To the editor:
I have asked myself many times who the best candidate for Montana’s next governor would be and I keep coming up with one name: U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte.
When asked how I came up with this answer, I can easily respond that Greg developed all the right tools and skills with his experience representing Montana in the swamp called Washington, D.C. As with our president and our country, Greg always has Montana’s greatness and its citizens’ prosperity in mind.
Montana needs to be led by an experienced legislator with a background in running a business. Government should be run just as our personal finances are run. The only difference between the government’s budget and our personal budgets are a lot of zeros.
The federal government should be required to balance its budget just as we do in our everyday lives. If we can’t afford something, we either budget for it or do without until we can. Not so under the current administration, which runs our state as if money were printed daily rather than consist of the hard-earned tax dollars generated by the people.
Greg will have a legacy of putting Montana to work rather than bow to environmentalists sucking the lifeblood from our rural economy. Greg will work to ensure Montana utilizes its natural resources wisely for the state and its residents. Greg will ensure Montana has the capability to keep the lights on with power produced using local resources, by Montanans, for Montanans.
Our timber industry will be utilized to maintain our sickly, mismanaged forest resources and keep our blue, open skies clear of deadly smoke produced as our timber resources are wasted in runaway wildfires.
Bringing the experience of working in D.C. back home will mean much to Montana. Dealing with federal agencies, developing connections within Congress and truly experiencing the swamp gives Greg many more tools and skills than anyone running for the seat.
Greg can truly run Montana how it should be run: aggressively, even-handedly and with the knowledge of what is right and wrong, and what is best for Montana.
Please join me in supporting Greg Gianforte as Montana’s best candidate to run our state as it should be run.
State Rep. Steve Gunderson
House District 1