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Last updated 5:46 PM Apr 19, 2021

Sen. Theresa Manzella

Representing SD 44
Pinesdale, Victor, Stevensville, Florence

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

SD 44 election results

Last in-cycle for Senate election in 2020. House seats are elected every two years, Senate seats every four.

General election vote, 2020

Won by 34% (4,859 votes)

Party primary vote, 2020

Won by 26% (1,513 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)66%30%
Won by 35% (5,106 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 1,495 Senate floor votes involving bills:
88%With majority of Senate lawmakers
92%With majority of GOP caucus
58%With majority of Dem. caucus
Manzella has been absent or excused for 16 votes.
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Bills sponsored

SB 130: Revise laws related to campaign finance complaints
From Theresa Manzella (R)Bill textFiscal note
Became Law
SB 240: Revise crime reporting laws
Before governor
SB 259: Restrict governmental entity from interfering with parental rights
Probably Dead
SB 282: Assert right of parent to direct child healthcare
Probably Dead
SB 301: Provide statewide uniformity regarding wages/benefits for political subdivisions
Through Legislature
Passed both chambers
SB 318: Revise laws relating to the judiciary
Probably Dead
SB 331: Revise parental care, custody, and control of children laws
Probably Dead
SB 332: Generally revise immunization laws related to foster care
Second chamber
Passed 2nd reading vote
SB 346: Inflationary adjustments for prevailing wages
Second chamber
SB 347: Revise laws related to equine and livestock dental services
Probably Dead
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Committee assignments

  • Senate Highways and Transportation
  • Senate Judiciary
  • Senate Education and Cultural Resources

News coverage

MTFP stories involving this lawmaker
The Session podcast
Social media oversight bill fails in Senate Committee
Bill advocate accuses Legislative Services of ‘fake legal advice’

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