David (Dave) Fern (D-SH005)
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Capitol: 406.444.4800
FAX: 406.444.4825
District: 406.212.0674
State Capitol 1301 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-8201

District Office:
211 Dakota Avenue
Whitefish, MT 59937-2205
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Heather   
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Agriculture
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Transportation
MemberHouse Committee on Taxation
Counties Representing


I've live in Whitefish since 1989 (we bought a house for $44,000, no kidding, this is not included!), Following 24 years on the Whitefish School Board (Luckily, Critical Race Theory was still a curriculum item at law schools, not included), I was elected to represent you in the Montana House of Representatives. I seek a fourth and final term (term limits at the state level are really misappropriated!), as term limits restrict my service to eight years in one chamber. (Im often asked if I can move to the Senate, not unless the house districts are paired differently to allow a Democrat the possibility of winning, stay tunes as redistricting is in the process). During the last session, I was vice chairman of my favorite assignment, the House Taxation Committee and I also served on the Local Government and Transportation Committees. Between the sessions (remember we are one of five holdout states that meet only every other year), I serve on the Local Government and Transportation (2 committees) Interim Committees and I was appointed a non voting member of the Upper Columbia Conservation (Uc3), Committee, which oversees invasive species in our lakes, streams and rivers.

My spouse Heather and I made the right choice in raising our three children and numerous pets on Dakota Ave, just two blocks from the lake and a bike ride away from our schools. I've been a small business owner since 1998. I will continue to put principals over politics, (I really try to do this in the age of toxic politics)!