MONTANA STATE LEGISLATOR
House District 86
In the top 5 of all 100 Representatives for getting bills passed into law.
Committed to finding prudent solutions to the challenges facing Montanans, restoring civility to our politics, resisting radical threats to our constitutional order, and preserving our Montana way of life.
Chairs the committee responsible for the state's education budget and for oversight of the state education agencies.
At home in Hamilton
36 Bills passed since 2019
5th generation Bitterrooter
Born and raised in Hamilton,
returned home in 2008
B.S. Civil Engineering
M.A. National Security Studies
Ph.D. Space Physics
Retired U.S. Army Colonel
West Point professor
Hamilton School Board, 9 years
(chairman for 7 years)
CFO, start-up engineering firm
Montana House of Representatives, 3 terms
David Bedey was born and raised in Hamilton. He studied civil engineering and economics at Montana State University before accepting a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army.
During a 30-year military career, Dave served in combat units—including deployment during the Persian Gulf War—and as a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. While on active duty, he was able to continue his formal education, earning two master’s degrees in national security studies and a doctorate in physics.
Upon retiring from the Army as a colonel, Dave returned home to Hamilton with his wife of 42 years, Deborah, and their one daughter. He currently works as the chief financial officer of a small engineering firm.
Before being elected to the Montana House of Representatives in 2018, he served on the Hamilton School Board for nine years (chairing the board for seven of those years).
During the 2023 legislative session, Dave served on the House Rules Committee, and the House Appropriations Committee, and chaired the Joint Appropriations Subcommittee for Education. Presently, he is chairing the Education Interim Budget Committee, which is responsible for monitoring execution of the state budget and ensuring that legislative intent is being met.