Bryce Bennett

Montana State Senate, District 50

Winner!

Bryce was the first openly gay man elected to the Montana legislature

Biography

Bryce Bennett is a fifth generation Montanan and proud to represent the people of House District 91 in the Montana legislature.

Bryce is the first openly gay man to ever be elected to the state legislature or to hold a leadership post in the history of the state. Bryce is an advocate for a cutting edge, world-class education system that helps our students succeed. He is a diehard defender of voting rights and has been a vocal opponent to legislation aimed at disenfranchising voters. Bryce has worked across the aisle to establish greater protections for Montana’s constitutional right to privacy. He also led the successful effort to decriminalize homosexuality in the Montana House is 2013.

Bryce was named by the Advocate magazine as one of their ’40 under 40’. He was also named to Out magazine’s ‘Power List’ which included “exemplary individuals [who] manage to influence the way others live — either through their public personas, politics, or wealth — and affect cultural and social attitudes.”

Outside of the capitol, Bryce leads a non-profit dedicated to educating and empowering the next generation of civic leaders. He is passionate about giving young people the skills they need to change the world around them. In his previous job he was a leader in the effort to pass Montana’s first LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in his hometown of Missoula.

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