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Last updated 5:26 PM Jun 22, 2021

Rep. Robert Farris-Olsen

Representing HD 79
West Helena

Farris-Olsen previously served in the House in 2019.

HD 79 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

Won by 11% (743 votes)

Party primary vote, 2020

Won by 15% (360 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(D) COONEY(R)(L)58%40%
Won by 18% (1,276 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 1,957 House floor votes involving bills:
60%With majority of House lawmakers
55%With majority of GOP caucus
94%With majority of Dem. caucus
Farris-Olsen has been absent or excused for 45 votes.
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Bills sponsored

HJ 18: Joint Resolution urging Wyoming fed and state agencies to stop elk feeding
From Robert Farris-Olsen (D)Bill text
HB 91: Revise violent offender registry laws
HB 262: Expand exemptions from collections to include student loans
HB 263: Revise exemption from collection laws
HB 451: Generally revise time served requirements
HB 581: Revise gun storage laws
HB 582: Clarify employer limitations in the Montana Medical Marijuana Act
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Committee assignments

  • House Fish, Wildlife, and Parks - Minority Vice Chair
  • House Judiciary
  • House Rules - Minority Vice Chair
  • House Natural Resources

News coverage

MTFP stories involving this lawmaker
Lawmakers make another push to ban ‘sanctuary cities’

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