Robert Hawks

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Robert Hawks
Montana State Senate District 33
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$103.69/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2004
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Bozeman
Commissioner, City of Bozeman
Bachelor'sPacific University, 1963
OtherOD, Pacific University, 1966
BirthdayApril 24, 1941
Place of birthBillings, MT
Office website
Robert Hawks (b. April 24, 1941) is a former Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 33 from 2005 to 2013.

Hawks earned his B.S. from Pacific University in 1963. He went on to receive his OD in Optometry in 1966.

Hawks was an Optometrist in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1974. He then worked as an Optometrist for Optometric Association/Advanced Eye Care Associates from 1974 to 2004.

Hawks served as Commissioner of the City of Bozeman from 1998 to 1990. He then served as Mayor of the City of Bozeman from 1990 to 1992.

Committee assignments


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


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



On November 4, 2008, Hawks won re-election to the 33rd District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Nick Landeros (R).[1]

Montana State Senate, District 33 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Hawks (D) 6,189
Nick Landeros (R) 2,713

Campaign donors

In 2008, Hawks collected $10,402 in donations.[2]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Bob Hawks $500
Robert Hawks $500
Mary Hamilton $225
Con Gillam $160
Montana Public Employees Association $160

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Hawks and his wife, Jane, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana Senate District 33
Succeeded by
Mike Phillips (D)