Mary Caferro is a compassionate leader on human services and disabilities

Mary Caferro is compassionate and effective legislator, dedicated to Montanans with disabilities and those who care for them. She is a champion for children and adults with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and mental illness, working to ensure they may live with dignity and independence.

As a key legislator on the budget committee, Mary has fought to resist budget cuts to critical services. In 2017.

Mary assured CHIP coverage for autism, protected foster children, secured raises for caregivers, and achieved funding for suicide prevention.

A gifted organizer and strategist, Mary brings skills critical for addressing the human services budget crisis now and in the upcoming State Legislative Session.

Mary Caferro


  • Easterseals honored Senator Mary Caferro with the 2016 National Outstanding Advocate Award.
  • NAMI Montana awarded Mary a NAMI Hero Award for her outstanding legislative advocacy effort on behalf of Montanans who live with serious mental illness and their families.
  • The Montana Conference on Suicide Prevention presented Mary with the 2014 Impact Award.
  • Helena Industries named Mary their 2012 Advocate of the Year for her work on behalf of people with developmental disabilities.
“Mary is loyal to the people in her district and invested in improving their lives; her history shows it. With the recent closing of Helena Industries, we need Mary to fight for these services in the legislature. Mary is our best hope. Her unique experience in human services budget and policy is needed now more than ever!”
Charlie Briggs, Human Services advocate and constituent