Monica Joan Tranel
May 4, 1966
Big Horn, Wyoming, U.S.
|Political party||Republican (formerly)|
|Education||Gonzaga University (BA)|
Rutgers University, Camden (JD)
Monica Joan Tranel is an American rower and Montana lawyer. She finished 4th in the women's eight at the 1996 Summer Olympics. She competed at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics.
In 1988, Tranel earned a Bachelor of Arts from Gonzaga University. In 1991, she earned her Juris Doctor from Rutgers University–Camden.
In 2004, as a Republican, Tranel sought election to the Montana Public Utilities Commission. She was defeated in the Republican primary.
In 2020, as a Democrat, Tranel sought election to the Montana Public Utilities Commission. She was defeated in the general election by Republican then-Montana Senator Jennifer Fielder.
Tranel is the Democratic candidate for Montana's western congressional district, running against Ryan Zinke.