Meet Mike Cooney
Growing up in Butte
Mike grew up in Butte and worked at the family business, the Cooney Food Brokerage.
University of Montana
Mike graduated from Butte High School and enrolled at the University of Montana, graduating with a degree in Political Science.
1977 - 1980
Montana State House
Mike Cooney served in the Montana State House of Representatives. At the time Mike was one of the youngest legislators in Montana history
Married DeeAnn in Butte, America
Mike married DeeAnn Gribble on December 29, 1979 in Butte, America.
Son Ryan born
Mike and DeeAnn welcomed their first son, Ryan Cooney in Arlington, VA on March 5, 1984.
Daughter Adan born
Son Colin born
1989 - 2001
Secretary of State
Mike Cooney served three terms as Secretary of State for Montana, focused on protecting voting rights and making it easier to do business in the state. Cooney also served as a member of the Land Board, opening up public access for Montanans.
Did you know?
Mike Cooney has a turtle named Zelmo, who joined the family in 1994.
2001 - 2006
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
Mike Cooney served as Executive Director of Montana Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies helping to secure access to quality healthcare for Montana kids.
2003 - 2011
Mike Cooney served in the Montana State Senate, presiding as President of the Senate from 2007 – 2009 and championing issues like healthcare, public lands and LGBTQ equality.
2006 - 2015
Department of Labor
Mike Cooney served as Division Administrator of the Business Standards Division and the Workforce Services Division before going on to serve as the Deputy Commissioner at the Montana Department of Labor & Industry.
2010 - 2011
2016 - Now
Mike Cooney and Steve Bullock won re-election on November 8, 2016, beating Republican Greg Gianforte.
2016 - NOW
Fighting for Montanans
As Lt. Governor, Mike Cooney has traveled the state listening to Montanans about issues that matter to them, like good-paying jobs, public education, access to healthcare, public lands, and equal pay.
Campaign for Governor
Mike Cooney announces campaign for Governor!
2019 - NOW
Since last summer, Mike has been traveling…
Mike has spent the last few months traveling across Montana, from Wibaux to Whitefish, meeting with voters face-to-face about issues that matter in their communities.