Shelley (Shelley) Vance (R-SS34)
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Capitol: 406.444.4800
FAX: 406.444.4875
District: 406.587.8608
State Capitol 1301 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-8201

District Office:
PO Box 1
Belgrade, MT 59714-0001
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2026
Committee Assignments
MemberSubcommittee on Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement and Justice
MemberSenate Committee on Highways and Transportation
MemberSenate Committee on State Administration
MemberSenate Committee on Finance and Claims
Counties Representing


Hi, my name is Shelley Vance, and I want to be your next state Senator from Senate District 34. I love my country, and its future is important to me. The direction our government is going in at this time is troubling to many of us. I want to be your voice to help protect our freedoms outlined in our Constitution, preserve the integrity of our elections, and help maintain and sustain Montana as the greatest state in our Nation.

My husband, Gordy Vance, has represented most of you in the Montana Legislature starting in 2009 in the House of Representatives, then moving on to the state Senate, with his term ending December 31, 2022. Since his first session, Gordy and I have both gone to Helena during Montana's Legislative Sessions. He served and represented the citizens as a Legislator, while I worked as temporary Legislative Staff in various positions- Minority Leadership Aide (2009), Senate Page Coordinator (2011), Secretary to Speaker of the House (2013, 2015, 2017) and Secretary to the Senate President (2019, 2021). During the Interim (time when the legislature is not is session), I have attended most of Gordy's Interim Committee meetings. Prior to our work in the Legislature, I served the public in the Gallatin County Clerk and Recorder Office for 25 years. In 1988, I ran for the office of Clerk and Recorder/Surveyor/Election Administrator and won. I served as the elected Clerk and Recorder for the next 18 years until I retired in 2006. From 1988-2002 I ran for this countywide public office 5 times and the citizens elected me. I was born in Bozeman, MT, attended Bozeman Public Schools, and graduated from Bozeman Senior High School. I was raised on a ranch on the outskirts of Bozeman and participated in 4-H and the MT Hereford Association growing up.