Kim Gillan first took an interest in public service while serving on the Billings PTA. She saw then how "one size fits all" approaches hurt Montana schools. It was this experience that led her to run for public office.
Now she's regarded as one of the most knowledgeable lawmakers in areas regarding public schools, including such complex issues as the state's funding formula. After six terms in office, Kim is more convinced than ever that the key to Montana's long-term economic success is a well-educated, well-trained workforce.
The best way to ensure that our young people can get high paying jobs in the future is to make sure they get a great education. Kim believes that Montana has some of the best schools in the country, and will make it a priority to ensure we build on that strength.
In Congress she'll work to protect local control of schools and to enhance community involvement. And she'll stand up to either party when they want to impose a plan that doesn't work for Montana.