Jedediah (Jedediah) Hinkle (R-SH067)
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Representative
State Capitol 1301 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-8201

District Office:
1301 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-8201
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Kyndall   
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Parks
MemberJoint Select Committee on Redistricting
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
MemberHouse Committee on Judiciary
MemberHouse Committee on Rules
Counties Representing
Gallatin

Bio

My wife Kyndall and I have been married for almost 7 years now! My wife grew up in Laurel Montana and received her degree from Montana State University in Business Management. We are now parents of two young'uns, and fatherhood has been a blast! Solely because of my interest and relentless volunteering, at the age of 17, I was offered a job with the Forest Service. I pursued this career after graduating from High School and attended MSU in the study of Fisheries Management, where I earned my degree. While working in this field of fisheries management (2002-2018) I have worked for two different agencies both state and federal. fishing0003In addition to this, I have worked in the commercial fisheries industry in Alaska. It was good to have gained experience in the private sector on the other end of the spectrum.

For the last 23 years I have lived in Gallatin County and have no desire to leave. I cannot seem to find another area with as much to offer as the Gallatin Valley. Over the years here in the valley I have been involved with various campus groups, and have served on the education board of a local Bozeman church. The majority of my work experience is actually in the private sector. I have worked as a taxidermist for over 20 years and currently own my own business in the Belgrade community. In addition, my wife and I run a seasonal business where we sell semi-loads of fresh peaches roadside all across the state! My political experience includes a run for the State House in 2010, and a successful run for the State Senate in 2014 whereby I was elected. Another successful run for the House of Representatives in 2020 and 2022. During my runs for both the House and Senate I gained much knowledge as to what issues affect the residents of Gallatin County, as I had knocked on literally tens of thousands of doors and have had thousands of conversations with my constituents.

While serving in the Montana State Senate, upon beginning my second session, I was selected for leadership! Due to my work experience in fish and wildlife management, and my involvement as an avid sportsmen and outdoor enthusiast, I was selected to be Vice-Chair of the Senate Fish and Wildlife Committee, and Co-Chair and founder of the Montana Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus. Until starting the Sportsmen's Caucus, Montana was only of one three states without one!! I Have Served On These Committee's- *Vice-Chair Senate Fish and Wildlife, Vice-Chair House Fish and Wildlife *Senate Natural Resources *House Natural Resources *Senate and House Judiciary *Future Fisheries Advisory Council *Co-chair of the Montana Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus *House Transportation Committee *Environmental Quality Council Interim Committee * Chair of the Legislative Administration Committee * Legislative Special Select Committee on Districting *Member of the Montana Freedom Caucus Serving in the Montana Legislature has been an incredible experience and is definitely one of the most unique and challenging endeavors in my life. I have served Four regular legislative sessions and one special session. Every session poses its own unique challenges and learning curve. Representing my neighbors in Belgrade and the surrounding area in the House of Representatives has been a pleasure and I certainly cherish all that I have learned.

P1010478In addition I have been elected to serve in the Republican Central Committee (Gallatin Republicans) as the State Committee man. I've attended multiple state conventions, serving on the platform committee, and as a delegate to the State Convention who's duty was to vote on delegates for the National Convention. In the Republican Central Committee, I also served on the executive board, and nomination committee for the Central Committee offices.