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Rick Ripley

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Rick Ripley
Montana State Senate District 9
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives
2001 - 2009
Office website
Rick Ripley is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 9 since 2009.

Ripley served in the Montana State House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Claims, Chair
Fish and Game, Vice Chair
Natural Resources
Long-Range Planning


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


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



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Ripley won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 47. Ripley ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Ron Szabo (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Montana State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Ripley Incumbent 68.9% 6,251
     Democratic Ron Szabo 31.1% 2,822
Total Votes 9,073


On November 4, 2008, Ripley won election to the 9th District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Erik Somerfeld (D).[3]

Montana State Senate, District 9 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Ripley (R) 5,655
Erik Somerfeld (D) 3,712

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Ripley collected $8,233 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Rick Ripley $500
Republican Central Committee of Teton County $402
Lewis And Clark County Republican Central Committee $348
Powell County Republican Central Committee $200
BNSF Railway $160

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