Donavon (Donavon) Hawk (D-SH076)
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Capitol: 406.444.4800
FAX: 406.444.4825
District: 406.578.1233
Representative
State Capitol 1301 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-8201

District Office:
PO Box 3791
Butte, MT 59702-3791
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairJoint Interim Committee on Law and Justice
MemberHouse Committee on Ethics
MemberHouse Committee on Human Services
MemberHouse Committee on Judiciary
Counties Representing
Silver Bow

Bio

Donavon Hawk is a product of Butte having attended both Butte High and Montana Tech. ​ He has dedicated over a decade to actively engaging Montanans in public policy affecting their communities and has been a tireless advocate for various causes, making a significant impact on Montana. In 2020, Donavon was appointed to the State Commission of Community Service by Governor Steve Bullock, a testament to his commitment to public service. He has also served on the executive board of the Montana State Democratic Party and on the boards of local non-profit organizations the Butte Community Council and the Butte America Foundation.

Donavon's dedication to social justice and political activism dates back to 2008 when he began working with organizations like SEIU, the Montana Organizing Project, he Praxis Project, the Alliance for a Just Society, and the Center for Community Change. His work encompasses a wide range of critical issues, including advocating for health care access for all Montanans, Medicaid expansion, reducing student debt, expanding voting rights, fighting predatory lending, and safeguarding public lands.

​ Notably led a local effort to gather signatures to stop predatory lenders who charged astronomical rates to those living paycheck to paycheck. This initiative resulted in the Legislature capping the percentage charged on title loans, providing much-needed relief to vulnerable individuals across Montana.

Donavon is also deeply committed to protecting the rights of hunters and fishers for generations to come, ensuring the sustainability of public lands, defending Social Security, advocating for worker rights, and safeguarding unions. His work extends to supporting quality public education and fostering inclusion and fairness in all his endeavors.

Donavon's infectious charm and his profound understanding of complex issues have made him an effective advocate for the people of Montana. He has a humble yet unwavering belief in the importance of inclusion and fairness, ensuring that the issues he champions transcend partisan lines.

In addition to his political activism, Donavon has actively contributed to his community by serving on nonprofit boards, organizing events like the First Peoples Market at the Montana Folk Festival, and being the driving force behind Butte's Fourth of July parade.

Donavon Hawk's journey reflects a profound commitment to improving the lives of Montanans, a dedication to public service, and a remarkable ability to bridge divides and work for the betterment of his community and state. His impact has been felt far and wide, and his influence continues to shape the political and social landscape of Montana. Let's send him back to Helena.