Montana Governor

Job Description

The Governor of the State of Montana is the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Montana. The governor is elected every four years and is limited to two terms in any 16 year span.   The governor is also the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.  The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Montana State Legislature, to convene the legislature at any time, and to grant pardons and reprieves.  The Governor is also one of 5 offices to hold a seat on the Montana Land Board.

Important Dates

Montana is holding an election for governor and lieutenant governor on November 3, 2020. The primary is scheduled for June 2, 2020. The filing deadline is March 9, 2020.

Democratic Candidates

Republican Candidates

  • Tim Fox
  • Greg Gianforte
  • Albert Olszewski
  • Gary Perry
  • Peter Ziehli

Third Party Candidates

  •  Ron Vandevender