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Steve Lavin
Montana House of Representatives, District 8
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sMontana State University, 1989
ProfessionSergeant, Montana Highway Patrol
Office website
Steve Lavin is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Lavin earned his B.S. in Sociology from Montana State University in 1989. His professional experience includes working as a sergeant for the Montana Highway Patrol, and a special deputy U.S. Marshal.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government
Transportation, Chair


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

Election history


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lavin won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 8. Lavin ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Brittany MacLean (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Montana House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Lavin Incumbent 59.6% 2,251
     Democratic Brittany MacLean 40.4% 1,527
Total Votes 3,778


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Lavin won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Lavin defeated Carl Glimm in the June 8 primary by a margin of 487-460. He faced Bryan Schutt (D) and Bill Jones (I) in the November 2 general election.

Montana House of Representatives, District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Lavin (R) 1,465
Bryan Schutt (D) 1,031
Bill Jones (I) 294

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Lavin ran for election, he collected $12,510 in donations.[3]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Montana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Lavin's campaign in 2010
Flathead County Republican Womens Club$400
Stillwater County Republican Central Cmte$400
Excellence In Voting$160
Randall, Lee$160
Fisher, Tammi$160
Total Raised in 2010 $12,510


Lavin and his wife, Amy, have two children.

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Montana State House District 8
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