Steve Bullock

Steve Bullock
Stephen Clark Bullock
Current/Previous Job: 
Governor of Montana
Position Running for: 
Date Declared: 
Monday, May 13, 2019

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Stephen Clark Bullock (born April 11, 1966) is an American politician and lawyer who has served as Governor of Montana since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the 24th Governor of Montana.

Born in Missoula, Montana, Bullock graduated from Claremont McKenna College and Columbia Law School. He began his career working as legal counsel to the Secretary of State of Montana before becoming the Executive Assistant Attorney General and acting Chief Deputy Attorney General of Montana. Bullock then entered private practice as an attorney for Steptoe & Johnson. He was also an adjunct 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 he served one term from 2009 to 2013.

Bullock declared his candidacy for governor of Montana on September 7, 2011. The seat was open in 2012, as incumbent Governor Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, could not seek re-election due to term limits. Bullock won the Democratic primary with 87% of the vote and defeated Republican nominee Rick Hill in the general election with 48% of the vote. In 2016, Bullock won re-election with 50.2% of the vote, defeating Republican nominee Greg Gianforte. [source]

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Year of Birth: 
1966

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05/13/2019

That’s Steve Bullock, the Democratic governor of Montana, who was elected to his second term in 2016 by four points on the same day Donald Trump won the state by 21 points. Bullock is not so subtly inching toward a presidential announcement expected for this week. On Friday afternoon, a Bullock aide and I rode in a slow-moving car while the likely 2020 candidate was literally runningdown the side of the highway as part of a charity race, a clip of which was then tweeted from his account with the caption “Feels like a good season to run.”