State Representative (MT-22)

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Jan 11, 2018 - May 29, 2018

Description

The Montana State House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Montana State Legislature. The House has 100 members, who each represent one district, which results in about 10,240 constituents per representative. Primary responsibilities of a house representative include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other house members and the state senate. Additionally, the house has the exclusive authority to impeach state officials, who will then be tried by the senate. A house member serves a two-year term, with a limit of four 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
To appear on the ballot for this position, follow these three steps. 1) Contact the Montana Elections and Government Services Division in the Montana Secretary of State 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 the county election administrators 162 days before the general election in November. 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.