Mike Halligan Interview, July 29, 2009


Mike HalliganFollow


Bob Brown



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Mike Halligan discusses his twenty years serving in the Montana State Senate and why he became involved in politics. He talks about fellow legislators Chet Blaylock, Jean Turnage, Francis Bardanouve, Bill Norman, Joe Mazurek, and Bruce Crippen and lobbyists with whom he worked. He reflects on Governors Schwinden, Stephens, Racicot, Martz, and Schweitzer. He talks about the Montana Power Company's influence and describes work on deregulation, sales tax, and term limits and talks about his run for the lieutenant governorship with gubernatorial candidate Dorothy Bradley.


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Document Type

Oral History


Bardanouve, Francis, 1917-2002; Blaylock, Chet, 1924-; Bradley, Dorothy M., 1947-; Crippen, Bruce D., 1932-; Martz, Judy; Mazurek, Joe; Norman, William J. (William James) 1922-; Racicot, Marc; Schweitzer, Brian, 1955-; Schwinden, Ted; Stephens, Stan; Turnage, Jean A., 1926-; Montana. Legislature. Senate; Montana Power Company; Corporations; Deregulation; Elections; Ex-legislators; Governors; Lobbying; Lobbyists; Political candidates; Sales tax; Term limits; Public office

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 396-059

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound disk (80 min.): analog + 1 transcript (27 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:21:04 minutes

Local Filename

OH_396_059.mp3; OH_396_059.pdf

Mike Halligan Interview, July 29, 2009
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