|Montana State Senate District 31|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||8 years in any 16-year period|
|Bachelor's||Montana State University, 1975|
Arthun received his BS in animal science from Montana State University in 1975.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Arthun served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy and Telecommunications|
|• State Administration, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Arthun served on these committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Highways and Transportation|
|• State Administration, Vice Chair|
In an interview published in the Montana Policy Institute's Pig Book (2012), Arthun said, "I think that we need to go down a different road and install a cash-balance plan or some facsimile that will work in Montana for new hires and others who would like to participate." As for adjusting current retirees' benefits, he stated, "I am of the opinion that it will be hard to change current retirees’ plans but that everyone else must be at the table and willing to accept some reductions. The current plans will not survive the way that they are structured. We definitely need a change in direction if there is to be any plan left for anyone."
At the August 8, 2012, meeting of the State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee, Arthun raised the possibility of switching Montana's pension plans to a cash benefit plan which would guarantee employees a return of 5 percent and allow them to take their money with them upon retirement. He said that similar plans were already in use in Kansas and Nebraska.Cite error: Closing
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- See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010
|Montana State Senate, District 31 General election (2010)|
|Ron Arthun (R)||5,506|
|Julia Page (D)||2,770|
In 2010, a year in which Arthun was up for re-election, he collected $27,694 in donations.
His largest contributor in 2010 was:
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Arthun and his wife, Kayl, have three children.
- Ron Arthun's official campaign website
- Montana State Senate Website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
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