Steve Bullock was sworn in as governor of Montana on January 7, 2013, and was sworn in for his second term on January 2, 2017.
Bullock was elected as Montana’s attorney general in 2008. Prior to his election, Bullock operated his own law firm, representing individuals, consumer organizations, labor unions, law enforcement officers, small and large businesses. He also served as chief legal counsel to the Montana secretary of state and chief deputy attorney general at the Montana Department of Justice. Bullock also has served as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School.
Since taking office, Bullock has prioritized responsible fiscal management for Montana, while working to bring better jobs, better education and a more effective government to the state. He’s reached across party lines to bolster the state’s public education system, cut taxes for businesses and make Montana’s government more transparent and accessible.
Bullock was born in Missoula and raised in Helena, where he graduated from public schools. He received his undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College and his juris doctor, with honors, from Columbia University Law School in New York. Bullock and his wife Lisa have three kids.
Lisa Downs Bullock was born in Helena, Montana, and is the oldest of six children. She attended Helena public schools and earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Carroll College in Helena and began working on her master’s degree in applied mathematics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She has worked for IBM, Northrop Grumman, MAXIMUS and has taught high school mathematics. Currently she is an IT project manager for CourtViewJustice Solutions, a company that engineers, installs and supports justice information and process management systems.
Mrs. Bullock serves on the board of the Lewis & Clark County Community Foundation, an organization that provides financial support to charitable projects in the greater Helena area.
The Bullocks have three children: Caroline, 11; Alexandria, 9; and Cameron, 7. In her free time, Mrs. Bullock enjoys volunteering at her children’s elementary school and coaching her son’s basketball team, as well as skiing, hiking and playing basketball.
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