Steve Lavin

Steve Lavin REPRepublican

American politician in Montana (born 1967)

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Steve LavinREPRepublican American politician in Montana (born 1967)
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Stephen A. (Steve) Lavin (born April 23, 1967) is a Republican member of the Montana Legislature. He was elected to House District 8 which represents the Kalispell, Montana area. In February 2013, Lavin gained nationwide media attention for introducing a bill that would allow an authorized representative to vote in municipal elections on behalf of a corporation owning property in that municipality. Lavin later said that he introduced the bill at the request of a constituent. He believed the bill merely allowed non-resident property owners to vote in elections and did not realize that the bill would also allow representatives to vote on behalf of corporations. The bill died in committee.In 2020, Lavin, then a Major in the Montana Highway Patol, was selected to become the new Colonel, succeeding the retirement of Colonel Tom Butler. At the beginning of 2021, Lavin assumed the role of the Colonel of the Montana Highway Patrol.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Montana Law Enforcement Academy
Montana POST Certificate
Montana State University at Bozeman
BS Sociology
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Montana State House of Representatives
2010 - 2019
Montana Executive Leadership Institute
Staff and Command School
Nashville, TN
2001 - Current
Montana Highway Patrol, Kalispell
1992 - Current
Special Deputy US Marshal
1991 - 1992
Other Experience1 - 10 of 10
National Rifle Association
Safe Kids/ Safe Communities of Flathead County
Alive at 25
Montana Hope Project
STOP Underage Drinking in the Flathead Valley
Team Coordinator
Flathead Alcohol Enforcement
Former Member
Rules Committee, Montana State House of Representatives
Former Chair
Transportation Committee, Montana House of Representatives
Former Member
Taxation Committee, Montana State House of Representatives
Former Member
Local Government Committee, Montana House of Representatives