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Mike Cooney's Biography

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Full Name:

Mike R. Cooney




Wife: DeeAnn; 3 Children: Ryan, Colin, Adan

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Washington, DC

Home City:

Helena, MT



BS, University of Montana, 1979

Candidate, Governor of Montana, 2000, 2020

Lieutenant Governor, State of Montana, 2016-2020

Senator, Montana State Senate, District 40, 2002-2010

President, Montana State Senate, 2007-2009

Secretary of State, State of Montana, 1989-2001

Representative, Montana State House of Representatives, 1976-1980

Former Division Administrator, Business Standards Division/Workforce Services Division, Montana Department of Labor

Former Deputy Commissioner, Montana Department of Labor & Industry

Executive Director, Montana Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, 2001-2006

Staffer/Executive Assistant, United State Senator Max Baucus, 1980-1988

Officer, Conney Food Brokerage, 1972-1979

Chair, Labor Management Advisory Council, present

Chair, Montana Governor's Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee, present

Former Member, Board of Directors, Helena Area Habitat for Humanity

Former Member, Board of Directors, Helena YMCA

Member, Clearinghouse Advisory Panel, Federal Election Commission

Former Member, Montana American Legion Boy and Girls State

Member, Project Democracy, National Association of Secretaries of State

Former Chair, State Capitol Restoration Commission

Co-Chair, Western Regional Primary Task Force

Interim Director, Montana Historical Society, 2010-2011

Member, Executive Committee, The National Association of Secretaries of State, 1992-1998

President, The National Association of Secretaries of State, 1996-1997