Rep. Kimberly Dudik has served in the Montana Legislature as a State Representative since first being elected in 2012. Dudik began with her work as a YWCA domestic violence advocate, then as a registered nurse specializing in neonatal intensive care, as a small business owner, and finally as an attorney, before she decided to run for office. Her expertise in the legislature encompasses various areas. She serves on the Appropriations Committee; the Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement, and Justice; and the Rules Committee; and the Finance Committee. She is Chairwoman of the Task Force on State Public Defender Operations. Rep. Dudik has served as Vice-Chair for the Council of State Government’s – West Public Safety Committee since the committee began. She currently serves as CSG-West Vice-Chair. When not in the legislature, she works as an attorney at Dudik Law P.L.L.C.,practicing civil litigation that focuses on protecting citizens’ rights. Prior to this, she focused her legal work on ensuring the safety of children in abusive or neglectful home situations through her position as an Assistant Attorney General in the Child Protection Unit of the Montana Department of Justice and also as a Deputy Gallatin County Attorney. Rep. Dudik was recognized as a 2013 New Leaders Council 40 Under 40 Award Recipient for Political Leadership.