Here’s the list of candidates in Cascade County/Great Falls who will be on the ballot in November competing for seats in the Montana State Legislature, followed by E-City Beat’s invitation for each candidate to answer some questions for voters. We encourage our readers to contact the candidates and encourage them to respond so that voters can be more informed come Election Day.
Steve Fitzpatrick (R) is running unopposed. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy McKamey (R) – email@example.com
George Shultz (L) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Smith (D) – email@example.com
Fred Anderson (R) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaime Horn (D) – email@example.com
Ed Buttrey (R) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jasmine Taylor (D) – email@example.com
Lola Sheldron-Galloway (R) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Brad Hamlett (D) – email@example.com
Scot Kerns (R) – ElectKerns@gmail.com
Barbara Bassette (D) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Galloway (R) – email@example.com
Jasmine Krotkov (D) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Gist (R) – email@example.com
Helena Lovick (D) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Trebas (R) – email@example.com
The E-City Beat (https://ecitybeat1.wpengine.com/) blog is coordinating a legislative candidate project.
E-City Beat wants to help make sure local Great Falls/Cascade County area voters have as much information as possible going into the 2020 elections and we’re going to be publishing regular candidate updates etc.
This is an opportunity for you to make your pitch to the voters directly by submitting a piece written in your own words, 600 words max, answering the following questions:
Talk a little bit about your background, family, work, and hobbies/interests.
Why are you running for the office?
Why are you running as a Democrat, Libertarian or Republican?
What are a couple of issues in the state legislature that you could work on to help Great Falls and Cascade County grow and prosper?
What makes you the best candidate in the race?
Your response will be published in full and unedited, but please address the questions above and keep your answer at 600 words or less, total, not per question.
E-City Beat has a substantial local readership and following and will publish your responses on the blog and promote them on social media.
We will publish responses from candidates together by district – i.e. returned responses from candidates in HD21 will be published in the same post at the same time etc.
The deadline to return your response is Monday, August 24. We will begin publishing responses starting the following week.
You can send your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org, we prefer MS Word format but PDF is acceptable. And please include a picture of your smiling face if you would like that included.
Thank you for running for public office and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time.