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Last updated 5:46 PM Apr 19, 2021

Rep. Frank Garner

Republican
Representing HD 7
Central Kalispell

Garner previously served in the House in 2019, 2017, and 2015.

HD 7 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) FRANK GARNER(D)(L)64%31%
Won by 33% (1,614 votes)

Party primary vote, 2020

(R) FRANK GARNER(R)69%31%
Won by 38% (587 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)53%41%
Won by 12% (592 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 1,549 House floor votes involving bills:
96%With majority of House lawmakers
91%With majority of GOP caucus
67%With majority of Dem. caucus
Garner has been absent or excused for 20 votes.
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Bills sponsored

HJ 8: Provide for a study of pension laws
From Frank Garner (R)Bill text
Through Legislature
Passed both chambers
HJ 14: Joint resolution regarding public safety telecommunicator
Reconciliation
In reconciliation
HB 22: Allow in-kind services for easement on state land used for military facilities
Passed
Became Law
HB 50: Redistribute 9-1-1 funding to state library
Passed
Became Law
HB 71: Revise campaign finance reporting dates for municipal elections
Passed
Became Law
HB 72: Revise funding for highway patrol retirement system HPORS
Second chamber
On floor
HB 177: Revise licensure requirements for professions under board of behavioral health
Passed
Became Law
HB 232: Revise Montana lottery laws relating to privacy
Passed
Became Law
HB 304: Revise definition of community land trust
Passed
Became Law
HB 449: Revise pretrial release laws involving electronic monitoring
Reconciliation
In reconciliation
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Committee assignments

  • Joint Health and Human Services
  • House Appropriations

News coverage

MTFP stories involving this lawmaker
Multibillion stimulus bill aims to spur Montana into post-COVID prosperity. Here’s what lawmakers want to spend.
3/31/21
Solutions status
3/5/21
Lawmaker reports ‘threatening’ texts
2/27/21
Lawmakers consider expanding affordable housing financing program
1/20/21
Tense gun law debate continues on House floor
1/13/21

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