Montana State Senate elections, 2010

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Elections for the office of Montana State Senator will be 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 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.

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

Campaign contributions

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
2008 56 $744,742
2006 62 $687,206
2004 57 $600,450
2002 53 $521,540

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Montana State Senate, a candidate must be:[2]

  • 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.

Current partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 21
     Republican Party 29
Total 50


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) is not running for re-election due to Montana term limits.

District 4

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

District 5

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Verdell Jackson (R) 3,081 Approveda Incumbent Jackson has represented district 5 since 2007.

District 8

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

District 11

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

District 12

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Mitch Tropila (D) 1,291 Approveda Incumbent Tropila has represented district 12 since 2007.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

District 13

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

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) is not running for re-election due to Montana term limits.

District 15

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Jim Peterson (R) 3,257 Approveda Incumbent Peterson has represented district 15 since 2007.

District 17

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

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) is not running for re-election due to Montana term limits.

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) is not running for re-election due to Montana term limits.

District 25

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Roy Brown (R) 2,071 Approveda Incumbent Brown has represented district 25 since 2007.

District 28

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Jeff Essmann (R) 4,001 Approveda Incumbent Essmann has represented district 28 since 2005.

District 29

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

District 30

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

District 31

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

District 32

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Larry Jent (D) 899 Approveda Incumbent Jent has represented district 32 since 2007.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

District 35

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

District 39

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Terry Murphy (R) 2,123 Approveda Incumbent Murphy has represented district 39 since 2007.

District 40

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

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 has represented district 42 since 2004.

District 43

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: District 43 is currently vacant.

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) is not running for re-election due to Montana term limits.

District 48

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

District 49

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • David Wanzenried (D) 1,568 Approveda Incumbent Wanzenried has represented district 49 since 2007.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

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