Joe Read

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Joe Read
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Former candidate for
Montana House of Representatives, District 15
PartyConstitutional Party
Elections and appointments
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives, District 15
2011 - 2013
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Joe Read was a 2014 candidate for District 79 of the Montana House of Representatives, appearing on the ballot as a Constitutional candidate.[1]

Read is a former Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 15 from 2011 to 2013.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

In the event of re-election, Read said he would pursue his bill which would establish a state-owned bank, as well as the protection of funds used during wildfires, and the expansion of responsible natural resource development.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Read served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. George Kipp III defeated Eldena Bear Don't Walk in the Democratic primary. Joe Read ran as a Constitutional candidate. Kipp defeated Read in the general election. Incumbent Frosty Calf Boss Ribs (D) did not seek re-election.[3][4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 15 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Kipp III 57.4% 1,043
     Constitution Joe Read 42.6% 775
Total Votes 1,818
Montana House of Representatives, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Kipp III 57.4% 308
Eldena Bear Don't Walk 42.6% 229
Total Votes 537

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Read ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 15. Read ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and was defeated by Frosty Calf Boss Ribs (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrosty Calf Boss Ribs 57.7% 1,969
     Republican Joe Read Incumbent 42.3% 1,446
Total Votes 3,415

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Read won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Read did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. He faced incumbent Frosty Calf Boss Ribs (D) in the November 2 general election.[7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 15 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Read (R) 1,180
Frosty Calf Boss Ribs (D) 1,108

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Read ran for election, he collected $950 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Montana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Read's campaign in 2010
Lake County Republican Central Cmte$400
Glacier County Republican Central Cmte$250
Miksell, Lawarence$100
Preston, Jay$100
Total Raised in 2010 $950

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frosty Calf Boss Ribs (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 15
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Frosty Calf Boss Ribs (D)