Steve Bullock

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Steve Bullock
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Montana Attorney General
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 7
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
High schoolHelena High School (1986)
Bachelor'sClaremont McKenna College
J.D.Columbia University School of Law
Date of birth1966
Place of birthMissoula, Montana
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Steve Bullock (born 1966 in Missoula, Montana) is the current Democratic Attorney General of Montana. In September 2011, Bullock announced his candidacy for Governor of Montana in 2012.[1]


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.

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.

Bullock and his wife Lisa have three children.

  • Member, Board of Directors, Healthy Mothers-Healthy Babies
  • Member, Public Policy Council, Montana Non-Profit Association
  • Member, Gates of the Mountains Foundation
  • Member, Lewis and Clark County Historic Preservation Commission


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

Political career

Attorney General (2009-Present)

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.

Initiatives that Steve Bullock has 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



See also: Montana gubernatorial election, 2012

In early September 2011, Bullock announced he would be running for Montana Governor in 2012.[2]


2008 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary [3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Steve Bullock 42.0%
     Democratic Party Mike Wheat 36.5%
     Democratic Party John Parker 21.5%
Total Votes 150,497
2008 Race for Attorney General - General Election [4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Steve Bullock 52.6%
     Republican Party Tim Fox 47.4%
Total Votes 466,661

Campaign contributions

2008 Race for Attorney General - Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $443,723
Total Raised by Primary Opponent $146,498
Total Raised by Gen. Election Opponent $334,491
Top 5 Contributors Steve Bullock $26,836 (6.05% of Total)
Montana DNC $9,188 (2.07%)
Jun Y. Lee $810 (0.18%)
Glacier PAC $620 (0.14%)
Mary Alice McLarty $620 (0.14%)
Individuals v. Institutions $379,902 (85.6%)
$11,263 (2.5%)
In v. Outside State $309,981 (82.2%)
$133,099 (30%)

Contact Information


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike McGrath
Montana Attorney General
Succeeded by