Capitol Tracker

Exploring the data on Montana's 2021 legislative session

A digital guide by | Support this work
HomeKey billsFind a billFind a lawmakerFind your districtWhat's upcomingHow to participate
House »
GOP-held 67-33
Senate »
GOP-held 31-19
Gov. »
Greg Gianforte (R)
Last updated 5:26 PM Jun 22, 2021

Rep. Joe Read

Representing HD 93
Ronan, Charlo, Arlee

Read previously served in the House in 2019 and 2011.

HD 93 election results

Last in-cycle for House election in 2020. House seats are elected every two years, Senate seats every four.

General election vote, 2020

(R) JOE READ(D)57%43%
Won by 13% (695 votes)

Party primary vote, 2020

(R) JOE READ(R)69%31%
Won by 38% (647 votes)

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)53%42%
Won by 11% (568 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 1,991 House floor votes involving bills:
87%With majority of House lawmakers
91%With majority of GOP caucus
54%With majority of Dem. caucus
Read has been absent or excused for 11 votes.
Montana Free Press
Local journalists covering Montana for you.

Bills sponsored

HB 241: Revise hunting laws related to tribal boundaries
From Joe Read (R)Bill text1 MTFP story
HB 309: Add tribal police/agents to MDT form
HB 526: Generally revise county assessor laws
HB 591: Generally revise evidence laws
HB 592: Generally revise absolute liability laws
HB 594: Exempt DNRC grants from environmental review
HB 595: Revise laws related to salvage vehicles
HB 596: Generally revise laws related to false arrest and imprisonment
HB 656: Providing appropriations related to law enforcement within Flathead Reservation
Showing 9 of 9

Committee assignments

  • House Appropriations
  • Joint Natural Resources and Transportation

News coverage

MTFP stories involving this lawmaker
Tribal leaders and landowners clash over hunting proposal

More information about this guide is available here. Reach data reporter Eric Dietrich with questions, comments or bug reports for this project at

Think there's a potential news story to be done about a bill or lawmaker you see here? Tell us at




© 2021 Montana Free Press. Privacy PolicyMTFP logo