Montana's 2020 election
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Superintendent of Public Instruction

Heads the Montana Office of Public Instruction and oversees the state’s K-12 school system, much of which is governed directly by locally elected school boards. Also holds a seat on the state land board. Elected to a four-year term.




Campaign finance

As reported in quarterly filings. Data current through 12/31/2019.

Total raised in race
Total spent
CandidateTotal raisedItemized individual contributionsCommittee contributionsSelf-financingUnitemized contributions
Melissa Romano (D)$39,972$36,452$680$350$2,490
Elsie Arntzen (R-INCUMBENT)$23,118$12,384$340$10,000$394
Note: Self-financing includes candidate contributions and campaign loans. Prior to Jan. 17, 2019, these figures underreported fundraising for state candidates by omitting unitemized contributions. Unitemized contribution totals, which include small-dollar donations, are calculated here by subtracting itemized cash contributions from reported fundraising totals.
Source: Campaign finance reports filed with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices. See the COPP-administered Campaign Electronic Reporting System for official records.

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