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Last updated 5:46 PM Apr 19, 2021

Sen. Chris Friedel

Representing SD 26
South Billings

2021 is the first session Friedel has served in the Legislature.

SD 26 election results

Last in-cycle for Senate election in 2020. House seats are elected every two years, Senate seats every four.

General election vote, 2020

Won by 5% (468 votes)

Party primary vote, 2020

Won by 14% (378 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)51%43%
Won by 8% (742 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 1,511 Senate floor votes involving bills:
94%With majority of Senate lawmakers
96%With majority of GOP caucus
63%With majority of Dem. caucus
Friedel has been absent or excused for 0 votes.
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Bills sponsored

SB 127: Revise laws on the selection of municipal court judges
From Chris Friedel (R)Bill text
Became Law
SB 171: Increasing county procurement options with cooperative purchasing agreements
Before governor
SB 178: Prohibiting state building codes from requiring mandatory fire sprinklers
Before governor
SB 186: Revising definition of services related to public procurement contracts
Probably Dead
SB 274: Establish Judge Pedro R. Hernandez memorial highway
Second chamber
SB 323: Generally revise Montana Administrative Procedure Act
Second chamber
SB 336: Generally revise driver license laws
Second chamber
On floor
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Committee assignments

  • Senate Highways and Transportation
  • Senate Judiciary
  • Senate Local Government

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