Zac Perry

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Zac Perry
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Candidate for
Montana House of Representatives, District 3
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolColumbia Falls High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame, 2001
ProfessionManager/substitute teacher
Campaign website
Zac Perry was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 3 of the Montana House of Representatives.


Perry earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2001. His professional experience includes managing his family's vacation rental in the summer and substitute teaching at Columbia Falls High School for the remainder of the year.[1]


Campaign themes


Perry's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Property Taxes

Presently, our property taxes are based on valuations made every 6 years. I think these assessments need to be made more frequently to more accurately reflect market value.
I believe we need to place a 2% limit on property tax increases. There are too many instances in House District 3 where people are being taxed right out of their homes and off their property. Those especially vulnerable are older residents who survive on a fixed income.

Public Education

We need to understand that education is the bedrock upon which Democracy is built.
Let’s ensure a quality and accountable system of education at all levels that protects homeowners and small businesses from increases in property taxes.
Guarantee that research and development helps Montana’s businesses, workers and industries
Though we have a bully prevention program in place (OLWEUS) in our schools, we need to establish a state policy to address cyber bullying.


Improve access to quality, affordable health care
Help small businesses offer affordable health insurance
Support the Children’s Healthcare Insurance Program (CHIP)
Make prescription drugs affordable

Preserve Montana’s Outdoor Heritage

Guarantee access to public lands
Protect Montana’s hunting and fishing heritage
Protect our Second Amendment rights
Preserve and protect our stream access laws

Build A Secure Energy Future

Pursue additional clean and renewable energy resources that create jobs
Promote energy conservation in government, schools, universities and homes
Enact sensible energy policies that provide affordable, reliable energy to all consumers, small business owners, farmers and ranchers

Fiscal Responsibility

Living within our means and setting money aside for the future
Manage taxpayer money the same way hard-working Montanans handle their household finances

Protect Our Seniors

Strengthen laws that target those attempting to take advantage of vulnerable seniors



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Zac Perry was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jerry O'Neil was unopposed in the Republican primary. Perry defeated O'Neil and Chris Colvin (L) in the general election.[3][4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZac Perry 48.6% 1,558
     Republican Jerry O'Neil Incumbent 47.1% 1,510
     Libertarian Chris Colvin 4.3% 138
Total Votes 3,206


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Perry ran in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 3. Perry ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and was defeated by incumbent Jerry O'Neil (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry O'Neil Incumbent 51.1% 2,333
     Democratic Zac Perry 43.7% 1,996
     Libertarian Shawn Guymon 5.1% 235
Total Votes 4,564


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Perry ran in the 2010 election for District 3 of the Montana House of Representatives. Perry had no opposition in the primary. He faced Jerry O'Neil (R), Shawn Bailey (C), and Shawn Guymon (I) in the November 2 general election.[7][8]


Perry is a musician who plays guitar and sings in a local choir.[1]

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