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Steve Gibson
Montana House of Representatives, District 78
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sCriminal Justice
Office website
Steve Gibson is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 78. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Gibson earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice. Gibson's professional experience includes working as an administrator of juvenile corrections for the State of Montana.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice Chair
Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gibson served on the following committees:



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gibson won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 78. Gibson ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Joe Cohenour (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Montana House of Representatives, District 78, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Gibson Incumbent 52.2% 2,311
     Democratic Joe Cohenour 47.8% 2,116
Total Votes 4,427


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Gibson won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Gibson defeated Bowen Greenwood and Phoebe Williams in the June 8 primary. He faced Joe Cohenour (D) in the November 2 general election.[3][4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 78 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Gibson (R) 2,011
Joe Cohenour (D) 1,413

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gibson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Gibson raised a total of $46,470 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[5]

Steve Gibson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 78 Won $15,981
2010 Montana House, District 78 Won $18,463
2008 Montana House, District 78 Defeated $12,026
Grand Total Raised $46,470


Gibson won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gibson raised a total of $15,981.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Gibson's campaign in 2012
Gibson, Steve$5,295
Lewis & Clark County Republican Central Committee$690
Lantis, Mary Ellen$260
Keys, Dorothy D.$200
Montana Medical Association$160
Total Raised in 2012$15,981
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Gibson was up for re-election, he collected $18,463 in donations.[6]

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


Gibson and his wife, Debbie, have two children.

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Preceded by
Jill Cohenour (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 78
Succeeded by