Joel Boniek

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Joel Boniek
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Candidate for
Lieutenant Governor of Montana
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives District 61
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Joel Boniek (b. June 29, 1961) was a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Montana in the 2012 election. He ran on a ticket with Bob Fanning. The two finished last in the June 5th primary.[1]

Boniek served previously in the Montana House of Representatives, representing the 61st District from 2008 to 2011.

Political career

Montana House of Representatives (2008-2011)

While a member of the Montana House of Representatives, Boniek served on the following committees:[2]



See also: Montana gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

Boniek sought the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor of Montana. He and his running mate, Bob Fanning, finished last in the June 5th Republican primary election.[1]


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Boniek ran for re-election to the District 61 seat in 2010, but lost in the June 8 primary to John Esp by a margin of 1,512-1,347. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. His opponent filed a political practices complaint in Dec. 2012, alleging that Boniek's campaign coordinated illegally with the Western Traditions Partnership, now known as the American Traditions Partnership.[3]


On November 4, 2008, Joel Boniek ran unopposed and won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 61, receiving 3,438 votes.

Boniek raised $9,887 for his campaign.[4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 61
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joel Boniek (R) 3,438

Campaign donors

Listed below is the largest contributor to Joel Boniek's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Joel Boniek $3,472

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana State House District 61
Succeeded by
John Esp