As a first time politician, submitting my filing fee for House District 48 began what has felt like a political tsunami of emails, invitations, fundraising efforts, speaking engagements and a wide variety of other new demands. It's given me a whole new level of respect for those who choose to serve. In this season when we feel bombarded with political noise, I wanted to take a moment to thank the remarkable, bright people who have come alongside me to encourage and guide me in this journey.
A special thank you to Tom McGillvray (SD 24) for his hours of wisdom and guidance. I would also like to thank: Deanna Lenz (my amazing treasurer); Sens. Cary Smith (SD 27) and Doug Kary (SD 22); Representatives Dennis Lenz (HD 53), Vince Ricci (HD 55), Barry Usher (HD 40), Sue Vinton (HD 56) and Peggy Webb (HD 43); fellow candidates Bill Mercer (HD 46), Terry Moore (HD 54) and Colton Zaugg (HD 47); as well as many other Republican leaders across the state who have offered their support. You are some of the finest people I've met with a heart to serve Montana with integrity and honor. I wish them the best in each of their races. Montana citizens will be well represented by these outstanding leaders.