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Last updated 5:19 PM Apr 12, 2021

Sen. Walt Sales

Republican
Representing SD 35
Manhattan, Three Forks, Townsend

Sales previously served in the House in 2019 and 2017.

SD 35 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

(R) WALT SALES100%
Ran unopposed

Party primary vote, 2020

(R) WALT SALES(R)(R)57%26%17%
Won by 31% (1,989 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)69%28%
Won by 40% (6,070 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 1,374 Senate floor votes involving bills:
97%With majority of Senate lawmakers
93%With majority of GOP caucus
70%With majority of Dem. caucus
Sales has been absent or excused for 0 votes.
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Bills sponsored

SJ 14: Interim study of the Montana mental health system
From Walt Sales (R)Bill text
Second chamber
In committee
SB 106: Establish license and qualifications for veterinary technicians
Through Legislature
Passed both chambers
SB 202: Remote work productivity accountability act
Failed
Probably Dead
SB 287: Generally revise public project financing laws
Reconciliation
In reconciliation
SB 288: Revise property exemption for agricultural processing facilities
Second chamber
On floor
SB 302: Extend authorization deadline for use of navigable riverbed
Through Legislature
Passed both chambers
SB 309: Revising state lottery laws relating to compensation of lottery employees
Through Legislature
Passed both chambers
SB 348: Revise laws for use of reclaimed wastewater for snowmaking
Through Legislature
Passed both chambers
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Committee assignments

  • Senate Taxation
  • Senate Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation
  • Senate State Administration

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