May 22 election mail bag
Lee Huestis is a Republican candidate in Senate District 4. I have known Lee and Lee’s family for nearly five decades. I personally know Lee to be deeply honest and serious. He lives his values. Lee is a work horse, not a show horse.
As a state senator, Lee will continue to focus on the basic needs of the people he represents. Lee is a lifelong Republican whom I particularly admire because he has always been an independent thinker. If elected, he will not be a party fanatic. The Lee Huestis I know is driven by deep thought and hard work. He won’t be anyone’s man but his own.
Lee followed me for a few years as a counselor for the Teenage Republican Club at Flathead High School. I then spotted him as a perfect model for young idealists interested in getting involved in our democratic system.
Politics was much less polarized during the years I served in the state senate. Lee Heustis has the deep, balanced judgment that is exactly what we still need in the State Senate.
— Bob Brown, Whitefish
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Flathead County Clerk and Archivist Debbie Pierson for her continued dedication to our county and for working so hard to ensure the integrity of the election while maintaining our citizens’ ability to vote.
I participated in a review of our county election process last year that looked at how our county administers the critical work of managing and running our elections. I personally observed the process at the polls and in their offices and witnessed the great care and dedication with which the staff and volunteers of our electoral service carried out their work.
Having served three terms on the House of Representatives State Administration Committee, where we constantly heard and reviewed our election procedures and heard about best practices, I am confident that we benefit from one of better electoral processes in the state and in our country. I couldn’t have been more impressed with Deb Pierson’s leadership and the work of her team.
I feel very lucky as a member of this valley to know that we have someone who is so passionate about fair and transparent elections and who is dedicated to this proposition. I’m glad to see that Deb wants to continue as Clerk and Archivist and I don’t believe there is anyone who could be more committed. I want her to know that I and many others in our valley support the work that she and her staff do and I am thrilled to see that she is ready to continue serving in this role.
—Frank Garner, Kalispell
Falk loves numbers
Mathematically, our government cannot continue to print money and spend. Inflation was once called the “silent tax”. It’s not so quiet anymore. It screams at all of us, from the gas pump to the register.
At all levels of government, partisan or non-partisan, local, state or federal, we need to elect leaders who understand math. Terry Falk for House District 8, Kalispell, is an entrepreneur and businessman who understands the devastation created by poor fiscal policy. During my years at Helena, I have discovered that there are two different types of legislators, those who protect/enhance state government revenue streams and those who fight to protect family revenue streams from Montana. Montana needs leaders like Terry Falk who are more concerned with protecting the wallets of Montana families.
There is no doubt that Terry Falk will fight for Montana families in Helena. Support Terry Falk this June 7th.
—Matt Regier, Kalispell
Dr. Bukacek is a candidate for the Civil Service Commission; PSC. Have you heard the Bukacek campaign radio spots? Dr. Bukacek does his own commercials.
Conversely, one of his opponents has a radio ad where a professional advertises for him. Doing the work herself is characteristic of Dr. Bukacek. She also does this with her private medical practice. Being willing and able to do the research for the best result instead of going to a PSC staff member makes Dr. Bukacek the best candidate for the PSC.
His decisions will be personally well documented in the best interest of the public.
—Keith Regier, Kalispell