Montana Democratic Party

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Montana Democratic Party
Chairperson Jim Elliott
Headquarters Helena, MT
Ideology Liberalism
Social liberalism
National affiliation Democratic Party
Colors Blue
Seats in the Upper House
21 / 50
Seats in the Lower House
39 / 100

Montana Democratic Party (MDP) is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Montana. The Montana Democratic Party is also one of the two major political parties in the U.S. state of Montana. The party is led by Chairman Jim Elliott (Trout Creek) and Vice Chair Nancy Anderson (Great Falls). The National Committeeman is Jorge Quintana (Helena) and the National Committeewoman is Jean Lemire Dahlman (Forsyth)

2008 Elections

Controversy arose late in the 2008 elections as the Billings Gazette reported Montana Democrats as breaking campaign disclosure laws. A report came out identifying Democrats as calling voters anonymously to attack the republican candidate Jack Sands.[1]

2012 Elections

The 2012 elections were identified by prominent members of the Party as being one of the most important elections in the Party's existence. The Party wished to re-elect Montana's U.S. Senator in Jon Tester. In addition to re-electing Jon Tester, the Party hoped to retain a number of other offices. Jon Tester believed it would not be hard to get Democrats of the State to the polling booths in early November 2012. The Senator believes the results of the 2010 elections should be enough for Democrats to come out in large numbers this time around.[2] During the election, Jon Tester was elected over his Republican challenger, and the victory by Steve Bullock meant that Democrats retained the office of governor after Brian Schweitzer was prevented from running again due to term limits.

Elected officers

Office Name County
Chair Nancy Anderson Cascade
Secretary Angela Mclean Deer Lodge
Treasurer Brenda Schye Valley
National Committeeman Ed Tinsley Lewis & Clark
National Committeewoman Jean Lemire Dahlman Rosebud

Current elected officials

The Montana Democratic Party holds five of the six statewide offices but a minority of the seats in both the Montana Senate and Montana House of Representatives. They also hold one of the state's U.S. Senate seats.

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

Statewide offices

State Legislative Leaders

See also


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