Montana House of Representatives
Montana State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 2, 2023
Leadership
Matt Regier (R)
since January 2, 2023
Speaker pro tempore
Rhonda Knudsen (R)
since January 2, 2023
Majority Leader
Sue Vinton (R)
since January 4, 2021
Minority Leader
Kim Abbott (D)
since January 4, 2021
Structure
Seats100
Current Structure of the Montana House of Representatives
Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (68)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle V, Montana Constitution
Salary$92.46/day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2022
(100 seats)
Next election
November 5, 2024
(100 seats)
RedistrictingMontana Districting and Apportionment Commission
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
Montana State Capitol
Helena, Montana
Website
Montana House of Representatives

The Montana House of Representatives is, with the Montana Senate, one of the two houses of the Montana Legislature. Composed of 100 members, the House elects its leadership every two years.[1]

Composition of the House

68th Legislature – 2023–2024
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
66th Legislature (2019-2020) 58 42 100 0
67th Legislature (2021-2022) 67 33 100 0
68th Legislature (2023-2024) 68 32 100 0
Latest voting share 68% 32%

In the event that the parties have a tie in number of members, the speaker and other officers are elected from the party who holds the governor's office. Thus, during the 61st legislature from 2007 to 2009, the Montana Democratic Party led the tied legislature as a result of the victory of Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer in the 2004 election.[2]

Current leadership

Office Representative Party
Speaker of the House Matt Regier Republican
Speaker pro tempore Rhonda Knudsen Republican
Majority Leader Sue Vinton Republican
Majority Whips Brandon Ler Republican
Terry Moore Republican
Jennifer Carlson Republican
Neil Duram Republican
Steve Gist Republican
Denley Loge Republican
Minority Leader Kim Abbott Democratic
Minority Whips Derek Harvey Democratic
Tyson RunningWolf Democratic
Katie Sullivan Democratic

