David Howard (Montana legislator)
|Running for Montana State Senate, District 29|
|General election||November 4, 2014|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 60|
|2009 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Birthday||October 19, 1946|
|Profession||Home Inspector, Mountain Home Inspections|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Howard served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Human Services|
|• State Administration|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Howard served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Human Services, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Howard served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Human Services|
- See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Montana State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for major party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Elli Elliott was unopposed in the Democratic primary. David Howard defeated Joanne Blyton in the Republican primary. Incumbent Edward Walker (R) is not seeking re-election.
|Montana State Senate, District 29 Republican Primary, 2014|
Howard won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 60. Howard defeated Kathy Haman and Dale Milligan in the June 5 primary election and defeated Jim Dickey (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 60, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||David Howard Incumbent||69.4%||3,480|
|Montana House of Representatives, District 60 Republican Primary, 2012|
|David Howard Incumbent||50.7%||917|
On November 2, 2010, Howard won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary and no one filed to run against him in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
On November 4, 2008, David Howard won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 60, receiving 2,635 votes.
Howard raised $12,080 for his campaign.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 60|
|David Howard (R)||2,635|
|Ross Keogh (D)||2,397|
Comprehensive donor information for Howard is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Howard raised a total of $26,452 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.
|David Howard's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 60||$7,071|
|2010||Montana House, District 60||$7,301|
|2008||Montana House, District 60||$12,080|
|Grand Total Raised||$26,452|
2012Howard won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Howard raised a total of $7,071.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Howard (Montana legislator)'s campaign in 2012|
|Stillwater County Republican Central Committee||$800|
|Priest, Jason S.||$320|
|Askins, Melvyn D.||$160|
|Total Raised in 2012||$7,071|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Howard was up for re-election, he collected $7,301 in donations.
No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.
Listed below is the largest contributor to David Howard's 2008 campaign.
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.
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Howard and his wife, Carla, have six children.
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- Montana Secretary of State, "2010 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "Legislative Primary Canvass - June 08, 2010," accessed March 8, 2014
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- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
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