2007.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Edd Blackler]] 2,447
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:{{reddot}} [[Verdell Jackson]] '''6,638''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 8===
 
===District 8===
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:*[[Richard Jennison]] (R) '''679''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Richard Jennison]] (R) '''679''' {{approved}}
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Carol Juneau]] (D) is not running for re-election.
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Carol Juneau]] (D) did not run for re-election.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Shannon Augare]] '''2,105''' {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Richard Jennison]] 1,776
  
 
===District 11===
 
===District 11===
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:*[[Jim Whitaker]] (R) '''988''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Jim Whitaker]] (R) '''988''' {{approved}}
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Trudi Schmidt]] (D) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Trudi Schmidt]] (D) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Anders Blewett]] '''2,989''' {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Jim Whitaker]] 2,132
  
 
===District 12===
 
===District 12===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Mitch Tropila]] (D) '''1,291''' {{approved}} Incumbent Tropila has represented district 12 since 2007.
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:*[[Mitch Tropila]] (D) '''1,291''' {{approved}} Incumbent Tropila was first elected in 2007.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Mitch Tropila]] '''2,737''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 13===
 
===District 13===
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:*[[Edward Buttrey]] (R) '''1,181''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Edward Buttrey]] (R) '''1,181''' {{approved}}
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Joseph Tropila]] (D) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Joseph Tropila]] (D) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Kathleen Galvin-Halcro]] 2,887
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:{{reddot}} [[Edward Buttrey]] '''3,914''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 14===
 
===District 14===
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:*[[Llew Jones]] (R) '''2,754''' {{approved}}  
 
:*[[Llew Jones]] (R) '''2,754''' {{approved}}  
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Jerry Black]] (R) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Jerry Black]] (R) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Llew Jones]]  '''5,523''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 15===
 
===District 15===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Jim Peterson]] (R) '''3,257''' {{approved}} Incumbent Peterson has represented district 15 since 2007.
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:*[[Jim Peterson]] (R) '''3,257''' {{approved}} Incumbent Peterson was first elected in 2007.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Dan Teigen]] 1,977
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:{{reddot}} [[Jim Peterson]] '''6,231''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 17===
 
===District 17===
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:*[[Rowlie Hutton]] (R) '''811''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Rowlie Hutton]] (R) '''811''' {{approved}}
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Kenneth Hansen]] (D) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Kenneth Hansen]] (D) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Bob Bergren]] 2,324
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:{{reddot}} [[Rowlie Hutton]] '''3,515''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 20===
 
===District 20===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Frederick Moore]] (R) '''2,284''' {{approved}}
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:*[[Frederick "Eric" Moore]] (R) '''2,284''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[John Laney]] (R) 755
 
:*[[John Laney]] (R) 755
 
:*[[Carole Lambert]] (R) 642
 
:*[[Carole Lambert]] (R) 642
 
:*[[Ray Roerick]] (R) 355
 
:*[[Ray Roerick]] (R) 355
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Keith Bales]] (R) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Keith Bales]] (R) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Frederick "Eric" Moore]] '''5,828''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 23===
 
===District 23===
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:*[[Kathy Galbreath]] (R) 573
 
:*[[Kathy Galbreath]] (R) 573
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Kelly Gebhardt]] (R) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Kelly Gebhardt]] (R) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:{{reddot}} [[Alan Olson]] '''7,702''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 25===
 
===District 25===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Roy Brown]] (R) '''2,071''' {{approved}} Incumbent Brown has represented district 25 since 2007.
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:*[[Roy Brown]] (R) '''2,071''' {{approved}} Incumbent Brown was first elected in 2007.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Kendall Van Dyk]] '''3,109''' {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Roy Brown]] 3,101
  
 
===District 28===
 
===District 28===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Jeff Essmann]] (R) '''4,001''' {{approved}} Incumbent Essmann has represented district 28 since 2005.
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:*[[Jeff Essmann]] (R) '''4,001''' {{approved}} Incumbent Essmann was first elected in 2005.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Russell Doty]] 2,898
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:{{reddot}} [[Jeff Essmann]] '''5,906''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 29===
 
