In my eight years in the state Senate, one thing became abundantly clear. With the current short term limits on Legislators, a candidate’s level of leadership experience is extremely valuable.
In Tom McGillvray, Senate District 24 has an opportunity to elect a senator who has already shown tremendous leadership in Helena. During three of his four terms in the House, Tom McGillvray’s colleagues elected him to lead them as majority whip, deputy minority leader and, finally, as majority leader.
Leading effectively requires vision, character and integrity, which is why McGillvray is so highly respected in Helena, and that can give Senate District 24 a much stronger voice.
I’m not surprised that McGillvray gets support from both Republicans and Democrats, who appreciate his commitment to lower taxes, a responsible state budget and tougher criminal laws.
In this era of fast turnover in the Legislature, leadership experience counts, and Tom McGillvray has it in Senate District 24.