Don Richman

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Don Richman
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Candidate for
Montana State Senate, District 17
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service3 years, late 1960s
Campaign website
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Don Richman was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 17 of the Montana State Senate.

Richman served three years in the Army, one of which was in Vietnam; he is a lifetime member of the VFW Post 4744 and the Disabled American Veterans. After managing a John Deere dealership as well as a ranch, he went into the insurance industry, ultimately co-owning a business with his wife. He has served on several boards and councils, including the Harlem City Council and the Harlem School Board.[1]


Campaign themes

Richman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Smaller Government

  • Excerpt:"I feel taxed to death, and its time we give our taxpayers - that's me and you - a break!"

Right to Life

  • Excerpt:"We've killed a whole generation of babies and this must stop. We need to get back to those good old Judeo Christian values of God, family and country. How can it be okay to not notify a parent that a young girl is having an abortion, but we can't give her a tylenol for the pain in school?"

Gun Control

  • Excerpt:"I feel just like Charlton Heston - the only way you'll get my guns is from my cold dead hands."



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Richman ran in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 17. Richman defeated Douglas Stuart in the June 5 primary election and was defeated by Greg Jergeson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Montana State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Jergeson 53% 3,823
     Republican Don Richman 47% 3,391
Total Votes 7,214


Richman and his wife, Rita, have been married since August 3, 1969. They have two children and five grandchildren. Richman considers himself a "born-again Christian."[1]

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