===District 29===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Friedrick Schweitzer]] (D) '''1,240''' {{approved}}
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:*[[Friedrick Schweitzer]] (D) '''1,240''' {{approved}} Schweitzer has withdrawn from the general election
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:*[[Penny Morgan]] (R) 1,767  
 
:*[[Penny Morgan]] (R) 1,767  
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Daniel McGee]] (R) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Daniel McGee]] (R) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Shirley Hanson]] 2,906
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:{{reddot}} [[Edward Walker]] '''5,865''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 30===
 
===District 30===
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:*[[Scott Boggio]] (R) 1,628
 
:*[[Scott Boggio]] (R) 1,628
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Robert Story]] (R) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Robert Story]] (R) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:{{bluedot}} [[Aaron Kampfe]] 2,952
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:{{reddot}} [[Jason Priest]] '''5,525''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 31===
 
===District 31===
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:*[[Tom Shellenberg]] (R) 832
 
:*[[Tom Shellenberg]] (R) 832
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[John Esp]] (R) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[John Esp]] (R) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:{{bluedot}} [[Julia Page]] 2,770
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:{{reddot}} [[Ron Arthun]] '''5,506''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 32===
 
===District 32===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Larry Jent]] (D) '''899''' {{approved}} Incumbent Jent has represented district 32 since 2007.
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:*[[Larry Jent]] (D) '''899''' {{approved}} Incumbent Jent was first elected in 2007.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Michael Comstock]] (R) '''1,517''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Michael Comstock]] (R) '''1,517''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Thomas Mid Mosser]] (R) 639
 
:*[[Thomas Mid Mosser]] (R) 639
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:{{bluedot}} [[Larry Jent]] '''4,753''' {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Michael Comstock]] 4,108
  
 
===District 35===
 
===District 35===
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:*[[Dave Ponte]] (R) 153
 
:*[[Dave Ponte]] (R) 153
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gary Perry]] (R) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gary Perry]] (R) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Diane Elliot]] 2,962
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:{{reddot}} [[Art Wittich]] '''6,625''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 39===
 
===District 39===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Terry Murphy]] (R) '''2,123''' {{approved}} Incumbent Murphy has represented district 39 since 2007.
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:*[[Terry Murphy]] (R) '''2,123''' {{approved}} Incumbent Murphy was first elected in 2007.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jill Cohenour]] 3,244
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:{{reddot}} [[Terry Murphy]] '''4,939''' {{Approved}}
  
 
===District 40===
 
===District 40===
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:*[[Patrick Faber]] (R) '''1,349''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Patrick Faber]] (R) '''1,349''' {{approved}}
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Mike Cooney]] (D) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Mike Cooney]] (D) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Mary Caferro]] '''4,303''' {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Patrick Faber]] 3,494
  
 
===District 42===
 
===District 42===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Dave Lewis]] (R) '''3,141''' {{approved}} Incumbent Lewis has represented district 42 since 2004.
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:*[[Dave Lewis]] (R) '''3,141''' {{approved}} Incumbent Lewis was first elected in 2004.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Dave Lewis]] '''7,361''' {{won}}
  
 
===District 43===
 
===District 43===
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:*[[Jonathan Arnold]] (R) '''1,397''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Jonathan Arnold]] (R) '''1,397''' {{approved}}
  
:'''Note:''' District 43 is currently vacant.
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:'''Note:''' District 43 was vacant prior to the November 2, 2010 general election.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Gene Vuckovich]] '''3,046''' {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Jonathan Arnold]] 2,885
  
 
===District 44===
 
===District 44===
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:*[[Dan Cox]] (L) {{approved}}
 
:*[[Dan Cox]] (L) {{approved}}
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Rick Laible]] (R) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Rick Laible]] (R) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Pam Erickson]] 2,544
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:{{reddot}} [[Bob Lake]] '''5,189''' {{won}}
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:{{yellowdot}} [[Dan Cox]] 1,047
  
