Living in Missoula means being governed by the City of Missoula, Missoula County, and the State of Montana. For governmental specifics related to the City of Missoula and Missoula County, visit their pages on this site using the respective preceding links.
With regard to state government, the State of Montana is directed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and other Executive-branch elected officials. They all serve four-year terms with elections coinciding with U.S. presidential election years.
Montana has a bicameral legislature with 50 Senators and 100 Representatives. The Legislature meets in odd number years in a 90-day General Session. Senators serve four-year terms, and Representatives serve two-year terms. The state capital of Montana is Helena, 120 miles northeast of Missoula.