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Steve Bullock
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24th Governor of Montana
Assumed office
January 7, 2013
LieutenantJohn Walsh (2013–2014)
Angela McLean (2014–present)
Preceded byBrian Schweitzer
Succeeded byGreg Gianforte (elect)
23rd Attorney General of Montana
In office
January 5, 2009 – January 7, 2013
GovernorBrian Schweitzer
Preceded byMike McGrath
Succeeded byTimothy Fox
Personal details
Born
Stephen Clark Bullock

(1966-04-11) April 11, 1966 (age 54)
Missoula, Montana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lisa Bullock
ResidenceGovernor's Residence
Alma materClaremont McKenna College
Columbia Law School

Stephen Clark Bullock (born April 11, 1966) is an American politician. In 2013, he became the Governor of Montana.[1]

Bullock was born in Missoula, Montana. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College and Columbia Law School. He was a professor at the George Washington University Law School before opening his own law firm upon returning to Montana. In 2008, Bullock was elected Attorney General of Montana, and was the state's attorney general from 2009 to 2013.

In 2012, he beat Republican nominee Rick Hill in the 2012 gubernatorial general election with 48% of the vote. In 2016, Bullock won re-election with 50.2% of the vote, beating Republican nominee Greg Gianforte.[2][3]

Bullock chaired the National Governors Association from 2018 to 2019.[4][5]

On May 14, 2019, Bullock announced his candidacy for President of the United States in 2020.[6] He ended his campaign on December 2, 2019.[7]

On March 8, 2020, Bullock announced his candidacy for the United States Senate challenging incumbent Republican Senator Steve Daines.[8] He lost the election to Daines in November 2020.

References

  1. Brammer, Jack (2008-04-26). Beshear to Split Diverse Cabinet; New One Is Energy and Environment. 
  2. "Why I left Elizabeth Warren off my 2020 presidential list (and why I was wrong)". https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/28/elizabeth-warren-and-9-other-democrats-i-left-off-my-2020-presidential-list. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 
  3. Egan, Timothy (December 23, 2016). "Red State Hope for Democratic Blues". https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/red-state-hope-for-democratic-blues.html. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 
  4. State of Montana. "Governor Steve Bullock". http://governor.mt.gov/Home/Governor. Retrieved July 20, 2018. 
  5. Beth Hanson, Amy (July 16, 2018). Bullock Outlines Jobs Initiative for Governors Association. Flathead Beacon. https://flatheadbeacon.com/2018/07/16/bullock-outlines-jobs-initiative-governors-association/. Retrieved July 20, 2018. 
  6. "Steve Bullock on Twitter". https://twitter.com/GovernorBullock/status/1128238526330359808. 
  7. Weigel, David. "Montana Gov. Steve Bullock drops out of presidential race" (in en). https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/montana-gov-steve-bullock-drops-out-of-presidential-race/2019/12/01/26c220ec-14a0-11ea-a659-7d69641c6ff7_story.html?tidr=a_breakingnews&hpid=hp_no-name_mhp-breaking-news%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar. Retrieved December 2, 2019. 
  8. "Gov. Steve Bullock just made the Montana Senate race competitive for Democrats". Vox. March 8, 2020. https://www.vox.com/2020/3/9/21166028/steve-bullock-montana-senate-race-democrats. 

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