 
===District 48===
 
===District 48===
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:*[[Patty Lovaas]] (R) '''800''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Patty Lovaas]] (R) '''800''' {{approved}}
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Carolyn Squires]] (D) is not running for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Carolyn Squires]] (D) did not run for re-election due to [[Term limits in the United States|Montana term limits]].
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Tom Facey]] '''3,947''' {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Patty Lovaas]] 2,422
  
 
===District 49===
 
===District 49===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[David Wanzenried]] (D) '''1,568''' {{approved}} Incumbent Wanzenried has represented district 49 since 2007.
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:*[[David Wanzenried]] (D) '''1,568''' {{approved}} Incumbent Wanzenried was first elected in 2007.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Kevin Kerr]] (R) '''800''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Kevin Kerr]] (R) '''800''' {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[David Wanzenried]] '''4,037''' {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Kevin Kerr]] 3,006
  
 
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== External links ==
 
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*[http://sos.mt.gov/Elections/Archives/2010s/2010/2010_General_Election_Offiical_Legislative_Canvass.pdf Official Montana Senate Election Results, 2010]
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*[http://electionresults.sos.mt.gov/ Montana Secretary of State - 2010 general election results]
 
*[https://app.mt.gov/cgi-bin/filing/index.cgi?ACTION=LIST_LEG List of candidates for 2010 Montana State Senate]
 
*[https://app.mt.gov/cgi-bin/filing/index.cgi?ACTION=LIST_LEG List of candidates for 2010 Montana State Senate]
 
*[http://electionresults.sos.mt.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=SENATE&map=DIST&lValue=50&gValue=01 June 8, 2010 primary election results]
 
*[http://electionresults.sos.mt.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=SENATE&map=DIST&lValue=50&gValue=01 June 8, 2010 primary election results]
 
*[http://sos.mt.gov/elections/Term_Limits/index.asp Montana Secretary of State's page on term limits]
 
*[http://sos.mt.gov/elections/Term_Limits/index.asp Montana Secretary of State's page on term limits]
 
*[http://www.montanademocrats.org/node/159 Montana Democratic Party's list of 2010 candidates]
 
*[http://www.montanademocrats.org/node/159 Montana Democratic Party's list of 2010 candidates]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/election_state_legislator.php?state_id=MT&type=office&criteria=upper Project Vote Smart list of candidates for Montana State Senate in the November 2, 2010 election]
  
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Montana State Senate elections, 2010

Majority controlCampaign contributions

QualificationsCompetitiveness analysis

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Montana State Senate
Elections for the office of Montana State Senator were held in Montana on November 2, 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 15, 2010. The primary election day was June 8, 2010.

Of Montana's 50 total seats, 26 were up for election. The 26 seats are representative of districts 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 48, and 49.

Montana term limits, which state that officials may not seek re-election if they have held office for eight years in a 16-year period, are responsible for opening 15 of the 26 available seats.

Montana’s senators serve 4-year terms.

See also: Montana State Senate and State senate elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:

  1. Alan Olson
  2. Anders Blewett
  3. Art Wittich
  4. Bob Lake
  5. Chas Vincent
  6. Dave Lewis
  7. David Wanzenried
  8. Edward Buttrey
  9. Edward Walker
  10. Frederick "Eric" Moore
  11. Gene Vuckovich
  12. Jason Priest
  13. Jeff Essmann
  14. Jim Peterson (Montana)
  15. Jon Sonju
  16. Kendall Van Dyk
  17. Larry Jent
  18. Llew Jones
  19. Mary Caferro
  20. Mitch Tropila
  21. Ron Arthun
  22. Rowlie Hutton
  23. Shannon Augare
  24. Terry Murphy
  25. Tom Facey
  26. Verdell Jackson

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Montana State Senate:

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


Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Montana State Senate has been a term-limited state senate since Montana voters approved CI-64 in 1992. C-64 created Section 8 of Article IV of the Montana Constitution, which says that Montana State Senators cannot serve 8 or more years in any 16-year period as a state senator.

