2023 Capitol Tracker

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

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Last update: 9:27 PM Feb 3, 2023
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Sen. Pat Flowers, SD 32

Sen. Pat Flowers

Third-session Democrat from Belgrade

Democratic Senate Minority Leader

Representing Senate District 32
Southwest Bozeman, Big Sky, West Yellowstone

Flowers previously served in the Montana Senate in 2019 and 2021.

Bills sponsored

None at present
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Key bill votes

Most recent votes on bills identified as notable by MTFP staff.
Flowers (D)OutcomeRepublicansDemocratsMotion
YESY (37-12)Y (34-0)N (3-12)
SB 85 – Do Pass
NOY (34-15)Y (34-0)N (0-15)
SB 121 – Do Pass

Floor vote statistics

Calculations based on 342 Senate floor votes in 2023 involving bills.
πŸ₯‡ 78%
of votes cast on winning side
Average for Senate Democrats is 79%.
πŸ”΄ 76%
of votes cast on side taken by most Republicans
Average for Senate Democrats is 76%.
πŸ”΅ 93%
of votes cast on side taken by most Democrats
Average for Senate Democrats is 95%.
Flowers has been marked absent or excused for 0 votes. Average for Senate lawmakers is 4.1.

Committee assignments

  • Senate Finance and Claims
  • Senate Natural Resources
  • Senate Fish and Game
  • Senate Rules - Vice Chair
  • Joint Rules - Vice Chair
  • Joint Appropriations Section A β€” General Government

SD 32 election results

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

General election vote, 2022

(D) PAT FLOWERS(D) 52%(R) 48%
Won by 5% (490 votes)

Party primary vote, 2022

(D) PAT FLOWERS(D) 100%
Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(D) COONEY(D) 51%(R) 45%
Won by 6% (875 votes)

Montana Free Press coverage

MTFP legislative reporting involving Flowers.
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
How to spend a $2.5 billion surplus? Lawmakers have no shortage of ideas.
Jan 25, 2023 β€’ Eric Dietrich
πŸ“° 2023 Legislature
For Montana Legislature, the biennial work begins
Jan 2, 2023 β€’ Arren Kimbel-Sannit

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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