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Last updated 5:25 PM Apr 21, 2021

Sen. John Esp

Republican
Representing SD 30
Big Timber, Livingston, Gardiner, Wilsall

Esp previously served in the House in 2011 and 2001, as well as the Senate in 2019, 2009, 2007, 2005, and 2003.

SD 30 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

(R) JOHN ESP(D)(L)53%44%
Won by 9% (1,040 votes)

Party primary vote, 2018

(R) JOHN ESP100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)53%43%
Won by 10% (1,389 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 1,570 Senate floor votes involving bills:
88%With majority of Senate lawmakers
90%With majority of GOP caucus
60%With majority of Dem. caucus
Esp has been absent or excused for 26 votes.
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Bills sponsored

SB 44: Revise subdivision laws
From John Esp (R)Bill textFiscal note
Through Legislature
Passed both chambers
SB 119: Generally revise title insurance laws to include title guarantees
Failed
Probably Dead
SB 120: Revise appointment and employment of legislative auditor
Passed
Became Law
SB 161: Allow certain subdivisions to qualify for an expedited review
Passed
Became Law
SB 294: Allow for a referendum to terminate a county zoning district
Through Legislature
Passed both chambers
SB 352: Clarify objections to water rights
Second chamber
Tabled
SB 358: Repeal numeric nutrient standards for water quality
Loosens nutrient water quality regulations by replacing numeric standards with narrative ones
Through Legislature
Passed both chambers
SB 380: Establish requirements and Medicaid coverage for family health facilitators
Failed
Probably Dead
SB 384: Revise laws related to Aquatic Invasive Species hydroelectric fee
Second chamber
On floor
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Committee assignments

  • Senate Judiciary
  • Senate Local Government - Majority Vice Chair
  • Senate Ethics - Chair

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