Altogether, there are 50 Montana State Senators. In 2010, 15 of them who are current members were ineligible to run for the senate again in November. They are:

Democrats (5):

Republicans (10):

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state Senate in Montana in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state Senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 70 $993,331
2008 56 $744,742
2006 62 $687,206
2004 57 $600,450
2002 53 $521,540

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $993,331 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Noennig, Mark $20,000
Gallik, Dave $19,317
Priest, Jason S $17,873
Facey, Thomas $16,800
Comstock, Michael B $9,416
Samson, Bruce $7,245
Cohenour, Jill $6,439
Arthun, Ron $4,534
Page, Julia L $3,720
Henry, Teresa K $3,468


Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

Only two incumbents (22.2%), Democrat Mitch Tropila and Republican Dave Lewis, face no competition in the November 2 general election.

Primary challenges

No incumbents faced competition in the June 8 primary.

Retiring incumbents

One incumbent representative, Democrat Carol Juneau, is eligible and not running for re-election, while 9 of the eligible incumbents (90%) ran for re-election. The remaining 15 incumbents term out in 2010.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Montana State Senate, a candidate must be:[3]

  • A resident of the state for at least one year next preceding the general election
  • A resident of the county for six months preceding the general election if it contains one or more districts or of the district if it contains all or parts of more than one county.

List of candidates

2010 State senate elections
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District 1

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Aubyn Curtiss (R) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Chas Vincent 5,804 Approveda

District 4

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Gregory Barkus (R) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Reckin 1,902
Republican Party Jon Sonju 4,007 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Edd Blackler 2,447
Republican Party Verdell Jackson 6,638 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Carol Juneau (D) did not run for re-election.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shannon Augare 2,105 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Jennison 1,776

District 11

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Trudi Schmidt (D) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anders Blewett 2,989 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Whitaker 2,132

District 12

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Mitch Tropila (D) 1,291 Approveda Incumbent Tropila was first elected in 2007.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mitch Tropila 2,737 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Joseph Tropila (D) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathleen Galvin-Halcro 2,887
Republican Party Edward Buttrey 3,914 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Jerry Black (R) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Llew Jones 5,523 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Jim Peterson (R) 3,257 Approveda Incumbent Peterson was first elected in 2007.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Teigen 1,977
Republican Party Jim Peterson 6,231 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Kenneth Hansen (D) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Bergren 2,324
Republican Party Rowlie Hutton 3,515 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Keith Bales (R) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Frederick "Eric" Moore 5,828 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Kelly Gebhardt (R) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Alan Olson 7,702 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Roy Brown (R) 2,071 Approveda Incumbent Brown was first elected in 2007.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kendall Van Dyk 3,109 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Roy Brown 3,101

District 28

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Jeff Essmann (R) 4,001 Approveda Incumbent Essmann was first elected in 2005.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Russell Doty 2,898
Republican Party Jeff Essmann 5,906 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Daniel McGee (R) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shirley Hanson 2,906
Republican Party Edward Walker 5,865 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Robert Story (R) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Aaron Kampfe 2,952
Republican Party Jason Priest 5,525 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent John Esp (R) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julia Page 2,770
Republican Party Ron Arthun 5,506 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Larry Jent (D) 899 Approveda Incumbent Jent was first elected in 2007.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Larry Jent 4,753 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Comstock 4,108

District 35

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Gary Perry (R) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Diane Elliot 2,962
Republican Party Art Wittich 6,625 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Terry Murphy (R) 2,123 Approveda Incumbent Murphy was first elected in 2007.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jill Cohenour 3,244
Republican Party Terry Murphy 4,939 Approveda

District 40

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Mike Cooney (D) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Caferro 4,303 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patrick Faber 3,494

District 42

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Dave Lewis (R) 3,141 Approveda Incumbent Lewis was first elected in 2004.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dave Lewis 7,361 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: District 43 was vacant prior to the November 2, 2010 general election.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gene Vuckovich 3,046 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jonathan Arnold 2,885

District 44

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Libertarian Party June 8 Libertarian primary result:
Note: Incumbent Rick Laible (R) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pam Erickson 2,544
Republican Party Bob Lake 5,189 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Dan Cox 1,047

District 48

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent Carolyn Squires (D) did not run for re-election due to Montana term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Facey 3,947 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patty Lovaas 2,422

District 49

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Wanzenried 4,037 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin Kerr 3,006

See also

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