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}}{{tnr}}'''Steve Bullock''' (born 1966 in Missoula, [[Montana]]) is the current [[Democratic]] [[Governor of Montana]]. He was sworn into office on January 7, 2013.<ref>[http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/bullock-sworn-in-as-th-governor-of-montana/article_5aaec51d-c398-509c-85c0-505fd908b750.html ''The Billings-Gazette,'' "Bullock sworn in as 24th governor of Montana," January 7, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Steve Bullock''' (b. April 11, 1966, in Missoula, [[Montana]]) is the 24th an current [[Democratic]] [[Governor of Montana]]. He has served in this position since 2013.<ref>[http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/bullock-sworn-in-as-th-governor-of-montana/article_5aaec51d-c398-509c-85c0-505fd908b750.html ''The Billings-Gazette,'' "Bullock sworn in as 24th governor of Montana," January 7, 2013]</ref> Bullock was first elected governor in 2012. He and his running mate, Brigadier General (Ret.) [[John E. Walsh]], defeated [[Heather Margolis]] and [[Steve Nelsen]] in the [[2012 state executive calendar|June 5, 2012]] primary election.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.mt.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=STATE&map=CTY ''Montana Secretary of State,'' "Unofficial results: June 5, 2012]</ref> The Bullock/Walsh ticket then triumphed over Republicans [[Rick Hill]] and [[Jon Sonju]], and Libertarians [[Ron Vandevender]] and [[Marc Mulcahy]] in the general election on [[Montana gubernatorial election, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Bullock was sworn into office on January 7, 2013, replacing term-limited fellow Democrat [[Brian Schweitzer]].
Bullock ran for governor rather than seek re-election as [[Attorney General of Montana]] in 2012. He was succeeded by [[Republican]] [[Tim Fox]], who won election on [[Montana state executive official elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]].  
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Bullock previously served one term as [[Montana Attorney General]], from 2009 to 2013. In 2012, he opted to run for governor rather than seek re-election as the state's top law enforcement official. Bullock was succeeded by [[Republican]] [[Tim Fox]], who won election on [[Montana state executive official elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]].
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Bullock is a member of the executive committee of the National Governor's Association. He, along with eight other governors, will determine the association's priorities and actions for the year. He was named to this leadership role in August, 2013.<ref>[http://www.nga.org/cms/home/news-room/news-releases/2013-news-releases/col2-content/nga-announces-new-executive-2013.html ''National Governor's Association,'' NGA Announces New Executive Committee Leadership, August 4, 2013]</ref>
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Before entering the political spotlight, Bullock worked as an attorney. He lent his legal skills to jobs in both the private sector and the state government. He was able to blend his interests in public service and law when, in 1996, the [[Montana Secretary of State]] hired him as the office's Chief Legal Counsel. From there, he transferred to to the attorney general's office and rose in the ranks to become acting Chief Deputy Attorney General, in which capacity he was also charged with coordinating the legislative efforts of the attorney general's office. In 2001, he left the justice department, and Montana, for a three year stint in Washington D.C., where he practiced law and worked as an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law.
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Bullock's first term expires January 2, 2017. The next time his seat will be up for election is November 2016, and Bullock is eligible to run for a second term if he so chooses.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Bullock began his career within the legal profession in 1996 serving as Chief Legal Counsel to the [[Montana Secretary of State]] advising the office in all legal matters. A year later, he joined the state's Justice Department, first as an Executive Assistant to the Attorney General then as acting Chief Deputy Attorney General, a role he maintained until 2001. It was also during this time that Bullock worked as Legislative Director, helping to coordinate the legislative efforts of the Attorney General's office.
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Bullock was born in Missoula, Montana. He attended Clarement McKenna College for his bachelor's degree and later graduated from Columbia University School of Law.
  
Bullock returned to the private sector in 2001 as an attorney for the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of '''Steptoe & Johnson''' while simultaneously operating as an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law. Three years later, he moved back to Montana representing individuals, consumer organizations, labor unions, peace officers, associations of political subdivisions, and private businesses as an attorney.
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He began his career within the legal profession in 1996 serving as Chief Legal Counsel to the [[Montana Secretary of State]] advising the office in all legal matters. A year later, he joined the state's Justice Department, first as an Executive Assistant to the Attorney General then as acting Chief Deputy Attorney General, a role he maintained until 2001. It was also during this time that Bullock worked as Legislative Director, helping to coordinate the legislative efforts of the Attorney General's office.
  
