Elections and Government Services Administrative Rules of Montana Business Services Notary and Certification Records and Information Management

Background on Term Limits in Montana:

In 1992, Montanans passed a constitutional initiative (CI-64) establishing limits on how long statewide elected executive officers, state legislators, and members of Congress* can hold office.

       *In 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down term limits on congressional terms, saying that states do not have the constitutional authority to regulate the tenure of federal legislators.

The effect of CI-64 was to prohibit the following public officials from seeking re-election if they have already held the office for 8 years in any 16-year period:

Governor                                       Attorney General

Lieutenant Governor                       Superintendent of Public Instruction

Secretary of State                          State Representative

State Auditor                                State Senator

  • Please note that pursuant to passage of Senate Bill 311 in 2011 and based on the 2012 Attorney General opinion at 54-4, “a candidate may file for office if, at the time the candidate begins to serve in that office, he or she will have had an 8-year break in service over a 16-year period of time.”
  • For example, an individual who served from 1999 to 2007 would no longer be prohibited by term limits from filing for the same office in 2014, since as of the time the individual begins to serve in 2015, there will have been a 8-year break in service (from January 2007- January 2015).

An official can be re-elected by write-in vote, even after serving 8 years in a 16-year period.

 

Executive Branch

Two of the six top elected executive officials were elected in 2012, and if re-elected will reach their term limit in 2020:

The following elected officials began their term in 2009, were re-elected in 2012 and will be term limited in 2016:

 

State Senate

2015 members of the state Senate, who are elected for four-year terms, will be term-limited from this body according to the following schedule:



District Senator Ineligible
01 Chas Vincent 2018
02 Dee Brown 2020
03 Bruce Tutvedt 2016
04 Mark Blasdel 2022
05 Bob Keenan 2022
06 Janna Taylor 2020
07 Jennifer Fielder 2020
08 Lea Whitford 2022
09 Llew Jones 2018
10 Rick Ripley 2016
11 Edward Buttrey 2018
12 Mary Sheehy Moe 2022
13 Brian Hoven 2022
14 Kris Hansen 2022
15 Brad Hamlett 2016
16 Jonathan Windy Boy 2016
17 John Brenden 2016
18 Matt Rosendale, Sr 2020
19 Frederick Moore 2018
20 Duane Ankney 2022
21 Sharon Stewart-Peregoy 2016
22 Douglas Kary 2022
23 Roger Webb 2020
24 Mary McNally 2022
25 Robin Driscoll 2020
26 Elsie Arntzen 2020
27 Cary Smith 2022
28 Taylor Brown 2016
29 David Howard 2022
30 Nels Swandal 2022
31 Mike Phillips 2020
32 Jedidiah Hinkle 2022
33 Jennifer Pomnichowsi 2022
34 Gordon Vance 2022
35 Scott Sales 2020
36 Debby Barrett 2016
37 Jon Sesso 2020
38 Jim Keane 2016
39 Gene Vuckovich 2020
40 Christine Kaufmann 2016
41 Mary Caferro 2018
42 Jill Cohenour 2022
43 Patrick Connell 2022
44 Fred Thomas 2020
45 Dick Barrett 2020
46 Sue Malek 2020
47 Cliff Larsen 2016
48 Cynthia Wolken 2022
49 Diane Sands 2022
50 Tom Facey 2018

State House of Representatives

2015 members of the state House of Representatives, who are elected for two-year terms, will be term-limited from this body according to the following schedule:


District Representative Ineligible
01 Gerald Bennett 2016
02 Mike Cuffe 2018
03 Zac Perry 2022
04 Keith Regier 2016
05 Ed Lieser 2020
06 Carl Glimm 2020
07 Frank Garner 2022
08 Steve Lavin 2018
09 Randy Brodehl 2018
10 Mark Noland 2022
11 Albert Olszewski 2022
12 Greg Hertz 2020
13 Bob Brown 2022
14 Nicholas Schwaderer 2020
15 George Kipp 2022
16 Susan Webber 2022
17 Christy Clark 2018
18 Rob Cook 2018
19 Randy Pinocci 2022
20 Steve Fitzpatrick 2018
21 Tom Jacobson 2020
22 Robert Melhoff 2016
23 Wendy McKamey 2022
24 Jean Price 2018
25 Casey Schreiner 2020
26 Mitch Tropila 2022
27 Roy Hollandsworth 2016
28 Stephanie Hess 2022
29 Bill Harris 2018
30 Ryan Osmundson 2018
31 Bridget Smith 2020
32 Gilbert Bruce Meyers 2022
33 Mike Lang 2020
34 Austin Knudsen 2018
35 Scott Staffanson 2022
36 Alan Doane 2020
37 Lee Randall 2016
38 Kenneth Holmlund 2022
39 Geralidine Custer 2022
40 Tom Berry 2016
41 Patricia Rae Peppers 2020
42 Carolyn Pease-Lopez 2016
43 Clayton Fiscus 2020
44 Dale Mortensen 2022
45 Daniel Zolnikov 2020
46 Donald Jones 2020
47 Katharin Kelker 2022
48 Jessica Karjala 2022
49 Kelly McCarthy 2020
50 Virginia Court 2018
51 Margie MacDonald 2016
52 David Hagstrom 2020
53 Sarah Laszloffy 2020
54 Jeff Essmann 2022
55 Vince Ricci 2022
56 Tom Richmond 2022
57 Forrest Mandeville 2022
58 Seth Berglee 2022
59 Alan Redfield 2020
60 Debra Lamm 2022
61 Kathleen Williams 2018
62 Tom Woods 2020
63 Zach Brown 2022
64 Kerry White 2020
65 Christopher Pope 2022
66 Denise Hayman 2022
67 Tom Burnett 2020
68 Art Wittich 2022
69 Matthew Monforton 2022
70 Kelly Flynn 2018
71 Ray Shaw 2020
72 Jeffrey Welborn 2016
73 Edith McClafferty 2016
74 Pat Noonan 2016
75 Kirk Wagoner 2020
76 Ryan Lynch 2020
77 Kathy Swanson 2018
78 Gordon Pierson Jr 2020
79 Jenny Eck 2020
80 Mike Miller 2016
81 Janet Ellis 2022
82 Moffie Funk 2022
83 Chuck Hunter 2016
84 Mary Ann Dunwell 2022
85 Theresa Manzella 2022
86 Ron Ehli 2018
87 Nancy Balance 2020
88 Edward Greef 2018
89 Nate McConnell 2022
90 Ellie Hill 2018
91 Bryce Bennett 2018
92 David Doc Moore 2020
93 Daniel Salomon 2018
94 Kimberly Dudik 2020
95 Nancy Wilson 2020
96 Andrew Person 2022
97 Brad Tschida 2022
98 Willis Curdy 2022
99 Tom Steeberg 2020
100 Andrea Olsen 2022