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Last updated 5:19 PM Apr 12, 2021

Sen. Russ Tempel

Republican
Representing SD 14
Chester, Havre, Fort Benton

Tempel previously served in the Senate in 2019 and 2017.

SD 14 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) RUSSEL E TEMPEL(D)51%49%
Won by 1% (132 votes)

Party primary vote, 2018

(R) RUSSEL E TEMPEL(R)52%48%
Won by 5% (149 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)60%35%
Won by 25% (2,543 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 1,359 Senate floor votes involving bills:
93%With majority of Senate lawmakers
90%With majority of GOP caucus
68%With majority of Dem. caucus
Tempel has been absent or excused for 15 votes.
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Bills sponsored

SB 5: Establish a memorial highway designation
From Russ Tempel (R)Bill textFiscal note
Passed
Became Law
SB 9: Provide for motorcycle filtering
Passed
Became Law
SB 284: Generally revise county gravel pit permitting
Second chamber
On floor
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Committee assignments

  • Senate Education and Cultural Resources - Majority Vice Chair
  • Senate Energy and Telecommunications
  • Senate Taxation

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