Duane (Duane) Ankney (R-SS20)
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Capitol: 406.444.4800
FAX: 406.444.4875
District: 406.740.0629
State Capitol 1301 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-8201

District Office:
PO Box 2138
Colstrip, MT 59323-2138
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Carol Schillinger   DOB: 4/14/1946
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications
MemberJoint Interim Committee on Energy and Telecommunications
MemberSenate Committee on Finance and Claims
MemberJoint Interim Committee on Transportation
MemberSenate Committee on Natural Resources
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Natural Resources and Transportation
Vice ChairJoint Interim Budget Committee on Natural Resources
Counties Representing
Custer / Musselshell / Rosebud / Treasure / Yellowstone


Legislative Service House- 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 Senate- 2015, 2017 I am married to Carol Schillinger Ankney. We have five children- Dusti, 43, mother, Chris, 42, works with at risk youth, Kevin, 42, heavy equipment operator, Peter, 35, Major USMC, and Nick, 33, construction carpenter.

I also have five wonderful grandchildren.

I am a US Navy Veteran, 1964-1969. I flew gunfire spotting SAM location missions on the coast of Viet Nam. We flew off the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown.

I was born in 1946 in Lewiston, Idaho and graduated Lapwai High School in 1964. After discharge from the Navy in 1969 I moved to Montana. I worked on ranches and in construction. I lived in Colstrip since 1983. I am currently retired from Westmoreland Coal as a Crushing Superintendent after working in southeast Montana coal mining for 34 years.