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President of the United States

What They Do: Commander in Chief of the military, oversees the national government, can sign or veto bills from Congress

About the Candidates
Do you support
raising taxes on people making over $250,000?
Do you support
protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, employment, and businesses like restaurants and taxis?
Do you support
making college free for students from families making less than $125,000?
Do you support
decriminalizing offenses that pose no safety threat and that have historically targeted Black and Brown communities?
Do you support
taking government action to reduce the pollution that causes global warming?
Do you support
offering a roadmap to citizenship to undocumented immigrants working and raising families in America?
Do you support
a woman's right to seek a safe, legal abortion?

Hillary Clinton

Democratic Party

Former Secretary of State, US Senator, Attorney.

Supported by

  • Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Service Employees International Union

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Jill Stein

Green Party

Doctor, Fmr Lexington Town Meeting Rep.

Supported by

  • Dr. Cornel West
  • Medea Benjamin
  • Marc Lamont Hill

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gary Johnson

Libertarian Party

Former Governor of New Mexico.

Supported by

  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • Drew Carey
  • Former Gov. Jesse Ventura (I-MN)

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Donald Trump

Republican Party

Real Estate Developer and Reality TV Star.

Supported by

  • American Energy Alliance
  • National Border Patrol Council
  • National Rifle Association

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Governor

What They Do: Upholds Montana’s Constitution, implements state laws and oversees the executive branch. Serves on the State Land Board.

About the Candidates
Do you support
the transfer of federal public lands to the State of Montana?
Do you support
the right of workers to organize into a union?
Do you support
the addition of gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation to the Montana Human Rights Act?
Do you support
the implementation of online voter registration and automatic voter registration?
Do you support
access to abortion in all cases during the first trimester?
Do you support
a tuition freeze for students at our 2 and 4 year campuses?

Greg Gianforte

Republican

Engineer & businessman

Supported by

  • National Rifle Association
  • Montana Chamber of Commerce
  • Montana Bankers Association

No Response

No Response

No

No Response

No

No Response

Steve Bullock

Democrat

Governor of Montana

Supported by

  • Montana Education Association - Montana Federation of Teachers
  • Montana Conservation Voters
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ted Dunlap

Libertarian

Small business owner

Supported by

  • No known organizational supporters

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

No

Representative to US Congress - Statewide

What They Do: Represents Montanans at the federal level and votes on laws and budgets.

About the Candidates
Do you support
the transfer of federal public lands to the State of Montana?
Do you support
the prohibition of discrimination based upon sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression?
Do you support
keeping abortion legal in all cases during the first trimester?
Do you support
increased background checks of people purchasing guns?
Do you support
the refinancing of federal student loans?
Do you support
a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United and limiting private money in campaign finance?
Do you support
the Affordable Care Act?

Denise Juneau

Democrat

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Supported by

  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Montana Education Association - Montana Federation of Teachers
  • International Association of Firefighters

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ryan Zinke

Republican

Representative to US Congress

Supported by

  • National Rifle Association
  • Outdoor Industry Association
  • National Auto Dealers Association

No

No

No

No

No Response

No Response

No

Mike Fellows

Libertarian

Chair of the Montana Libertarian Party

Supported by

  • No known organizational supporters.

No Response

No Response

No Response

No

Yes

No

No

Secretary of State

What They Do: Oversees Montana's election system, maintains state records. Serves on the State Land Board.

About the Candidates
Do you support
the transfer of federal public lands to the State of Montana?
Do you support
the development of coal, natural gas and oil on public lands?
Do you support
online voter registration?
Do you support
automatically and securely registering every eligible citizen to vote?
Do you support
lowering the age to serve as an election judge to 16 years?
Do you support
increased funding for remote election centers across the state?
Do you support
Montana's current open primary system?

Monica Lindeen

Democrat

Montana State Auditor

Supported by

  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana
  • Montana Conservation Voters
  • Montana Education Association - Montana Federation of Teachers

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Corey Stapleton

Republican

Former Montana State Senator

Supported by

  • Montana Agricultural PAC
  • Montana Association of Realtors
  • Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants PAC

No Response

Yes

No

No Response

No Response

No

No Response

Superintendent of Public Schools

What They Do: Ensures that all K-12 public schools and districts are meeting state requirements. Serves on the State Land Board.