Current members

District Representative Party Residence First elected
1 Steve Gunderson Republican Libby 2016
2 Neil Duram Republican Eureka 2018
3 Braxton Mitchell Republican Columbia Falls 2020
4 Matt Regier Republican Kalispell 2016
5 Dave Fern Democratic Whitefish 2016
6 Amy Regier Republican Kalispell 2020
7 Courtenay Sprunger Republican Kalispell 2022
8 Terry Falk Republican Kalispell 2022
9 Tony Brockman Republican Kalispell 2022
10 Bob Keenan Republican Bigfork 2022
11 Tanner Smith Republican Lakeside 2022
12 Linda Reksten Republican Polson 2020
13 Paul Fielder Republican Thompson Falls 2020
14 Denley Loge Republican St. Regis 2016
15 Marvin Weatherwax Jr. Democratic Browning 2018
16 Tyson Runningwolf Democratic Browning 2018
17 Ross Fitzgerald Republican Fairfield 2016
18 Llew Jones Republican Conrad 2018
19 Russ Miner Republican Great Falls 2022
20 Fred Anderson Republican Great Falls 2016
21 Edward Buttrey Republican Great Falls 2018
22 Lola Sheldon-Galloway Republican Great Falls 2016
23 Scot Kerns Republican Great Falls 2020
24 Steven Galloway Republican Great Falls 2020
25 Steve Gist Republican Cascade 2020
26 George Nikolakakos Republican Great Falls 2022
27 Joshua Kassmier Republican Fort Benton 2018
28 Paul Tuss Democratic Havre 2022
29 Doug Flament Republican Lewistown 2021
30 James Bergstrom Republican Buffalo 2022
31 Frank Smith Democratic Poplar 2020
32 Jonathan Windy Boy Democratic Box Elder 2016
33 Casey Knudsen Republican Malta 2016
34 Rhonda Knudsen Republican Culbertson 2018
35 Brandon Ler Republican Savage 2020
36 Bob Phalen Republican Lindsay 2020
37 Jerry Schillinger Republican Circle 2020
38 Greg Kmetz Republican Miles City 2022
39 Gary Parry Republican Colstrip 2022
40 Greg Oblander Republican Billings 2022
41 Paul Green Republican Lame Deer 2022
42 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy Democratic Crow Agency 2016
43 Kerri Seekins-Crowe Republican Billings 2020
44 Larry Brewster Republican Billings 2020
45 Katie Zolnikov Republican Billings 2020
46 Bill Mercer Republican Billings 2018
47 Denise Baum Democratic Billings 2022
48 Jodee Etchart Republican Billings 2022
49 Emma Kerr-Carpenter Democratic Billings 2018
50 Mallerie Stromswold Republican Billings 2020
51 Mike Yakawich Republican Billings 2022
52 Sherry Essmann Republican Billings 2022
53 Nelly Nicol Republican Billings 2022
54 Terry Moore Republican Billings 2018
55 Lee Deming Republican Laurel 2022
56 Sue Vinton Republican Billings 2016
57 Fiona Nave Republican Columbus 2020
58 Brad Barker Republican Roberts 2022
59 Marty Malone Republican Pray 2020
60 Laurie Bishop Democratic Livingston 2016
61 Jim Hamilton Democratic Bozeman 2016
62 Ed Stafman Democratic Bozeman 2020
63 Alice Buckley Democratic Bozeman 2020
64 Jane Gillette Republican Bozeman 2020
65 Kelly Kortum Democratic Bozeman 2020
66 Eric Matthews Democratic Bozeman 2022
67 Jedediah Hinkle Republican Bozeman 2020
68 Caleb Hinkle Republican Belgrade 2020
69 Jennifer Carlson Republican Manhattan 2020
70 Julie Dooling Republican Helena 2018
71 Kenneth Walsh Republican Twin Bridges 2020
72 Tom Welch Republican Dillon 2016
73 Jennifer Lynch Democratic Butte 2022
74 Derek J. Harvey Democratic Butte 2018
75 Marta Bertoglio Republican Clancy 2020
76 Donavon Hawk Democratic Butte 2020
77 John Fitzpatrick Republican Anaconda 2022
78 Gregory Frazer Republican Deer Lodge 2020
79 Laura Smith Democratic Helena 2022
80 Zack Wirth Republican Wolf Creek 2022
81 Melissa Romano Democratic Helena 2022
82 Mary Caferro Democratic Helena 2022
83 Kim Abbott Democratic Helena 2016
84 Jill Cohenour Democratic East Helena 2022
85 Michele Binkley Republican Hamilton 2020
86 David Bedey Republican Hamilton 2018
87 Ron Marshall Republican Hamilton 2020
88 Wayne Rusk Republican Corvallis 2022
89 Katie Sullivan Democratic Missoula 2018
90 Marilyn Marler Democratic Missoula 2018
91 Connie Keogh Democratic Missoula 2018
92 Mike Hopkins Republican Missoula 2016
93 Joe Read Republican Ronan 2018
94 Tom France Democratic Missoula 2020
95 SJ Howell Democratic Missoula 2022
96 Jonathan Karlen Democratic Missoula 2022
97 Lyn Hellegaard Republican Missoula 2022
98 Bob Carter Democratic Missoula 2022
99 Mark Thane Democratic Missoula 2020
100 Zooey Zephyr Democratic Missoula 2022

Committees

Four administrative committees were created by state law to manage the administrative functions of the legislative branch. These committees are Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Legislative Council, and Consumer Committee.

The Montana House of Representatives has 16 standing committees. These are:

In addition, Interim Committees may be appointed each legislative session.

Past composition of the House of Representatives

Main article: Political party strength in Montana

See also

References

  1. ^ "About the Legislature". Archived from the original on May 25, 2018. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Our Campaigns - MT Governor Race - Nov 02, 2004
  3. ^ "2021 House Committees of the Montana State House" (PDF). Montana State Legislature. Retrieved April 20, 2021.

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