Jonathan Windy Boy

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Jonathan Windy Boy
Member of the Montana Senate
from the 16th district
In office
January 7, 2008 (2008-Jan-07) – 2016
Preceded by Frank Smith
Succeeded by Frank Smith
Member of the Montana House of Representatives
from the 32nd district
In office
January 7, 2002 – January 7, 2008
Preceded by Joe Balyeat
Succeeded by Tony Belcourt
Assumed office
2017
Preceded by G. Bruce Meyers
Personal details
Born (1958-08-28) August 28, 1958 (age 59)
Fort Belknap, Montana
Political party Democratic
Children One Daughter, One Son
Residence Box Elder, Montana
Alma mater Northern Montana University
Profession Business Owner

Jonathan Windy Boy (born August 28, 1958) is a Democratic Party former member of the Montana Legislature. As of 2017 he serves as Representative for District 32. He was elected in 2008 representing Senate District 16.

In 2002 he was elected to the Montana House of Representatives, representing House District 32. He has been a member of the Tribal Council of the Chippewa Cree Tribe since 1999. He was elected Chippewa Cree Tribe Vice-Chairman from 2008-2010. He comes from Box Elder, Montana, is married, with one daughter, one son, and two grandchildren. He is known as a traditional dancer, and has worked in oil field exploration, and as a drug and alcohol prevention speaker.[1]

In 2011, he opposed changing Montana law to revoke the drivers license of any teenager caught in possession of alcohol, but agreed that any teenager with a DUI should be banned from holding a driver's license until age 18.[2]

In 2012, he endorsed a Republican candidate, Sandy Welch, for State Superintendent of Education.[3]

In 2013, he introduced Montana Senate bill 342, which allocates $2 million for a Montana Indian Language Preservation Pilot Program, which will "provide funding to Montana’s eight tribes to develop materials to keep their languages alive for future generations."[4][5]

Campaign Finance[edit]

The Monsanto Citizenship Fund from Monsanto attempted to donate to the campaign via Windy Boy for Senate, but he did not cash the check.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jonathan Windy Boy (D)". Billings Gazette. 2012-05-26. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  2. ^ John Kelleher (2011-01-24). "Windy Boy opposes MIP drivers license sanctions". Havre Daily News. Havre, MT. Archived from the original on 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  3. ^ Tim Leeds (2012-09-27). "Windy Boy endorses Republican Welch in superintendent race". Havre Daily News. Havre, MT. Archived from the original on 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  4. ^ Wipf, Briana (2013-07-01). "Bill aids efforts to save native dialects". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  5. ^ Mike Dennison (2013-02-27). "Senate advances bill to help preserve Native American languages". Independent Record. Helena, MT. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-05-07. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 

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