Bullock and his wife Lisa have three children.
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Bullock returned to the private sector in 2001 as an attorney for the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of '''Steptoe & Johnson''' while simultaneously operating as an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law. Three years later, he moved back to Montana representing individuals, consumer organizations, labor unions, peace officers, associations of political subdivisions, and private businesses as an attorney.
  
*Member, Board of Directors, Healthy Mothers-Healthy Babies
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Apart from his political duties, Bullock serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Mothers-Healthy Babies, the, Public Policy Council, Gates of the Mountains Foundation and Lewis and Clark County Historic Preservation Commission.
*Member, Public Policy Council, Montana Non-Profit Association
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*Member, Gates of the Mountains Foundation
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*Member, Lewis and Clark County Historic Preservation Commission
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===Education===
 
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===Attorney General (2009-2013)===
 
===Attorney General (2009-2013)===
On January 5, 2009, Steve Bullock was sworn into office as the state of Montana's twentieth Attorney General. As the state's chief lawyer and law enforcement officer, he leads the Montana Department of Justice whose divisions include the Forensic Science Laboratory, the Montana Highway Patrol, the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Office of Gambling Control, the Office of Legal Services, and the Division of Criminal Investigation, in addition to the department's information technology staff.
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On January 5, 2009, Steve Bullock was sworn into office as the state of Montana's twentieth Attorney General. As the state's chief lawyer and law enforcement officer, he led the Montana Department of Justice whose divisions include the Forensic Science Laboratory, the Montana Highway Patrol, the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Office of Gambling Control, the Office of Legal Services, and the Division of Criminal Investigation, in addition to the department's information technology staff.
  
Initiatives that Steve Bullock has proposed as Attorney General include:
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Initiatives that Steve Bullock proposed as Attorney General include:
 
::* Strong enforcement and prosecution under Montana's sexual predator laws and ensuring that offenders comply with the legal requirements of Montana's Sexual or Violent Offender Registry.
 
::* Strong enforcement and prosecution under Montana's sexual predator laws and ensuring that offenders comply with the legal requirements of Montana's Sexual or Violent Offender Registry.
 
::* Creating a position for a special prosecutor within the Attorney General's office to focus exclusively on crimes against children.
 
::* Creating a position for a special prosecutor within the Attorney General's office to focus exclusively on crimes against children.
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::* Providing support and resources to local law enforcement and Montana's county attorneys.
 
::* Providing support and resources to local law enforcement and Montana's county attorneys.
 
::* Public access to Montana's streams and public lands
 
::* Public access to Montana's streams and public lands
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===Healthcare lawsuit===
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In March 2010, Bullock decided not to join 26 other [[State Attorneys General Against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010|state attorneys general]] and the National Federation of Independent Business in filing suit against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.  The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately upheld the law in a 5-4 ruling issued on June 28, 2012.<ref>[http://www.montanapolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/MPI_2012PIGTALES_Web.pdf Montana Policy Institute, ''Montana Pig Book'', p. 35]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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Bullock won election as [[Governor of Montana]] in 2012. He and his running mate, Brigadier General (Ret.) [[John E. Walsh]], defeated [[Heather Margolis]] and [[Steve Nelsen]] in the [[2012 state executive calendar|June 5th]] primary election.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.mt.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=STATE&map=CTY ''Montana Secretary of State,'' "Unofficial results: June 5, 2012]</ref>
 
Bullock won election as [[Governor of Montana]] in 2012. He and his running mate, Brigadier General (Ret.) [[John E. Walsh]], defeated [[Heather Margolis]] and [[Steve Nelsen]] in the [[2012 state executive calendar|June 5th]] primary election.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.mt.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=STATE&map=CTY ''Montana Secretary of State,'' "Unofficial results: June 5, 2012]</ref>
  
Bullock defeated [[Rick Hill]] (R), [[Ron Vandevender]] (L) and [[Bill Coate]] (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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Bullock defeated [[Rick Hill]]/[[Jon Sonju]] (R) and [[Ron Vandevender]]/[[Marc Mulcahy]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
  
