About Us

The Montana Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (MRLCC) is the official campaign arm of Montana’s Republican Legislators.

The MRLCC is dedicated exclusively to electing more Republicans to the State House and Senate. The MRLCC provides financial, training and strategic assistance to legislative candidates, ensuring that candidates are equipped with the necessary tools to run effective and efficient campaigns.


speaker-austin-knudsenSpeaker Austin Knudsen, Chairman

A fifth generation Montanan from Culbertson, Austin Knudsen is the Speaker of the Montana House of Representatives. Austin was first elected to the Montana House of Representatives in 2010. During the 2013 Legislature, he was elected as the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House and elected Speaker in 2015.  Outside of politics, Austin is an attorney and owner of Knudsen Law, PLLC in Culbertson, and also farms with his family at Culbertson and Bainville. Austin and his wife Christie live outside Culbertson with their 3 children.

Board of Directors

  • Senator Gordy Vance, Vice Chair
  • Representative Nancy Balance
  • Senator Mark Blasdel
  • Representative Jeff Essmann
  • Senator Fred Thomas
  • Representative Greg Hertz
  • Senator Eric Moore
  • Representative Forrest Mandeville
  • Senator Matt Rosendale
  • Representative Mark Noland
  • Senator Cary Smith


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