State Senator (MT-19)

Employer / Organization

Montana State Senate District 19

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Jan 11, 2018 - May 29, 2018

Description

A Montana State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Montana State Legislature. Montana has 50 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 10,240 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A Montana Senator serves a four-year term, a limit of two terms. The salary of the position is $82.64 per day in addition to a per diem of $112.85 for every day in session.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Montana Elections and Government Services Division in the Montana Secretary of State’s Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Montana Elections and Government Services Division. The required forms include petition signatures if you plan to run as an independent candidate. If you plan to run as a party candidate, please contact your local political party for details on how to run as a party candidate. All candidates should inquire about the campaign finance rules and regulations with the Montana Elections and Government Services Division. 3) Nominating petitions are due to county election administrators for certification of authenticity a week before they due to the Montana Elections and Government Services Division. For 2018 elections, nominating petitions are due to county election administrators on May 29th, 2018. Certified authentic petitions, candidate filing forms and filing fees are due to the Montana Elections and Government Services Division the day before the primary election (June 4th, 2018). The primary election is held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in June. Petition signature requirements vary by office. If you have any questions or concerns you are encouraged to contact the Montana Elections and Government Services Division at (406) 444-4732 or visit the Montana Elections and Government Services Division website: http://www.sos.mt.gov/elections/Filing/index.asp.