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Last updated 8:32 PM Mar 1, 2021

Sen. Bruce Gillespie

Republican
Representing SD 9
Ethridge, Augusta, Choteau, Shelby, Cut Bank

Gillespie previously served in the Senate in 2019.

SD 9 election results

Last in-cycle for Senate election in 2018. House seats are elected every two years, Senate seats every four.

General election vote, 2018

(R) BRUCE (BUTCH) GILLESPIE(D)73%27%
Won by 46% (4,029 votes)

Party primary vote, 2018

(R) BRUCE (BUTCH) GILLESPIE(R)69%31%
Won by 37% (1,389 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)71%26%
Won by 45% (4,594 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 551 Senate floor votes involving bills:
96%With majority of Senate lawmakers
97%With majority of GOP caucus
67%With majority of Dem. caucus
Gillespie has been absent or excused for 0 votes.
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Bills sponsored

SJ 18: Resolution on state management of grizzly bears
From Bruce Gillespie (R)Bill text
First chamber
Out of committee
SB 26: Clarify use of tribal agreements for livestock producers within reservations
Passed
Became Law
SB 27: Allow multiplier reimbursement for loss of livestock
Passed
Became Law
SB 29: Revise weather modification and control laws
Second chamber
In committee
SB 98: Revising laws related to grizzly bear take in defense of persons and livestock
Second chamber
In committee
SB 103: Revise embryo transfer technician licensing laws
First chamber
Tabled in committee
SB 148: Establish Bill McCauley memorial highway
Second chamber
In committee
SB 295: Revise livestock loss board hiring laws
First chamber
Tabled in committee
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Committee assignments

  • Senate Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs
  • Senate Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation
  • Senate Natural Resources

News coverage

MTFP stories involving this lawmaker
Loosening regs around killing grizzlies
1/22/21

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