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Last updated 8:32 PM Mar 1, 2021

Sen. Mark Blasdel

Representing SD 4

Blasdel is the Senate President, that body’s presiding officer.

Blasdel previously served in the House in 2013, 2011, 2009, and 2007, as well as the Senate in 2019, 2017, and 2015.

SD 4 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) MARK W. BLASDEL(D)64%36%
Won by 29% (2,529 votes)

Party primary vote, 2018

Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)59%36%
Won by 23% (2,582 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 551 Senate floor votes involving bills:
93%With majority of Senate lawmakers
98%With majority of GOP caucus
63%With majority of Dem. caucus
Blasdel has been absent or excused for 0 votes.
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Bills sponsored

SB 30: Repeal credit for interest differentials for loans by utilities and banks
From Mark Blasdel (R)Bill textFiscal note
Became Law
SB 45: Repeal new or expanded industry credit
Became Law
SB 49: Generally revise gambling laws
Second chamber
In committee
SB 184: Montana Entrepreneur Magnet Act
Exempts shareholders of Montana-grown businesses from paying capital gains taxes on stock options
Second chamber
In committee
SB 231: Revise exempt well laws related to family transfer parcels
Second chamber
In committee
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Committee assignments

  • Senate Rules
  • Senate Local Government
  • Senate Fish and Game
  • Senate Taxation

News coverage

MTFP stories involving this lawmaker
Gianforte administration calls for tax cuts to lure out-of-state entrepreneurs
Pro-public health and anti-mask contingents hold concurrent rallies on opening day
2021 Legislature convenes in a crowded Capitol
COVID and the Capitol
Newly elected lawmakers pick leaders for 2021 session

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