Rick Laible

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Rick Laible
Montana State Senate District 44
Former member
Term in office began
2003 (District 30), 2007 (District 44)
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Business Owner
Rick Laible (b. October 2, 1945) is a former Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 44 from 2007 to 2011. State term limits disqualified him from re-election in 2010.

Laible attended California State University, Hayward, from 1964 to 1965.

Laible was Director of Construction for Payless Drug Stores from 1975 to 1981. He has been Owner/President of East Bay Fixture Company since 1965. He has also been the owner of Nez Perce Arabians since 1976.

Laible was Precinct Person for Precinct 2, Ravalli County Republican Party from 1999 to 2000. He served in the Montana State House of Representatives from 2001 to 2002. He then joined the Montana State Senate in 2003. He has served in that position since, representing the 44th District.

Committee assignments


On November 7, 2006, Laible won re-election to the 44th District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating Dave Lewis (R).[1]

Montana State Senate, District 44 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Laible (R) 5,527
Deb Essen (D) 3,349

Campaign donors

In 2006, Laible collected $9,615 in donations.[2]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Ravalli County Republican Womens Club $300
Ravalli County Republican Central Committee $300
Joyce Klanan $130
James Cote $130
Grant Lincoln $130


Laible and his wife, Frances, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana Senate District 44
Succeeded by
Bob Lake