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John Brenden For Montana Senate
John BrendenJohn Brenden served in the Senate in 1993. He was appointed to replace Sen. Dennis Nathe, R-Redstone, who died in Helena during the legislative session. Because of the reapportionment of 1993, Brenden was unable to run for re-election in 1994.

Brenden won the Montana Senate District 18 election in 2008.

Current Senate Committees
  • Chairman of Committee on Committees (Appointing Committee on all Senate Appointments)
  • Chairman of Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee
  • Finance and Claims Committee (Appropriations)
  • Rules Committee
Brenden has been active in GOP politics, serving two terms as chairman of the Montana Republican Party 1983-1987.

He represented Montana on the Northwest Power Planning Council 1989-1992, being appointed by Gov. Stan Stephens. Brenden served on the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission 2003-2006. He was a public member of the Legislative Environmental Quality Council from 2007-2008.

He has been active in farm and natural-resource issues, a variety of community affairs, musical and education activities and the Scobey Lutheran Church.

Senate District 18 includes all of Daniels and Sheridan counties, and portions of Phillips, Valley, Roosevelt and Richland counties.

The Montana general election is November 6th.

Lt. Col. Steve Russell (ret.), Carol Brenden, Sen. John Brenden, NRA President David Keane
(L-R) Lt. Col. Steve Russell (ret.), Carol Brenden, Sen. John Brenden, NRA Pres. David Keane
Senator Brenden and wife Carol are pictured above with retired Lt. Col. Steve Russell and NRA President, David Keane. Russell commanded the unit that caught Saddam Hussein in Iraq and is the author of the book " We Got Him".

Senator Brenden has been endorsed for re-election in 2012 by the NRA (National Rifle Association). His letter of endorsement reads "Congratulations! You have been endorsed by the National Rifle Association-Political Victory Fund. Your strong support for the Second Amendment and working knowledge of the issues surrounding this most important debate are greatly appreciated and have earned you an "A" rating."
In 2012 John Has Been Endorsed By:
Montana Stockgrowers Association Montana CattleWomen
Montana Wool Growers Association Montana Farm Bureau
Montana Livestock Auction Markets Montana Shooting Sports Association
Montana Association of State Grazing Districts NRA (National Rifle Association)
Montana Petroleum Marketers and
Convenience Store Assoc.
NFIP (National Federation of Independent Business)
Montana Mining Assoc. Montana Petroleum Assoc.
Montana Coal Council Montana Realtors Assoc.
ONEOK PPL of Montana
Montana Building Industry Assoc. MDU Resources
Montana Public Land Council Plum Creek
Montana Independent Electrical Contractors Assoc. MSLC (Montana Sportsmen and Land Ownwers Coalition)
BNSF Railroad Montana Independent Bankers Assoc.

John Brenden For SD 18 

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