Two Anaconda Dems eye new state Senate seat; Lynch not running again in Butte

Two former Democrat state lawmakers from Anaconda are running for a Montana Senate seat in a newly drawn district that could be kinder to their party based on voting trends in past elections.

Meanwhile, Democrat Ryan Lynch of Butte says he’s not seeking a second term in Senate District 37 but Democrat Rep. Derek Harvey of Butte is running for that seat. It has been redrawn, too, but still includes a large part of Butte.

Here is a map of the new Montana Senate District 36 that will exist in the 2024 elections and for a decade beyond.

Montana Legislative Services Division

Educator Sara Novak and Teamsters business agent Jessica Wicks are running in a new Senate District 36 that includes Anaconda and a swath of Butte, two cities that have been Democratic strongholds for decades.


Anaconda was previously in state Senate District 39, which included just a sliver of Butte but big portions of Granite and Powell counties long considered GOP stomping grounds.

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