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House of Representatives, 2013

Members l Leaders l Committees l Audio/Video Broadcasts l Key Staff l Contact l Seating Chart l Portrait

The first week schedule for the 63rd session is available by clicking here.
This schedule does not include bill hearings. To view bill hearings for the first week please refer to LAWS.

The House of Representatives is one of 2 chambers of the Montana Legislature. The other is the Senate.

The Senate and House are responsible for organizing and establishing rules to govern their respective chambers. The House is governed by House Rules and Joint Rules. The latter apply to both the House and Senate. Members of each chamber adopt new rules at the beginning of each legislative session.


The House is made up of 100 members elected to 2-year terms. Montanans elect all 100 members every 2 years. If you're not sure who represents you in the House, see "Find a Montana Legislator."

In 2013, the House has a 61-39 Republican majority.


Speaker Mark Blasdel (R)
Speaker Pro Tempore Austin Knudsen (R)
Majority Leader Gordon Vance (R)
Majority Whips Mike Cuffe (R)
Cary Smith (R)
Jeffrey Welborn (R)
Christy Clark (R)
Minority Leader Chuck Hunter (D)
Minority Caucus Leader Bryce Bennett (D)
Minority Whips Margaret MacDonald (D)
Edie McClafferty (D)


There are 16 House committees, which meet on varying schedules to hear public comment on proposed legislation. All committee meetings are open to the public. Members of the House Appropriations Committee also serve on several joint subcommittees that meet to review state spending proposals.

Audio/Video Broadcasts

Watch or listen to floor sessions and committee hearings live over the Internet. Or watch or listen to archived broadcasts of previous floor sessions and committees.

Key Staff

Chief Clerk of the House
Lindsey Grovom
Room 370, State Capitol

Sergeant at Arms
Carl Spencer
Room 470, State Capitol

Session Contact Information

By Phone
During legislative sessions, which occur in the first 4 months of odd-numbered years, you may leave a message for a legislator by calling the Legislative Information Desk, 406-444-4800. This service is available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and from 8 a.m. to adjournment on Saturdays.

By Mail
Address letters to:
Representative (NAME)
Montana House of Representatives
P.O. Box 200400
Helena, MT 59620-0400

By Online Message Form
Send a message to your legislator using the Legislative Branch online message form. This form is activated on the first day of each legislative session.

By Fax

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