Investing In Our Future!
I have been blessed to represent House District 7 in Kalispell over the last three legislative sessions. As a member of the Montana House of Representatives I am fortunate to have been part of a number of significant legislative victories intended to produce solutions to many of our most pressing issues.
Over my term those initiatives have included: balancing the budget while still making significant infrastructure investments, improving access to life saving medications, developing effective mental health interventions, improving enhanced 911 capabilities, investing in schools, and reducing the cost of prescriptions and healthcare premiums. Our success is founded in the number of bills I either sponsored or supported that became law:
HB 2 (2017, 2019) Championed policies that support a balanced budget
*HB 61 (2017) Released over 10 million dollars in unused and bureaucratically trapped 911 funds to be used for improved 911 services.
*HB 92 (2017) Improves efficiency and lowers costs in DOT contracts
*HB 333 (2017) Makes Narcan, a lifesaving antidote, more readily available
*HB 462 (2017) Assists FVCC with providing educational programs supporting Montana’s growing Brewery industry.
*HB 473 (2017) Addresses our crumbling infrastructure by requiring tourists to invest with us in road and bridge projects via gas tax dollars
SB 260 (2017) Creates Montana’s first school maintenance and repair fund from Coal Trust revenues.
*HB 98 (2019) Clarifies laws related to police officer training and standards in Montana.
*HB 206 (2019) Protects millions of capital credit dollars invested in our rural electric cooperatives.
*HB 275 (2019) Allows active duty purple heart recipients better hunting access.
HB 660 (2019) Provides grants for mental health crisis intervention teams for local communities.
HB 658 (2019) Reforms Montana’s Medicaid program and invests millions of federal dollars in improved health outcomes for over 80,000 Montanans.
SB 125 (2019) Helps lower health care premiums for over 50,000 Montanans by creating a reinsurance pool.
*(Direct or Primary Bill Sponsor)
In this fourth and final term, there is still much work to be done. I need your vote and your continued support to fight for common sense solutions to Montana’s biggest issues. I’ve outlined some of my priorities below and I’m excited about the chance to continue to serve Kalispell and help create a strong future!
A proven track record of supporting solutions that promote
healthy communities and access to healthcare.
Supporting small business and the jobs they produce.
Supporting our public safety and healthcare workers on the
Supporting education because I know having a
well-educated work force will be a key factor in our recovery.
Thank you for continuing to provide me with the opportunity to serve our community. I look forward to seeing you as we canvas the neighborhoods in our district.
Montana House of Representatives
House District 7