Common Sense and Logic for Eastern Montana
Our lives and the way we live them influence our outlook on the world around us. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have received, among the greatest of these being my wife Kathy and our children. I am inspired by them to further serve my community and leave our Montana a better place for the next generation. I believe most folks have the same goals we do, a quiet, secure place to live, work and raise our families. We need good paying jobs and an equal opportunity to build our dreams, while still leaving some time to enjoy the lives we are making.
Growing up in Dawson County, my school career started in the proverbial “one room” rural schoolhouse at Morgan Creek, and moved on up through Lincoln, Washington and Graduation from DCHS in 1983, and finally finished off by Graduation in Farm and Ranch Business management from DCC in 2006.
A lifetime spent in production Agriculture and construction have given me a can do- let’s get it done determination. Dealing with slim profit margins you learn how to solve a problem with management, not by just throwing money at it. In the past I have served on various school, civic organization, and church boards, I am currently serving on the Dawson County Land Advisory Board, appointed by the Dawson County Commissioners.
- Husband and father
- 5th generation Dawson County
I believe in:
- Lower taxes
- State Sovereignty
- Smaller government
- Personal responsibility
- Hunting preservation
- Agriculture preservation
- Natural Resource development
- Individual Liberty and Freedom!
Montana is the Treasure State- but the real treasure is not drilled for, dug for, or harvested from the surface. The real treasure is the people here. We are what make Montana – Montana. The real treasure is in the families we raise, the friends we make, and in the God we serve. The majestic mountains in the west to the beautiful badlands in the east are only a treasure if there is a person, a human being, there to enjoy and use it. To that person Montana is a treasure, to an animal it is only habitat.
Resource development in some shape or form is our economy. The responsible harvesting of these resources are our jobs. Natural resources feed, cloth, and shelter us. Our natural resources are only a resource if we are able to use them. Of what value is coal, oil, or natural gas if we don’t use them to heat and electrify our homes and energize our machines, schools and businesses? The only new wealth that is added to our economy is created by harvesting something from the earth.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4