Hi from Helena

April 20, 2017

The Montana Senate is closing in on the conclusion of our work, with a balanced budget sent back to the House, and soon to go to our Governor. With revenues slowed due to commodities markets, Montana is tightening its belt in the coming biennium.

Our priorities have included significantly reforming our criminal justice system to ensure that our dollars are spent effectively, and that we focus cost effective resources on things that work to make our communities safer. That often includes addressing mental health and addiction issues of some of the offenders. I carried bills to expand our treatment courts, which have proven to be equally as effective as residential treatment with helping offenders make amends to society, while remaining in the community to keep their jobs and support their families.

I enjoy hearing from my constituents so please feel free to reach out to me.

I filed for Senate District 26! Join me!

January 21, 2016

I am pleased to announce that after serving four terms in the Montana House of Representatives, I take the knowledge and skills and relationships that I have built while serving the citizens of House District 51 and bring them to the Montana Senate.

There is so much work to do – build Montana infrastructure, increase community based mental health services, support Montana families and seniors, bring Montana forward with free voluntary early childhood education, and address the growing problem with methamphetamine and other drug addictions.

Please join me in this effort!

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Filed for 2015! New District #51

January 23, 2014

I’m excited to file for office in 2015!  New District (HD 51), but the borders are pretty close to my current District.  It grows a little bit between 32nd St. West and 36th St. West, King Ave West and Monad Road; On the downside I lose a great neighborhood between Orchard and Calhoun – some of the best folks in this great City.

I look forward to hitting the streets and talking to the good folks of the new House District 51 😉  See you soon.

 

 

Rep MacDonald speaks on Floor about HB 384

February 16, 2011

Floor HB 384_xvid

Audio of Ag Committee hearing on Rep MacDonald’s Puppy Mill Bill

February 16, 2011

Ag Comm hearing on HB390

“Montana Watchdog” Article on Rep MacDonald’s HB390

February 14, 2011

Montana’s dog breeders would face more regulation under proposed bill

Rep. MacDonald’s Historic Steam Traction Bill heard by Business and Labor Committee (Video 2/2)

February 7, 2011

Rep. MacDonald’s Historic Steam Traction Bill heard by Business and Labor Committee (Video 1/2)

Rep. MacDonald’s Historic Steam Traction Bill heard by Business and Labor Committee (Video 1/2)

February 7, 2011

Rep. MacDonald’s Historic Steam Traction Bill heard by Business and Labor Committee (Video 1/2)

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Back Home in Billings!

We are citizen lawmakers in Montana which means that I am home in Billings, for the most part, except for periodic interim committee meetings in Helena. You can call me at 652-6625 and leave a message. I like to hear how laws that we pass make a difference or impact you. I also like to hear your ideas on how to make our communities stronger and better. I will be attending community meetings and events to keep my ear to the ground for the needs of our neighborhoods and city. Please come up and say "Hello" when you see me around town.

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