Bullock was born and raised in Montana with his brother, Bill. His parents divorced when he was 11 years old and his father, Mike Bullock, died in 1998. His late father taught vocational educational programs and his mother, Penny, taught kindergarten in Missoula, Montana. After moving to Helena, she was elected as a school board chairwoman. His step-father, Jack, was a superintendent of Billings and Helena Public Schools before he retired last year.
What he does now:
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is in his second term, which ends in 2020 and will be ineligible to run for a third term. He was first elected in 2012, and leads a state that President Donald Trump won by 20 points in the 2016 presidential election. Bullock won his re-election the same year, despite the state’s support for Trump, a theme highlighted in his announcement video.
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What he used to do:
Prior to becoming the governor, Bullock served two terms as Montana’s attorney general and was the chief legal counsel to Montana Secretary of State Mike Cooney.
During his time as attorney general, he fought to separate “dark money” and politics. In 2012, he challenged the the Citizens United decision all the way to the Supreme Court. The Court eventually ruled against him in a 5-4 decision on American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock.
What you might not know about him: