Montana Senate Candidates 2012

Candidates who are supportive of Montanans’ rights to use marijuana medically are listed in green while those who are opposed to such rights are listed in red.  Updated 8/21/2012

*denotes incumbent

OFFICE NAME PARTY
SD2
Dee L. Brown R
David B. Fern D
SD3
Shannon D Hanson D  Very supportive.
*Bruce Tutvedt R Voted for repeal. Highly anti.
SD6
Nancy Lindsey D
Janna Taylor R  Opposes legalization and has no understanding of the issue.  Believes “prescriptions” shouldn’t be available over the internet (they aren’t and never were), marijuana should be available only at pharmacies, and that the state should grow marijuana for patients.
SD7
Jennifer Fielder R
John Marshall L
Mark Sheets D
SD9
*Rick Ripley R  Opposes medical marijuana.  Voted to repeal it entirely.  After Gov Schweitzer vetoed the repeal, he voted to approve SB 423, a repeal in disguise. 
Ron Szabo D
SD10
*Brad Hamlett D
Wendy McKarney R
SD16
*Jonathan Windy Boy D
SD17
Greg Jergeson D
Don Richman R
SD18
*John Brenden R Supports “marijuana being added to the noxious weeds list” Voted for repeal. Thinks the biggest accomplishment of the last legislative session was destroying the marijuana industry.
Julie E. French D  Not only believes marijuana has medical value, she is supportive of growing hemp.  
SD19
Fred Lake D
Matthew M. Rosendale, Sr R
SD21
*Sharon Stewart Peregoy D
SD22
*Taylor Brown R Opposed to medical marijuana.  Voted to repeal it entirely. 
Jean Lemire Dahlman D
SD24
Wanda Grinde D  Supports reverting to I-148 and regulating the industry. 
Roger Webb R
SD26
Robyn Driscoll D
Malcolm “Mack” Long R
SD27
Elsie Arntzen R
*Gary Branae D
SD33
Mike Phillips D
Tom Tuck R
SD34
Michael Comstock D  Favors massive restrictions.  Doesn’t believe growers or patients should have any input into making thoughtful legislation. 
Scott Sales R  Supports hemp’s removal from the Controlled Substances Act, unsure of cannabis stance beyond hemp.
SD36
*Debby Barrett R
Richard Turner D           Turner is a libertarian-leaning Democrat who favors decriminalizing marijuana.
SD37
Daniel “DJ” O’Neill R
Jon C Sesso D
SD38
Jim Keane D
SD41
*Christine Kaufmann D
Mark Perea R
SD43
Jonathan L. Arnold R
*Gene Vuckovich D
SD45
Dan Metully D
Rob McCoy L MTCIA board member. Very supportive.
Fred Thomas R
SD46
Kevin Blackler R
Sue Malek D
SD47
Dick Barrett D

 

 

 

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