|Governor of Montana|
|High school||Yazoo City High School (1977)|
|Birthday||December 29, 1958|
|Place of birth||Long Beach, California|
Born in Orange County, California, Vandevender grew up in Mississippi. He moved to Montana in 1999 and lives off the grid.
- Yazoo City High School, 1977
Vandevender was a Libertarian candidate for Governor of Montana in 2012. He and his running mate, Marc Mulcahy, faced Republicans Rick Hill and Jon Sonju, Democrats Steve Bullock and John E. Walsh, and independent candidates Bill Coate and Joni Oja in the November 6, 2012 general election.
According to the website Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, Ron Vandevender took in over 9,000 more votes than the number that separated Bullock and Hill.
|Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Montana General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Steve Bullock and John E. Walsh||48.9%||236,450|
|Republican||Rick Hill and Jon Sonju||47.3%||228,879|
|Libertarian||Ron Vandevender and Marc Mulcahy||3.8%||18,160|
|Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 84 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Mike Miller Incumbent||81.8%||3,273|
|Source: Montana Secretary of State|
On November 4, 2008, Vandevender lost to Mike Miller (R) and Pam Ponich-Hunthausen (D) in the race for Montana House of Representatives District 84.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 84 General Election, 2008|
Vandevender lost the election to the position of Governor of Montana in 2012. During that election cycle, Vandevender raised a total of $5,535.
|Governor of Montana 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ron Vandevender's campaign in 2012|
|Ron Vandevender & Marc Mulcahy||$527|
|Total Raised in 2012||$5,535|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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