Erik Somerfeld for SD9

Senate District 9 stretches west of Great Falls through Cascade County though the northern part of Lewis and Clark County down to Powell County and all of Teton County.  The seat was formerly held by John Cobb, a very independent and conservation-minded Republican.

Erik Somerfeld has a great profile for the district.  He is a third generation Montana farmer and the Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department in Power, MT.   Erik is a former Republican, who is now running as a Democrat, and like most farmers who are close to the land, Erik cares about conservation.

He is running against Republican Rick Ripley, current Representative for House District 17, who has an average MCV voting record of less than 6 percent.

Candidate Committee Name & Contact Information

Email: riksomer [at] or call 463-2234
  • District: Senate District 9
  • Party: Democrat
  • Incumbent Status: Not Incumbent
  • Term: 4 years
  • MCV Scorecard Rating: n/a