Max Yates

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Max Yates
Montana House of Representatives, District 74
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$103.69/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
High schoolButte High School
Date of birth1963
Place of birthButte, Montana
ProfessionBody shop owner
Office website
Campaign website
Max Yates (b. 1963) is a former Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 74 from 2011 to 2013.

Yates works as the owner and manager of Yates Body Shop.


Campaign themes


Yates opposed "any plan" to increase taxes. He voiced support for workers' compensation reform, natural resource development, expansion of industrial arts programs in public education, and a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs in public schools and research institutions.[1]

Committee assignments


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



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Yates ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 74. Yates ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and was defeated by Ryan Lynch (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 74, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Lynch 54.7% 2,675
     Republican Max Yates Incumbent 45.3% 2,211
Total Votes 4,886


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Yates won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Yates did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. He faced Bob Brock (D) in the November 2 general election.

Montana House of Representatives, District 74 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Max Yates (R) 1,855
Bob Brock (D) 1,834

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Yates was up for re-election, he collected $16,689 in donations.[4]

No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.


Yates and his wife, Lisa, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Josh Peck (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 74
Succeeded by
Ryan Lynch (D)