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Joseph Tropila

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Joseph Tropila
Montana State Senate District 13
Former member
Term in office began
2003 (District 24), 2007 (District 13)
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Joseph Tropila (b. May 31, 1935) is a former Democratic member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 13 from 2007 to 2011. State term limits disqualified him from re-election in 2010.

Tropila earned his BS from the University of Great Falls in 1961.

Tropila was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He then worked as a Natural Gas Engineer from 1961 to 1965. From 1965 to 1988 he was a Restaurant/Lounge Owner.

Tropila was a Clerk/Recorder for Cascade County from 1981 to 1993. He served in the Montana State House of Representatives from 1975 to 1980 and again from 1994 to 2002. He then joined the Montana State Senate in 2003. He has served in that position since, representing the 14th district.

Committee assignments


On November 7, 2006, Tropila won re-election to the 13th District Seat in the Montana State Senate unopposed.[1]

Montana State Senate, District 13 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Tropila (D) 5,855

Campaign donors

In 2006, Tropila collected $3,265 in donations.[2]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Montanan Building Industry Association $130
Mark Staples $130
Montana Public Employees Association $130
Montana Medical Association $130
Glacier PAC $130


Tropila and his wife, Mary, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana Senate District 13
Succeeded by
Edward Buttrey