Montana - Law and Government

Law and Government

See also: List of Montana Governors

The current Governor is Brian Schweitzer, first elected in 2004, re-elected in 2008 and term-limited. He will be succeeded by governor-elect Steve Bullock, also a Democrat, who was elected on November 6, 2012. Montana's two U.S. senators are Max Baucus and Jon Tester, both Democrats. The state's congressional representative is currently Republican Dennis Rehberg, who will be succeeded in office by representative-elect Steve Daines, also a Republican.

Montana in 1916 became the first state to elect a woman to Congress (Jeannette Rankin) (Republican) and was one of the first states to give women voting rights (see suffrage).

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