|Governor of Montana|
|January 7, 2013 - Present|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Brian Schweitzer (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Attorney General of Montana|
|High school||Helena High School (1986)|
|Bachelor's||Claremont McKenna College|
|J.D.||Columbia University School of Law|
|Place of birth||Missoula, Montana|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Personal
- 6 Recent news
- 7 Contact Information
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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
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
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.
- See also: Montana gubernatorial election, 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.
|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.|
|Governor/Lt. Governor of Montana, Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Steve Bullock & John E. Walsh||86.6%||76,738|
|Heather Margolis & Steve Nelsen||13.4%||11,823|
|Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.|
Bullock for Governor campaign ad
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.”
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.”
- 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."
|Montana Attorney General - General Election, 2008|
|Election Results Via: Montana Secretary of State|
Bullock defeated Mike Wheat and John Parker for the Democratic nomination.
|Montana Attorney General - Democratic Primary, 2008|
|Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.|
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.
|Governor of Montana 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve Bullock's campaign in 2012|
|Montana Democratic Party||$45,200|
|Brain C. Clark||$1,660|
|Total Raised in 2012||$1,863,832|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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. Click [show] for more information.
|Steve Bullock's Campaign Contributions|
Montana Attorney General
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$333,729 (Rep.)|
|Top 5 contributors||Steve Bullock||$26,836|
|Montana Democratic Party||$9,188|
|Jun Y. Lee||$810|
|George B. Copps||$740|
Bullock and his wife Lisa have three children - Caroline, Alexandria, and Cameron.
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Attorney General Steve Bullock
Department of Justice
P.O. Box 201401
Helena, MT 59620-1401
Phone: (406) 444-2026
Fax: (406) 444-3549
- Office of the Governor of Montana
- Official Montana Attorney General website
- Project Vote Smart - Steve Bullock biography
- Bullock's official campaign website
- Bullock's gubernatorial campaign on YouTube
- Bullock's gubernatorial campaign page on Facebook
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2000
- The Billings-Gazette, "Bullock sworn in as 24th governor of Montana," January 7, 2013
- Montana Policy Institute, Montana Pig Book, p. 35
- Montana Secretary of State, "Unofficial results: June 5, 2012
- Daily Kos, "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012
- Missoulian, "Montana governor candidates criticize each other in wake of politician's rape comments," August 20, 2012
- Independent Record, "Dem gov hopefuls stress education, volunteerism," April 2, 2012
- Billings Gazette, "Democratic governor candidates back pipeline," January 10, 2012
- Follow the Money.org
- Montana Department of Justice, "Attorney General Steve Bullock," accessed August 25, 2012
Brian Schweitzer (D)
|Governor of Montana
January 7, 2013 - Present
| Succeeded by|
|Montana Attorney General
| Succeeded by|
Tim Fox (R)
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