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Last updated 5:26 PM Jun 22, 2021

Sen. Janet Ellis

Representing SD 41
Helena, Helena Valley

Ellis previously served in the House in 2017 and 2015, as well as the Senate in 2019.

SD 41 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

(D) JANET ELLIS(R)58%42%
Won by 16% (1,629 votes)

Party primary vote, 2018

(D) JANET ELLIS(D)82%18%
Won by 64% (2,276 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(D) COONEY(R)(L)55%41%
Won by 14% (1,812 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 1,905 Senate floor votes involving bills:
66%With majority of Senate lawmakers
60%With majority of GOP caucus
96%With majority of Dem. caucus
Ellis has been absent or excused for 0 votes.
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Bills sponsored

SJ 4: Interim study on electioneering
From Janet Ellis (D)Bill text
SJ 6: Resolution on floodplain permit process
SB 14: Provide for tribal participation in 9-1-1 grant program
SB 15: Revise election laws related to accessibility for disabled electors
SB 40: Revise membership of the Montana Invasive Species Council
SB 197: Revise community renewable energy project requirements
SB 229: Generally revise public record laws
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Committee assignments

  • Joint Natural Resources and Transportation
  • Senate Finance and Claims - Minority Vice Chair
  • Senate Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation
  • Senate State Administration

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