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Patrick Connell
Montana House of Representatives, District 87
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Montana, 1973
Associate'sSouthwestern College, 1969
Place of birthSanta Monica, CA
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Patrick "Pat" Connell (b. July 15, 1949) is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 87 since 2011.

Connell's professional experience includes working as the founder of Timberland Forestry Services LLC and vice president of resource operations at Rocky Mountain Log Homes.

Connell earned his BS in resource conservation from the University of Montana School of Forestry in 1973 and is AS in electronic technology from Southwestern College in 1969.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Natural Resources, Vice Chair
State Administration


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2011
Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Natural Resources
State Administration



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Connell won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 87. Connell defeated Scott Boulanger and Jeff Burrows in the June 5 primary election and defeated Jan Wisniewski (D) and Karen Fisher (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Montana House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPat Connell Incumbent 68.4% 3,749
     Democratic Jan Wisniewski 23.3% 1,277
     Libertarian Karen Fisher 8.2% 451
Total Votes 5,477
Montana House of Representatives, District 87 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Connell Incumbent 47.6% 1,013
Scott Boulanger 43.9% 934
Jeff Burrows 8.4% 179
Total Votes 2,126


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Connell won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Connell defeated Jeff Burrows in the June 8 primary by a margin on 1,149-956. He faced Tobias Martin (L) in the November 2 general election.

Montana House of Representatives, District 87 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Patrick Connell (R) 3,586
Tobias Martin (L) 769

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Connell was up for re-election, he collected $12,857 in donations.[3]

His largest contributor in 2010 was:

Donor Amount
Patrick Connell $3,386


Connell and his wife, Patricia, have two children.

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Preceded by
Ronald Stoker (R)
Montana House of Representatives District 87
Succeeded by