 
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.<ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/15/1162077/-Libertarians-provided-the-margin-for-Democrats-in-at-least-nine-elections ''Daily Kos,'' "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/15/1162077/-Libertarians-provided-the-margin-for-Democrats-in-at-least-nine-elections ''Daily Kos,'' "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Bullock and his wife Lisa have three children - Caroline, Alexandria, and Cameron.<ref>[https://doj.mt.gov/our-attorney-general/ ''Montana Department of Justice,'' "Attorney General Steve Bullock," accessed August 25, 2012]</ref>
 
Bullock and his wife Lisa have three children - Caroline, Alexandria, and Cameron.<ref>[https://doj.mt.gov/our-attorney-general/ ''Montana Department of Justice,'' "Attorney General Steve Bullock," accessed August 25, 2012]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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*[http://www.doj.mt.gov/ Official Montana Attorney General website]
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*[http://stevebullock.com/ Steve Bullock's campaign website]
*[http://stevebullock.com/ Bullock's official campaign website]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/SteveBullock2012 Bullock's gubernatorial campaign on YouTube]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Bullock/8056916700 Bullock's gubernatorial campaign page on Facebook]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134549 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=115054 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=102127 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=39882 2000]
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Steve Bullock
Steve Bullock.jpg
Governor of Montana
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorBrian Schweitzer (D)
Compensation
Base salary$108,167
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$2,403,266
Term limitsCannot exceed 8 years in any 16 year period
Prior offices
Attorney General of Montana
2009-2013
Education
High schoolHelena High School (1984)
Bachelor'sClaremont McKenna College
J.D.Columbia University School of Law
Personal
BirthdayApril 11, 1966
Place of birthMissoula, Montana
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Steve Bullock (b. April 11, 1966, in Missoula, Montana) is the 24th an current Democratic Governor of Montana. He has served in this position since 2013.[1] Bullock was first elected governor in 2012. He and his running mate, Brigadier General (Ret.) John E. Walsh, defeated Heather Margolis and Steve Nelsen in the June 5, 2012 primary election.[2] The Bullock/Walsh ticket then triumphed over Republicans Rick Hill and Jon Sonju, and Libertarians Ron Vandevender and Marc Mulcahy in the general election on November 6, 2012. Bullock was sworn into office on January 7, 2013, replacing term-limited fellow Democrat Brian Schweitzer.

Bullock previously served one term as Montana Attorney General, from 2009 to 2013. In 2012, he opted to run for governor rather than seek re-election as the state's top law enforcement official. Bullock was succeeded by Republican Tim Fox, who won election on November 6, 2012.

Bullock is a member of the executive committee of the National Governor's Association. He, along with eight other governors, will determine the association's priorities and actions for the year. He was named to this leadership role in August, 2013.[3]

Before entering the political spotlight, Bullock worked as an attorney. He lent his legal skills to jobs in both the private sector and the state government. He was able to blend his interests in public service and law when, in 1996, the Montana Secretary of State hired him as the office's Chief Legal Counsel. From there, he transferred to to the attorney general's office and rose in the ranks to become acting Chief Deputy Attorney General, in which capacity he was also charged with coordinating the legislative efforts of the attorney general's office. In 2001, he left the justice department, and Montana, for a three year stint in Washington D.C., where he practiced law and worked as an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law.

Bullock's first term expires January 2, 2017. The next time his seat will be up for election is November 2016, and Bullock is eligible to run for a second term if he so chooses.

Biography

Bullock was born in Missoula, Montana. He attended Clarement McKenna College for his bachelor's degree and later graduated from Columbia University School of Law.

He began his career within the legal profession in 1996 serving as Chief Legal Counsel to the Montana Secretary of State advising the office in all legal matters. A year later, he joined the state's Justice Department, first as an Executive Assistant to the Attorney General then as acting Chief Deputy Attorney General, a role he maintained until 2001. It was also during this time that Bullock worked as Legislative Director, helping to coordinate the legislative efforts of the Attorney General's office.

Bullock returned to the private sector in 2001 as an attorney for the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Steptoe & Johnson while simultaneously operating as an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law. Three years later, he moved back to Montana representing individuals, consumer organizations, labor unions, peace officers, associations of political subdivisions, and private businesses as an attorney.

Apart from his political duties, Bullock serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Mothers-Healthy Babies, the, Public Policy Council, Gates of the Mountains Foundation and Lewis and Clark County Historic Preservation Commission.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, Claremont McKenna College
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Columbia University School of Law

Political career

Governor of Montana (2013-present)

Bullock was sworn in as Montana's 24th governor on January 7, 2013.

