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Candidate Endorsements

2022 Candidate Interviews & Endorsements

MOR’s candidate review process like that of most trade associations is designed to include candidate questionnaires and in-person interviews to establish alignment with organizational positions. Copies of candidates' completed questionnaires can be found below and also view the organization's position statements.

Our Board of Directors are pleased to announce the Montana REALTOR® Party Political Action Committee (RPAC) endorsement of the following candidates:

REALTOR PARTY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Lyn Hellegaard - HD 97
Lyn Hellegaard
Mike Hopkins - HD 92
Mike Hopkins
Jonathan Karlen- HD 96
Jonathan Karlen
Marilyn Marler - HD 90
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Mark Thane - HD 99
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Kim Chambers - District 2 County Commissioner
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Candidate Questionnaire Status

Elected Office
Candidate Name
Questionnaire Status
Interview Status
Questionnaire
Endorsement
Senate District 48
Shane Morigeau
Not received
House District 90
Alan Ault
April 4
Yes
House District 90
Josiah Hinkle
April 4
Yes
House District 90
Gary Marbut
Not received
House District 91
Connie Keogh
March 23
Yes
House District 91
Anthony Pawlisz
March 25
No Show
House District 92
Gary Stein
April 4
Yes
House District 92
Mike Hopkins
April 4
Yes
MT RPAC Endorsed
House District 94
Tom France
Not received
House District 94
Rebecca Mapston
March 25
Yes
House District 95
SJ Howell
Not received
House District 95
Lauren Subith
April 4
Yes
House District 95
J.C. Windmueller
April 4
Yes
House District 96
Linda Swanson
April 1
Yes
House District 96
Jonathan Karlen
March 25
Yes
MT RPAC Endorsed
House District 96
Kathy Whitman
Not received
House District 97
Devin Jackson
March 17
Yes
House District 97
Michael Burks
March 20
Did not respond to request
House District 97
Lyn Hellegaard
April 4
Yes
MT RPAC Endorsed
House District 98
Bob Carter
March 28
Yes
House District 98
Andy Nelson
April 4
Yes
House District 98
Sonia Shearer-Hiett
March 22
Yes
House District 98
Richard Armerding
March 18
Declined
House District 99
Mark Thane
March 21
Yes
MT RPAC Endorsed
House District 99
Ryan Darling
Not received
House District 100
David Severson
March 29
Yes
House District 100
Zooey Zephyr
April 5
Did not respond to request
House District 100
Sean Patrick McCoy
Not received
House District 100
Michael Vanecek
March 16
Yes
House District 90
Marilyn Marler
March 22
Yes
MT RPAC Endorsed
House District 89
Gary Wanberg
April 4
Declined
House District 89
Katie Sullivan
Not received
Senate District 48
Jacob Van Horn
April 5
Yes
Senate District 49
Willis Curdy
April 4
Yes
Senate District 49
Nancy Burgoyne
Not received
Senate District 49
Brad Tschida
March 22
Did not respond to request
Senate District 100
Tom Steenberg
April 4
Yes
Senate District 100
Andrea Olsen
Not received
Senate District 100
Nick Knowles
March 22
Unable to schedule

Endorsement process milestones

Milestones Plan Actual Notes
Kick-off meeting Feb 14 Feb 14 -
Subcomittee is formed Feb Feb 7 -
Candidate filing start Jan 13 Jan 13 -
MOR Candidate questionnaire
reviewed & updated to include
MAR recommendations
March 8 March 8 -
MOR Candidate interview
questions reviewed & updated
March March 21 -
Candidate filing deadline March 14 March 14 Primary Race Decision
MOR decision to weigh in on Primary race(s) End of March - -
Questionnaire return deadline April 4 April 4 -
MOR to publish candidate questionnaires June - Publishing after completing interviews
Recommendations for Primary April N/A Will endorse after primary
Mail-in Ballots go out for Primary May 15 May 15 -
Primary Election June 7 June 7 -
Candidate interviews April - June June 3 Completed
Recommendation to Board of Directors July 18 June 21 -
Publish Endorsements & Update Website August August 1 -
General Election Nov 8 Nov 8 -
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