2023 Capitol Tracker

The lawmakers, bills and votes of the 68th Montana Legislature

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Last update: 9:13 PM Feb 2, 2023
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Rep. Kelly Kortum, HD 65

Rep. Kelly Kortum

Second-session Democrat from Bozeman

Representing House District 65
Northwest Bozeman

Kortum previously served in the Montana House in 2021.

Bills sponsored

πŸ“‹ HB 201: Revise minimum wage laws
Kelly Kortum (D)πŸ“ƒ Bill text
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πŸ“‹ HB 233: Require the refund of residential lease application fees
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πŸ“‹ HB 250: Revise alcohol laws relating to server training
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Key bill votes

Most recent votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Kortum (D)OutcomeRepublicansDemocratsMotion
NOY (92-8)Y (65-3)Y (27-5)
HB 60 – Do Pass
NOY (68-32)Y (68-0)N (0-32)
HB 192 – Do Pass
NOY (68-32)Y (67-1)N (1-31)
HB 212 – Do Pass
NOY (68-32)Y (68-0)N (0-32)
HB 222 – Do Pass
NOY (69-31)Y (68-0)N (1-31)
HB 251 – Do Pass As Amended

Floor vote statistics

Calculations based on 394 House floor votes in 2023 involving bills.
πŸ₯‡ 81%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for House Democrats is 83%.
πŸ”΄ 78%
of votes cast on side taken by most Republicans
Average for House Democrats is 80%.
πŸ”΅ 95%
of votes cast on side taken by most Democrats
Average for House Democrats is 94%.
Kortum has been marked absent or excused for 1 votes. Average for House lawmakers is 3.0.

Committee assignments

  • House State Administration - Vice Chair
  • House Energy, Technology and Federal Relations
  • House Local Government

HD 65 election results

Last in-cycle for House election in 2022. House seats are elected every two years, Senate seats every four.

General election vote, 2022

(D) KELLY KORTUM(D) 64%(R) 36%
Won by 27% (1,947 votes)

Party primary vote, 2022

(D) KELLY KORTUM(D) 100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(D) COONEY(D) 59%(R) 36%
Won by 23% (2,362 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Kortum.
πŸ“° Housing
Bill would require rental application fee refunds
Jan 17, 2023 β€’ Eric Dietrich

About the 2023 Montana Free Press Capitol Tracker

This guide is an effort to make the quantifiable aspects of the Montana Legislature more accessible to the public by compiling information about lawmakers, proposed bills and the legislative process. This is a project of Montana Free Press, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit newsroom that aims to provide Montanans with in-depth, nonpartisan news coverage.

The information presented here is collected from a variety of sources including the Montana Legislature’s public roster and its official bill-tracking system, the Legislative Automated Workflow System, or LAWS. Reporting and web design was done primarily by MTFP Deputy Editor Eric Dietrich. Please contact him at edietrich@montanafreepress.org with bug reports, questions or suggestions.

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