About the Candidates
Do you support
the transfer of federal public lands to the State of Montana?
Do you support
expanding early childhood education opportunities through the implementation of universal pre-k?
Do you support
increased funding for mental health services for our K-12 public schools?
Do you support
the development of coal, natural gas and oil on public land?
Do you support
the implementation of comprehensive sex education in our K-12 public schools?
Do you support
the safety and inclusion of transgender students in our K-12 public schools?

Elsie Arntzen

Republican

State Senator

Supported by

  • Montana Wood Products Association
  • Montana Medical PAC
  • Montana Farm Bureau PAC

Yes

No

No Response

No Response

No

No

Melissa Romano

Democrat

President of the Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Supported by

  • Montana Education Association - Montana Federation of Teachers
  • Billings Firefighters PAC
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Attorney General

What They Do: Acts as Montana’s Department of Justice Director and gives legal opinions throughout state government. Serves on the State Land Board.

About the Candidates
Do you support
the transfer of federal public lands to the State of Montana?
Do you support
the state contracting with privately owned prisons?
Do you support
the right of workers to organize into a union?
Do you support
the elimination of solitary confinement in Montana's prisons?
Do you support
allowing concealed carry on Montana's college campuses?
Do you support
the addition of gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation to the Montana Human Rights Act?
Do you support
increased regulation of money in politics?

Larry Jent

Democrat

Montana State Senator

Supported by

  • Montana SMART Transportation Union
  • Sen. Jon Tester
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Tim Fox

Republican

Montana Attorney General

Supported by

  • Montana Agricultural PAC
  • National Rifle Association
  • Monsanto Citizenship Fund

No Response

No Response

Yes

No Response

No Response

No

No

State Auditor

What They Do: Protects Montanans from insurance or financial fraud and scams. Serves on the State Land Board.

About the Candidates
Do you support
the recent State Auditor's decision to end discriminatory policies that restrict health insurance coverage for transgender people?
Do you support
the transfer of federal public lands to the State of Montana?
Do you support
insurance coverage for medical marijuana?
Do you support
insurance coverage for abortion and birth control?

Jesse Laslovich

Democrat

Chief Legal Counsel to Montana State Auditor

Supported by

  • Montana Conservation Voters
  • Montana Chamber of Commerce
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Matt Rosendale

Republican Party

Montana State Representative

Supported by

  • Tea Party Express PAC
  • Montana Agricultural PAC
  • Insurance and Financial Advisors PAC

No

Yes

No Response

No

Supreme Court Justice #3

What They Do: Reviews cases from Montana’s district courts that have been appealed and acts as the final arbiter of state law and the Montana constitution.

About the Candidates

Dirk Sandefur

Non-Partisan

Currently State District Judge for the Montana 8th Judicial District Court. 14 years as a state district judge.

Supported by

  • Montana Conservation Voters
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana
  • MEA-MFT & AFL-CIO

Kristen Juras

Non-Partisan

Currently an adjunct law professor and attorney. 16 years as a law professor; experience as a private practice attorney.

Supported by

  • Montana Contractors Association
  • Montana Gas and Oil PAC*
  • Landowners for Montana PAC*

Statewide Ballot Measures

MT Medical Marijuana Initiative (I-182)

I-182 repeals the limit of 3 patients for each licensed provider. It also would get rid of the requirement that physicians who provide certifications for 25 or more patients annually be referred to the board of medical examiners. Finally, it would take away the authority of police to conduct unannounced inspections of medical marijuana facilities and require annual inspections by the State.

A Yes Vote Means

Medical marijuana would be more accessible to those Montanans who have prescriptions. Providers and physicians would have fewer risks in growing, dispensing and transporting medical marijuana.

Who Says Yes:

  • Montana Citizens for I-182
  • Montana Cannabis Industry Association

A No Vote Means

Providers would continue to be limited to 3 patients and physicians who provide prescriptions to 25 or more patients annually would be referred to the board of medical examiners.

Who Says No:

  • Safe Montana

Voter Information Specific To Your Area

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