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Joanne Blyton

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Joanne Blyton
Current candidacy
Running for Montana State Senate, District 29
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Montana House of Representatives, District 59
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
BirthdayDecember 7, 1947
Place of birthLaurel, Maryland
ProfessionBusiness operator
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Personal website
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Joanne Blyton (b. December 7, 1947) is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 59. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Blyton's professional experience includes working as the owner of Service Station, branch secretary at NASA, bus driver for the Transportation Department, driver instructor for the Transportation Department, and transportation supervisor for the Transportation Department.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Blyton served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Vice Chair
State Administration


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Blyton served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2011
State Administration



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014. Elli Elliott is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Joanne Blyton faces David Howard in the Republican primary. Incumbent Edward Walker (R) is not seeking re-election.


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Blyton won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 59. Blyton ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Paul Beck (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Montana House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoanne Blyton Incumbent 51.4% 2,663
     Democratic Paul Beck 48.6% 2,514
Total Votes 5,177


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Blyton won election to the Montana House of Representatives. Blyton did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. She faced Paul Beck (D) in the November 2 general election.[3][4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 59 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Joanne Blyton (R) 2,426
Paul Beck (D) 1,990

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Blyton is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Blyton raised a total of $22,900 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.[5]

Joanne Blyton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 59 Won $12,925
2010 Montana House, District 59 Won $9,975
Grand Total Raised $22,900


Blyton won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Blyton raised a total of $12,925.


In 2010, a year in which Blyton was up for re-election, he collected $9,975 in donations.[6]

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


Blyton and her husband, Don, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Beck (D)
Montana House of Representatives District 59
Succeeded by