Democrat Steve Bullock was projected winner of the Montana gubernatorial election by CNN and NBC on Wednesday.
Bullock, currently Montana's attorney general, faced former GOP congressman Rick Hill. Montana's previous governor, Democrat Brian Schweitzer, was prohibited from seeking a third term under the state constitution.
The Missoulian provides some background on Bullock's record of service for Montana:
Bullock, 46, was elected as Montana’s attorney general in 2008, defeating Republican Tim Fox in a competitive race. As attorney general, Bullock, a Democrat, was able to steer bills through a Republican-controlled 2011 Legislature bills aimed at Montana’s drunken driving and prescription drug abuse problems.
In his campaign for governor, Bullock has advocated giving Montana homeowners a one-time $400 property tax rebate and called for eliminating property taxes on business equipment for businesses whose equipment has an aggregate market value of less than $100,000.