Legislature

This page includes current legislators endorsed by MCV who are not up for election in 2018. The endorsement process for the 2018 elections will begin as legislators and candidates formally file for office in the spring.

Jen Gross

Jen Gross

Green Check Mark SymbolSenator Jen Gross is a Billings native and brings years of experience working with and advocating for women, families and children to the Senate. She is an advocate for women and families in their private health care decisions, protecting working families & small businesses, keeping Montana rivers and streams clean and accessible, and providing access to quality education for all. Jen was appointed to replace former Senator Robyn Driscoll on the 2016 ballot after Robyn’s appointment to the Yellowstone County Commission.

Jen Gross for Montana

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Website

District: Senate District 25

Party: Democrat

Term: 4 Years

MCV Scorecard Rating: 100

Margie MacDonald

Margie MacDonald

Green Check Mark SymbolSenator Margie MacDonald represents SD26, comprising much of Billings south side corridor. She served as the House Minority Whip, has been a longtime community advocate, and a champion on clean energy and environmental issues with a perfect 100 percent MCV rating in four sessions in the House and one in the Senate. Margie is a regional organizer at the Western Organization of Resource Councils, the former executive director of the Montana Association of Churches, and former staff director of the Northern Plains Resource Council.

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District: Senate District 26

Party: Democrat

Term: 4 Years

MCV Scorecard Rating: 100%

Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips

Green Check Mark SymbolSenator Mike Phillips represents SD31 is an outspoken leader on climate change. Mike has led the charge on expanding Montana’s net metering laws allowing homeowners and businesses to install clean, renewable energy generation such as rooftop solar panel, wind turbines, or micro-hydropower.

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District: Senate District 31

Party: Democrat

Term: 4 Years

MCV Scorecard Rating: 93%

Dick Barrett

Dick Barrett

Green Check Mark SymbolSenator Dick Barrett represents SD45 and is a retired economics professor at the University of Montana. During six sessions in the legislature, Dick has earned a perfect 100 percent MCV voting record while establishing himself as a leader on conservation issues.

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District: Senate District 45

Party: Democrat

Term: 4 Years

MCV Scorecard Rating: 100%

Sue Malek

Sue Malek

Green Check Mark SymbolSenator Sue Malek represents SD46 after earning a perfect 100 percent MCV voting rating over five sessions in the legislature. She works at the University of Montana where she helps Montana’s students graduate high school and college.

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District: Senate District 46

Party: Democrat

Term: 4 Years

MCV Scorecard Rating: 100%

Tom Facey

Tom Facey

Green Check Mark SymbolSenator Tom Facey represents SD50 in Missoula. A retired teacher, Tom earned a stunning perfect 100% rating from MCV over eight sessions going back to the 1999 session. Tom serves in leadership as Minority Whip.

District: Senate District 50

Party: Democrat

Term: 4 Years

MCV Scorecard Rating: 100%

Jean Price

Jean Price

Green Check Mark SymbolRep. Jean Price represents HD24 and is an artist and retired teacher from Great Falls Public Schools. In her four terms in the House, Jean has averaged a 98 percent MCV voting record. She worked at Great Falls High School and served as an adjunct art-faculty member at the University of Great Falls and Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology. Currently, Jean is the director of the Urban Art Project.

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District: House District 24

Party: Democrat

Term: 2 Years

MCV Scorecard Rating: 98%

Virginia Court

Virginia Court

Green Check Mark SymbolRep. Virginia Court represents HD50 in Billings. Virginia is a past chair of MCV’s Board of Directors and served as a board member of the Billings Library Board. She graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Biological Services and subsequently worked as a naturalist for the National Park Service, which made her aware of wisely developing and maintaining the quality of life in Montana. In the legislature she has served as vice-chair of the Natural Resource Committee and earned a 100 percent MCV score during each of her four terms.

Virginia Court for State Legislature

Contact:

18 Leatherwood Lane
Billings, MT 59102

Website

District: House District 50

Party: Democrat

Term: 2 Years

MCV Scorecard Rating: 100%

Kathy Swanson

Kathy Swanson

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 Rep. Kathy Swanson represents HD77 in Anaconda. As a member of the State Administration Committee, Kathy has been a champion for voter rights and voter access. Her time in the House has focused on education, economic investments, heath care and “keeping public lands in public hands”

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District: House District 77

Party: Democrat

Term: 2 Years

MCV Scorecard Rating: 92%

Ellie Hill Smith

Ellie Hill Smith

Green Check Mark SymbolRep. Ellie Hill Smith represents HD90 in Missoula where she’s earned a perfect 100 percent MCV score during four sessions. She is a member of MCV, an attorney and advocate. Her record of service includes work as the former Executive Director of the Poverello Center, and volunteer leadership with the Missoula Chapter of the New Leaders Council, and the national Vice President for the Young Democrats of America.

Ellie Hill Smith for HD90

Contact:

501 Daly Avenue
Missoula, MT 59801

406.218.9608

Website

District: House District 90

Party: Democrat

Term: 2 Years

MCV Scorecard Rating: 100%

John Fleming

John Fleming

Green Check Mark SymbolRep. John Fleming represents HD93. Returning to the House after serving in 2009, John, a retired teacher from St. Ignatius, has opposed legislation gutting the Montana Environmental Policy Act and stood up for clean water, the Renewable Energy Standard, and energy efficiency.

John Fleming for House District 93

Contact:

Website

District: House District 93

Party: Democrat

Term: 2 Years

MCV Scorecard Rating: 95%