I have known Rick Hill for a number of years. During that time, I have had the opportunity to sit down with him numerous times to discuss his vision and ideas for Montana. It does not take long to find out that Hill is well informed and knowledgeable on the issues affecting our state. However, many individuals, both Democrat and Republican, are knowledgeable. The critical gift that sets Hill apart is leadership. In every endeavor Hill has undertaken, his leadership skills as an administrator have been proven. Hill's gift of leadership will win the respect of both parties as well as leaders in the public and private sectors. I urge you to vote for Hill. I have great confidence that education, families and businesses will thrive under Rick Hill’s leadership as governor.