Montana Democratic Party
|Vice Chairperson||Bryce Bennett|
|Political position||Center to Center-left|
|National affiliation||Democratic Party|
|Seats in the U.S. Senate|
1 / 2
|Seats in the U.S. House|
0 / 1
|Seats in the Montana Senate|
20 / 50
|Seats in the Montana House|
42 / 100
Montana Democratic Party (MDP) is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Montana. The Montana Democratic Party is also one of the two major political parties in the U.S. state of Montana. The party is led by Chair Mary Sexton and Vice Chair/Representative Bryce Bennett. The National Committeeman is Jorge Quintana (Helena) and the National Committeewoman is Jean Lemire Dahlman (Forsyth)
Controversy arose late in the 2008 elections as the Billings Gazette reported Montana Democrats as breaking campaign disclosure laws. A report came out identifying Democrats as calling voters anonymously to attack the republican candidate Jack Sands.
The 2012 elections were identified by prominent members of the Party as being one of the most important elections in the Party's existence. The Party wished to re-elect Montana's U.S. Senator in Jon Tester. In addition to re-electing Jon Tester, the Party hoped to retain a number of other offices. Jon Tester believed it would not be hard to get Democrats of the State to the polling booths in early November 2012. The Senator believes the results of the 2010 elections should be enough for Democrats to come out in large numbers this time around. During the election, Jon Tester was elected over his Republican challenger, and the victory by Steve Bullock meant that Democrats retained the office of governor after Brian Schweitzer was prevented from running again due to term limits.
|Secretary||Angela Mclean||Deer Lodge|
|National Committeeman||Ed Tinsley||Lewis & Clark|
|National Committeewoman||Jean Lemire Dahlman||Rosebud|
Current elected officials
The Montana Democratic Party holds two of the six statewide offices and a minority of the seats in both the Montana Senate and Montana House of Representatives. They hold one of the state's U.S. Senate seats.
Members of Congress
- Lutey, Tom (13 September 2011). "Montana Democrats broke campaign laws in 2008". Billings Gazette.
- "Montana Democrats Rally in Advance of Key 2012 Elections - Flathead Beacon". flatheadbeacon.com. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2018.