Shannon Augare

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Shannon Augare
Montana State Senate District 8
In office
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana State House of Representatives
High schoolBrowning High School
Office website
Shannon Augare is a Democratic member of the Montana State Senate. He has represented District 8 since 2011.

Augare previously served in the Montana House of Representatives from 2006-2010, where he served as the Democratic Whip.

Augare worked as a staff assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He has also worked as an aide to U.S. senators Max Baucus and Tom Daschle.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Legislative Administration
Local Government


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


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



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Augare won election to the Montana State Senate, defeating Richard Jennison. He defeated Joey Jayne in the June 8 primary by a margin of 976-743.

Montana State Senate, District 8 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Shannon Augare (D) 2,105
Richard Jennison (R) 1,776


On November 4, 2008 Shannon Augare ran unopposed and won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 16, receiving 2,833 votes.

Augare raised $680 for her campaign.[1]

Montana House of Representatives, District 16
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Shannon Augare (D) 2,833

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Augare was up for re-election, she collected $8,275 in donations.[2]

No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.


Duplicate auto licenses

As chair of the Law and Justice Interim Committee in June 2010, Augare requested a review of Montana Enhanced Registration and Licensing Information Network (MERLIN), the computer system used by the state Department of Motor Vehicles since 2009. He had been prompted to do so by constituent complaints. The audit, presented in June of 2012, found significant improvements in the MERLIN system but also revealed that there were 78,000 duplicate license plates in Montana, many of them caused by a system glitch in 2011.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carol Juneau
Montana Senate District 8
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Montana State House District 16
Succeeded by
Lila Walter Evans