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Tom McGillvray
Montana House of Representatives, District 50
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
State House Majority Leader
2010 - 2012
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$103.69/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sMontana State University, 1980
Date of birth05/22/1957
Place of birthHelena, MT
ProfessionFinancial Advisor, American Express
Office website
Campaign website
Tom McGillvray (b. May 22, 1957) is a former Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing the 50th District from 2005 to 2013. He served as the Majority Leader in the 2011-2012 session. Previously, he served as the Assistant Minority Leader.[1]

McGillvray's professional experience includes working as a financial advisor at American Express and as a minister.

McGillvray earned his B.A. in agriculture and plant protection from Montana State University.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McGillvray served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McGillvray served on these committees:


Health care

In the beginning of the 2011 session, Republican state lawmakers made proposals designed to block implementation of 2010’s federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Montana.

At a capitol press conference, Republican lawmakers said the health care legislation, dubbed “Obamacare” by opponents, would increase costs and lose jobs.

“Free markets are the true jobs creators,” said McGillvray. “Simply put, this health care act is unaffordable.”

Democrats immediately countered. Prior to the press conference by Republicans, the state Democratic Party issued a media release challenging Republican lawmakers to give up their own taxpayer funded health insurance plans.

“If the GOP wants to get rid of insurance for thousands of Montanans, then they should lead by example and give up their state-paid health insurance,” Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Ted Dick said in the release. “After all, Montanans shouldn’t have to hold elected office in order to receive health care.”[2]



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 McGillvray won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Mary Hernandez ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Montana House of Representatives, District 50 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom McGillvray (R) 2,012
Mary Hernandez (D) 1,582


On November 4, 2008 Tom McGillvray won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 50, receiving 2,198 votes.

McGillvray raised $13,187 for his campaign.[3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 50
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom McGillvray (R) 2,550
Maria Hernandez (D) 1,956

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which McGillvray was up for re-election, he collected $13,615 in donations.[4]

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


Listed below is the largest contributor to Tom McGillvray's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Tom McGillvray $3,932


McGillvray and his wife, Margaret, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana House of Representatives District 50
Succeeded by
Dennis Lenz (R)