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Last updated 8:32 PM Mar 1, 2021

Sen. David Howard

Republican
Representing SD 29
Park City, Reed Point, Red Lodge

Howard previously served in the House in 2013, 2011, and 2009, as well as the Senate in 2019, 2017, and 2015.

SD 29 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) DAVID HOWARD(D)67%33%
Won by 34% (3,702 votes)

Party primary vote, 2018

(R) DAVID HOWARD(R)61%39%
Won by 23% (1,008 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)68%29%
Won by 39% (5,076 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 535 Senate floor votes involving bills:
89%With majority of Senate lawmakers
92%With majority of GOP caucus
59%With majority of Dem. caucus
Howard has been absent or excused for 16 votes.
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Bills sponsored

SR 56: Confirm Governor's appointee to the Board of Chiropractors
From David Howard (R)Bill text
Passed
Became Law
SR 57: Confirm Governor's appointee for Director of Dept. of Public Health & Human Serv
First chamber
Out of committee
SR 71: Confirm Governor's appointees to various health-related boards
Passed
Became Law
SR 72: Confirm Governor Appointee for the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Through Legislature
Passed both chambers
SB 141: Prohibition on alteration of law by state court
First chamber
Tabled in committee
SB 162: Exempting religious organizations from certain campaign finance laws
Second chamber
In committee
SB 172: Provide for the religion is essential act
Second chamber
In committee
SB 173: Eliminate continuing emergency or disaster without legislative involvement
Second chamber
In committee
SB 185: Revise governor's emergency powers
Second chamber
In committee
SB 219: Providing for release of call location to law enforcement in an emergency
Second chamber
In committee
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Committee assignments

  • Senate Fish and Game
  • Senate Finance and Claims
  • Joint Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement and Justice - Majority Vice Chair
  • Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety - Chair
  • Senate Ethics - Majority Vice Chair
  • Senate Committee on Committees

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