Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
--Jose Ortega y Gasset, 1883-1955
We pay a quality of life tax to live in Montana and how we spend our money defines our values.
It's time we really pay attention to how our money is being spent.
That said, Montana has nearly 1 million residents. They don't agree on everything, so it's no surprise that their elected representatives don't either.
The Montana legislature is paralyzed by partisanship and special interests. Montanans are tired of politicians who see everything through a partisan filter. No person, group, or political party has a monopoly on the truth. Montanans have a right to expect their elected officials to work together, even when they disagree, to achieve meaningful results.
By far, one of the most frequent issues I heard from neighbors is how fed up they are with career politicians and bureaucrats who can't get along and can't get things done.
I will work with both Democrats and Republicans to get the job done in Helena, and as your State Representative, I will respect opposing views and actively seek out common ground wherever I can find it.