Democratic Governor

Gov. Steve Bullock

Governor of Montana

Steve Bullock, Montana’s former attorney general, was elected Montana’s 24th governor on November 6, 2012.

Bullock, 48, served as Montana attorney general from January of 2009 through 2012. He pioneered the successful Montana 24/7 Sobriety Program, which holds repeat drunken drivers accountable by allowing judges to order offenders to take twice-daily breath tests or wear alcohol-monitoring bracelets. Bullock worked with Democrats and Republicans in the 2011 Legislature to expand the program statewide. To date, more than 115,000 tests have been administered with a 99.7 percent success rate. The program is paid for by the offenders.

A father of three young children, Bullock also made the safety of Montana’s kids a top priority. He more than doubled the number of statewide law enforcement officers patrolling the Internet, improved the Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry and hired a prosecutor focused solely on child sex abuse cases.

Bullock was born in Missoula and raised in Helena. He attended public schools in Helena and graduated from Helena High School in 1984. He received his undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College and his law degree with honors from Columbia University Law School in New York.

Bullock began his career in public service in 1996 as chief legal counsel to the Montana Secretary of State, before moving to the Montana Department of Justice.

Bullock and his wife Lisa have three children: Caroline, Alexandria and Cameron. He enjoys hiking with his family and trying to keep up with his kids.