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Last updated 5:19 PM Apr 12, 2021

Rep. Jessica Karjala

Democrat
Representing HD 48
Central Billings

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

HD 48 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

(D) JESSICA L KARJALA(R)53%47%
Won by 6% (282 votes)

Party primary vote, 2020

(D) JESSICA L KARJALA100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(D) COONEY(R)(L)50%46%
Won by 4% (202 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 1,455 House floor votes involving bills:
64%With majority of House lawmakers
59%With majority of GOP caucus
95%With majority of Dem. caucus
Karjala has been absent or excused for 23 votes.
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Bills sponsored

HB 30: Revise provision on filling conservation district board vacancies
From Jessica Karjala (D)Bill text
Failed
Probably Dead
HB 58: Extend Bond Validation Act
Passed
Became Law
HB 222: Establish limits on cost-sharing for insulin
Failed
Probably Dead
HB 467: Revise public education laws to ban lunch shaming
Failed
Probably Dead
HB 623: Appropriate funds for suicide prevention grants
Failed
Probably Dead
HB 662: Establish the Mary Fields memorial highway
Failed
Probably Dead
HB 679: Generally revise laws related to health care services
Failed
Probably Dead
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Committee assignments

  • House Human Services - Minority Vice Chair
  • House State Administration

News coverage

MTFP stories involving this lawmaker
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1/12/21

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