Dan Skattum

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Dan Skattum
Montana House of Representatives, District 62
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)
ProfessionEmergency medical technician
Office website
Campaign website
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Dan Skattum is a former Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 62 since 2011.

Skattum works as an emergency medical technician.


Campaign themes


From Skattum's website:[1]

During tough times, all of us have to cut back. But it seems too many of our elected officials are still addicted to the same old “spend-now-pay-later” brand of politics that put us in this mess in the first place.

I’ve been working to change that. I’m forcing Helena to be more frugal and focus on the priorities — like education, law enforcement and roads — while allowing a free people to make their own decisions and allow employers to get our economy back on track.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Skattum ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 62. Skattum defeated Juanita Lux in the June 5 primary election and was defeated by Reilly Neill (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngReilly Neill 53.7% 2,431
     Republican Dan Skattum Incumbent 46.3% 2,097
Total Votes 4,528
Montana House of Representatives, District 62 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Skattum Incumbent 77.6% 829
Juanita Lux 22.4% 239
Total Votes 1,068


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Skattum won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Skattum did not have any opposition in June 8 primary. He faced incumbent Robert Ebinger, Jr. (D) and Anthony Miley (C) in the November 2 general election.

Montana House of Representatives, District 62 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Skattum (R) 1,765
Robert Ebinger, Jr. (D) 1,754

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Skattum was up for re-election, he collected $4,960 in donations.[4]

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


Skattum and his wife, Lauretta, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Ebinger, Jr. (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 62
Succeeded by
Reilly Neill (D)