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Last updated 5:26 PM Jun 22, 2021

Sen. David Howard

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

Won by 34% (3,702 votes)

Party primary vote, 2018

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 1,888 Senate floor votes involving bills:
88%With majority of Senate lawmakers
92%With majority of GOP caucus
56%With majority of Dem. caucus
Howard has been absent or excused for 17 votes.
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Bills sponsored

SR 56: Confirm Governor's appointee to the Board of Chiropractors
From David Howard (R)Bill text
SR 57: Confirm Governor's appointee for Director of Dept. of Public Health & Human Serv
SR 71: Confirm Governor's appointees to various health-related boards
SR 72: Confirm Governor Appointee for the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
SR 94: Confirm Governor's appointees to the Board of Public Assistance
SB 141: Prohibition on alteration of law by state court
SB 162: Exempting religious organizations from certain campaign finance laws
SB 172: Provide for the religion is essential act
SB 173: Eliminate continuing emergency or disaster without legislative involvement
SB 185: Revise governor's emergency powers
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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

News coverage

MTFP stories involving this lawmaker
Religious exemption revived in committee

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