Attorney General (2009-2013)

On January 5, 2009, Steve Bullock was sworn into office as the state of Montana's twentieth Attorney General. As the state's chief lawyer and law enforcement officer, he led the Montana Department of Justice whose divisions include the Forensic Science Laboratory, the Montana Highway Patrol, the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Office of Gambling Control, the Office of Legal Services, and the Division of Criminal Investigation, in addition to the department's information technology staff.

Initiatives that Steve Bullock proposed as Attorney General include:

  • Strong enforcement and prosecution under Montana's sexual predator laws and ensuring that offenders comply with the legal requirements of Montana's Sexual or Violent Offender Registry.
  • Creating a position for a special prosecutor within the Attorney General's office to focus exclusively on crimes against children.
  • Developing a Children's Justice Center within the Montana Department of Justice which specalizes efforts to enforce laws relating to sexual violence against children, and to improve the services to child victims; an
  • Providing support and resources to local law enforcement and Montana's county attorneys.
  • Public access to Montana's streams and public lands

Healthcare lawsuit

In March 2010, Bullock decided not to join 26 other state attorneys general and the National Federation of Independent Business in filing suit against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately upheld the law in a 5-4 ruling issued on June 28, 2012.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Montana gubernatorial election, 2012

Bullock won election as Governor of Montana in 2012. He and his running mate, Brigadier General (Ret.) John E. Walsh, defeated Heather Margolis and Steve Nelsen in the June 5th primary election.[5]

Bullock defeated Rick Hill/Jon Sonju (R) and Ron Vandevender/Marc Mulcahy (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

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.[6]

Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Montana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve 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
Total Votes 483,489
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.


Governor/Lt. Governor of Montana, Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bullock & John E. Walsh 86.6% 76,738
Heather Margolis & Steve Nelsen 13.4% 11,823
Total Votes 88,561
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.



Bullock for Governor campaign ad

Issue positions

  • Abortion

Bullock set himself apart from his opponent Hill on the issue of abortion, stating, "the difference couldn’t be clearer between us. As governor, I will defend a women’s right to choice. I think these are complicated and difficult decisions, but they shouldn’t be made by the government. They should be made by women and their doctors.”[7]

  • Economy

Bullock said in order to create a stronger state economy, he would work to help small businesses create jobs and promote rural growth “through responsible development of our vast energy resources and attract new businesses, like high tech companies, to invest here.”[8]

  • XL Pipeline

Bullock expressed his support for the Keystone XL pipleline, stating, "With tight regulation and appropriate, long-term oversight, the Keystone XL pipeline project has the ability to create thousands of jobs, in Montana, advance domestic security and be a shot in the arm to our economy."[9]

2008

Bullock defeated Republican Tim Fox to become Montana Attorney General in 2008.

Montana Attorney General - General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bullock 52.6% 245,669
     Republican Tim Fox 47.4% 220,992
Total Votes 466,661
Election Results Via: Montana Secretary of State


Bullock defeated Mike Wheat and John Parker for the Democratic nomination.

Montana Attorney General - Democratic Primary, 2008
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bullock 42% 63,276
Mike Wheat 36.5% 54,859
John Parker 21.5% 32,362
Total Votes 150,497
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bullock is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Bullock raised a total of $2,403,266 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[10]

Steve Bullock's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Governor of Montana* Won $1,863,832
2010 Attorney General of Montana Not up for election $51,290
2008 Attorney General of Montana Won $443,723
2000 Attorney General of Montana Defeated $44,421
Grand Total Raised $2,403,266
*This was a joint-ticket with Lieutenant Governor John E. Walsh.

2012

Bullock won re-election to the position of Governor of Montana in 2012. During that election cycle, Bullock raised a total of $1,863,832.

2008

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Steve Bullock's donors each year.[11] Click [show] for more information.


Personal

Bullock and his wife Lisa have three children - Caroline, Alexandria, and Cameron.[12]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Steve + Bullock + Montana + Governor"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact Information

Montana

Capitol Address:
Attorney General Steve Bullock
Department of Justice
P.O. Box 201401
Helena, MT 59620-1401

Phone: (406) 444-2026
Fax: (406) 444-3549
E-mail: contactdoj@mt.gov

See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Schweitzer (D)
Governor of Montana
January 7, 2013 - Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Mike McGrath
Montana Attorney General
2008–2013
Succeeded by
Tim Fox (R)