Joe Read

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Joe Read
Montana House of Representatives, District 15
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$103.69/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Office website
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Joe Read is a former Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 15 from 2011 to 2013.


Campaign themes


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.[1]

Committee assignments


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



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.[2][3]

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


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.

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


In 2010, a year in which Read ran for election, he collected $950 in donations.[4]

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
Succeeded by
Frosty Calf Boss Ribs (D)