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Last updated 8:32 PM Mar 1, 2021

Rep. Derek Skees

Republican
Representing HD 11
South of Kalispell, Somers

Skees previously served in the House in 2019, 2017, and 2011.

HD 11 election results

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

General election vote, 2020

(R) DEREK SKEES100%
Ran unopposed

Party primary vote, 2020

(R) DEREK SKEES(R)56%44%
Won by 12% (353 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)71%26%
Won by 45% (2,992 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 722 House floor votes involving bills:
90%With majority of House lawmakers
94%With majority of GOP caucus
66%With majority of Dem. caucus
Skees has been absent or excused for 0 votes.
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Bills sponsored

HR 2: House rules resolution
From Derek Skees (R)Bill text
Passed
Became Law
HB 261: Constitutional amendment for taxpayer protection act to limit tax types
First chamber
Out of committee
HB 273: Eliminate restrictions on nuclear facility development
Second chamber
Transmitted
HB 442: Provide for ratemaking mechanisms
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 443: Generally revise organization of legislative branch
Failed
Probably Dead
HB 474: Repeal laws that bind future legislatures
Failed
Probably Dead
HB 475: Revise Renewable Portfolio Standard to include hydropower
First chamber
Passed second reading vote
HB 507: Revising alcohol laws relating to employment of minors
First chamber
Tabled in committee
HB 535: Eliminate the commissioner of political practices
First chamber
Tabled in committee
HB 542: Eliminate any state support for radio stations
First chamber
Tabled in committee
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Committee assignments

  • House Judiciary
  • House Energy, Telecommunications, and Federal Relations - Chair
  • House Rules - Chair

News coverage

MTFP stories involving this lawmaker
Eliminating the enforcer
2/25/21
Lawmakers make another push to ban ‘sanctuary cities’
1/26/21
Tense gun law debate continues on House floor
1/13/21
Allowing victims to record abusers
1/12/21
Legislative session will be in-person and virtual, per Rules Committee
12/16/20
Nipped in the bud?
12/8/20

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