Governors of Montana
|22||Judy Martz July 28, 1943 – October 30, 2017 (aged 74)||January 3, 2005|
|23||Brian Schweitzer September 4, 1955||January 7, 2013|
|24||Steve Bullock April 11, 1966||January 4, 2021|
|25||Greg Gianforte April 17, 1961||Incumbent|
Big Timber, Montana, U.S. Butte, Montana, U.S. Judith Helen Martz (née Morstein; July 28, 1943 – October 30, 2017) was an American politician, businesswoman, and Olympian speed skater who served as the 22nd Governor of Montana, the first and to date only woman to have held the office.
House members are elected to 2-year terms. Each one represents one of Montana’s 100 House districts. As a result of these term limits, an individual may serve as a state representative or senator for no more than 8 years in a 16-year period.
The governors and lieutenant governors are appointed by the president for a term of five years.
2020 Montana gubernatorial election
|Nominee||Greg Gianforte||Mike Cooney|
|Running mate||Kristen Juras||Casey Schreiner|
A former territorial Legislator, and territorial delegate to the United States Congress, Governor Toole was elected Montana’s first Governor in 1889 and served until 1893.
The current Montana Governor’s Residence is located at 2 Carson46.584509°N 112.012596°W Helena, Montana. It began operation as the governor’s residence in 1959, replacing the original governor’s mansion. The residence is a two-level steel and brick house located two blocks from the Montana State Capitol building.
|Montana State Legislature|
|Length of term:||4 years (Senate), 2 years (House)|
|Authority:||Art V, Sec. 2, Montana Constitution|
|Salary:||$82.64 /day + per diem|
Jon Tester (Democratic Party) Steve Daines (Republican Party)
Montana is represented in the United States House of Representatives by one at-large congressional district, among the 435 in the United States Congress.
In May 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5–4 in U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton, 514 U.S. 779 (1995), that states cannot impose term limits upon their federal Representatives or Senators. In the 1994 elections, part of the Republican platform included legislation for term limits in Congress.
The state’s first constitution in 1845 established the office of governor, to serve for two years, but no more than four years out of every six (essentially a limit of no more than two consecutive terms).
The most recent New York Constitution of 1938 extended the term to the current four years. There is no limit to the number of consecutive terms a governor may serve.