Summary

Stephen Bullock was born in 1966 and is currently serving as the Governor of Montana. His current term ends in 2020.

The 24th Governor of Montana, Bullock was first elected in 2012 and was reelected in 2016. Since July 2018, he has served as the Chair of the National Governors Association.

A graduate of Columbia Law School, Bullock served as chief legal counsel to the Secretary of State of Montana. He worked as Executive Assistant Attorney General and Acting Chief Deputy Attorney General of Montana. In 2008, he was elected as Attorney General of Montana and he served from 2009 to 2013.

Below is Governor Bullock’s record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.

In July 2019, Governor Bullock said he will keep the US embassy in Jerusalem should he be elected President: “I wouldn’t have moved the embassy without getting something out of it,” but added that he would keep the embassy in its current location in Jerusalem “because it’s moved.”  

Governor Bullock has spoken out against hate and anti-Semitism. A bipartisan 2016 letter that he co-signed with other federal elected officials from Montana condemned the intimidation of the local Jewish community in Montana by a white supremacist website that targeted it.

Governor Bullock opposes the discriminatory Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement that targets Israel and signed AJC’s Governors United Against BDS initiative. Governor Bullock referred to Israel as a “trusted country, a trusted friend” and has expressed his belief that the U.S. should work towards a two-state solution.

Governor Bullock has stated that he does not support the idea of reentering the Iran nuclear deal “word for word.” He argued that he “would be happy to make some changes” to the nuclear agreement.  

He said that, if elected President, he would keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem “because it’s moved.”

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