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What is the Election Advisory Committee?

The Election Advisory Committee is comprised of six voting members and three  alternates. The members include a Democratic Party representative and alternate, a  Republican Party representative and alternate, and four citizens at large and one  alternate. The committee is a public liaison between the voters of Missoula County  and the Board of County Commissioners and Election Administrator.

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NEXT MEETING:

Where:199 West Pine Street, Administrative Building, Room B14 (basement)

When: 3:00 p.m.June 22, 2017

Document Center:

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EAC Term Schedule

EAC Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Handouts


EAC Members 

In Alpha Order:

GEOFF BADENOCH, Chair

Commissioner Appointed Representative

Geoff Badenoch was born in Glendive, Montana, and raised in Bozeman, Montana.

He attended the University of Montana where he received both his undergraduate (Political Science -1977) and graduate degrees (Master of Public Administration with an emphasis on urban studies - 1982).

Geoff began working at the Missoula Redevelopment Agency in 1982 and served as its executive director beginning in October of 1985. Geoff left the MRA in January of 2004. He is currently a private project management consultant.

In addition to his professional obligations, Geoff serves on the Supervisory Committee of the Missoula Federal Credit Union, Missoula Light our Bridges Campaign, Missoula Downtown Partnership Board, Missoula Downtown Foundation, and The Foundation for Missoula Public Library.  He currently serves as the Chair of the Missoula County Election Advisory Committee.  Previously he served on the City Club Missoula Board of Trustees. He served as Chair of Missoula Writing Collaborative Board of Trustees and as a Board member and Treasurer of Missoula Community Access Television (MCAT). Geoff was elected to the City of Missoula Local Government Study Commission and co-authored the Missoula City Charter which was adopted by the voters of Missoula in 1996.


CAROL BELLIN, Vice Chair
Missoula County Employee Position
Regular On-Call Election Employee

Civic and community engagement is a valued principle for Carol Bellin. In addition to dedicating her career to nonprofit program management, Carol has volunteered extensively as an Americorps tutor, an elected School Board Trustee and a member of several nonprofit boards and advisory groups. Carol has worked for Missoula County as an elections judge or aide in virtually every election cycle since 2000. She is currently a returning student in Political Science at the University of Montana.


LARRY DUNHAM
Commissioner Appointed Representative

Larry believes in the processes of the Missoula County Election Advisory Board and appreciates the opportunities that will come out of the committee's work.

Larry was raised in Bozeman, Montana and graduated from Montana State University with BA degree in history. Larry was as a banker for more than 20 years, first as an adjuster then worked up to branch manager. Larry's work also includes ten years a regional sales manager for Ford Motor Company and fifteen years as owner of Acacia Lawn Maintenance in the Seattle area.

Upon retirement, Larry returned to Montana in 2007. Since then, he's been elected to the Swan Valley Community Council for a three year term; was appointed by Governor Schweitzer to Montana Board of Crime Control/Youth Justice Council for six years; and has been a Missoula County election judge and polling place manager for the past seven years.

Larry also helps with the Swan Valley Growth Plan rewrite, works with 5th and 6th grade students at Seeley Lake Elementary School teaching voting practices and demonstrating processes, and continues to study history, including the U.S. Constitution and American heritage through Hillsdale College online classes.

 


DUSTIN MONROE

Democrat Central Committee Representative


DENVER HENDERSON 
Commissioner Appointed Representative

 


TOM WING
Republican Central Committee Representative


KEITH VIRGIA
Republican Central Committee Alternate


SUZY TARPEY
Democrat Central Committee Alternate


BRADLEY SEAMAN
Commissioner Appointed Representative Alternate

Bradley was born and raised in Great Falls and has spent over a decade working on Social Justice and advocating for democratic values. He has traveled extensively for work and pleasure, but always considered Missoula his home. Upon receiving his Political Sciences degree from the University of Montana, Bradley spent most of his career working in the field. Bradley has worked with many different non-profit groups on a variety of issue and candidate campaigns. Bradley most recently worked on Medicaid Expansion in his joint Field Organizer position with Montana Women Vote and the Montana Human Rights Network. Bradley also works as an Election Judge and Polling Place Manager and has extensive nonprofit experience with local nonprofits and service providers. In his free time, Bradley enjoys cycling, the outdoors, and motor scooter mechanics.


TRAVIS HOFFMAN
ADA Commissioner Appointed Representative