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Daniel Zolnikov is a liberty-minded Republican representing Billings House District 45 in the Montana Legislature. He is a strong believer in gun rights, civil rights concerning our freedoms and liberties, and limited government, and is working to make Montana the Last Best Place for future generations through a stronger job environment, economic freedom, and a simplified tax code.
As a representative who first served in his mid 20’s, Daniel has specialized in 21st Century policy areas addressing the opportunities and risks associated with new technologies. Zolnikov has also lead on energy policy as the Chairman of the Legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee.
Daniel has successfully passed laws requiring government to get a warrant in order to access cellphone location information, protect reporters’ electronic communications from government intrusion, and give immunity from MIP laws to minors who seek emergency medical attention. He also helped lead the effort to revise Montana’s outdated transportation laws to allow ride-sharing services like Uber to operate in Montana, which is expected to reduce the drunk driving epidemic in many communities.
Daniel is a strong advocate of transparency in government, and personally posts all of his votes on his public Facebook page. He regularly interacts with constituents on his Twitter profile, @DanielZolnikov.
Daniel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana where he earned three business majors in Information Systems, Marketing, and Management, along with a minor in Political Science. Outside of the Legislature, Daniel works as a marketing consultant for small Montana businesses.
Daniel enjoys fishing, swimming, and the freedom that only Big Sky Country can offer.
What others are saying about Daniel Zolnikov
“[Zolnikov’s bill] would provide certainty for businesses developing innovative new
services and competing in a global marketplace.” –Facebook, Inc.
“30 Under 30 in Law and Policy” –Forbes
“It’s a smart move – one that ensures journalists can continue to do their jobs effectively” –Missoulian
“The face of online privacy rights in the U.S.” –Mashable
“Hats off to these legislators for caring about privacy.” –Great Falls Tribune
“We can’t thank the Representative enough for his dedication and leadership. We believe Good Samaritan laws have the potential to save young lives when alcohol overconsumption results in a life threatening situation. We look forward to expanding our relationship and continuing to save lives in the future with Representative Zolnikov.” –Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility