2019 Montana Legislative Leadership is Set

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November 15, 2018 / Comments (0)

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Montana Democrats and Republicans from both chambers caucused in Helena on November 14  and decided on leadership for the upcoming session. ​Leadership for the 69th Legislative Session is as follows: 

SENATE
President of the Senate: Sen. Scott Sales (R-Bozeman)
President Pro-Tempore:  Sen. Mark Blasdel (R-Kalispell)
Majority Leader:  Sen. Fred Thomas (R-Stevensville)
Majority Whips:  Sens. Cary Smith (R-Billings) and Steve Fitzpatrick (R-Great Falls)
Minority Leader:  Sen. Jon Sesso (D-Butte)
Minority Whips:  Sens. JP Pomnichowski (D-Bozeman) and Margie MacDonald (D-Billings)
Committee on Committees. The Committee on Committees makes all of the committee and committee chair appointments in the Senate: Senators Dee Brown (R-Hungary Horse), David Howard (R-Park City), Cary Smith (R-Billings), Jeff Welborn (R-Dillon), Gordy Vance (R-Belgrade), Ryan Osmundson (R-Buffalo)
HOUSE
Speaker of the House:  Rep. Greg Hertz (R-Polson)
Speaker Pro Tempore:  Rep. Wylie Galt (R-Martinsdale)
Majority Leader:  Rep. Brad Tschida (R-Missoula)
Majority Whips:  Reps. Becky Beard (R-Elliston), Dennis Lenz (R-Billings), Derek Skees (R-Kalispell), and Seth Berglee (R-Joliet)
Minority Leader:  Rep. Casey Schreiner (D-Great Falls)
Minority Whips:  Reps. Shane Morigeau (D-Missoula), Kim Abbott (D-Helena), and Denise Hayman (D-Bozeman)
Minority Caucus Chair:  Rep. Laurie Bishop (D-Livingston

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