Margolis and Nelsen Announce for Governor

Focused on the important of service and volunteerism, Heather Margolis and Steven Nelsen announced today their bid to become Montana’s next governor and lieutenant governor.

From their press release:

The pair of accomplished community service advocates filed their candidacy today with the Secretary of State of Montana and will actively campaign in the Democratic primary, with the intention of competing in the general election campaign for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. The primary election date is June 5, 2012.

“Service and volunteerism are vital to Montana’s economy and to the strength of our communities,” said Heather Margolis, candidate for Governor of the State of Montana. “Some people seem to regard service and civic engagement as nice, but not necessary. That is simply false. We believe the role of civic volunteers and of national service members is vital to addressing local challenges across our state. Service is a key bi-partisan strategy that forges public, private-partnerships among civic groups, veterans, local, state and national programs contribute to the success of our schools and institutions of higher education, our economy, our environment, our healthcare system and our nutrition across Montana. Steve and I are dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of service and volunteerism throughout Montana. We hope to inspire people to get even more involved in their communities.”

Given their records of commitment to national service and Montana, not to mention their extensive experience in important programs—I’d say this pair offers far more than the Republican field.

You can learn more about their campaign here.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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  • You shameless Democrats. What a sham candidacy to allow Steve Bullock to collect more contributions. At least it wasn't you this time.

    • It makes sense that a conservative would criticize people running for office. After all, you guys don't even want to let people vote.

      I'd say this team of candidates is far more credible than the vast majority of the Republican field…and probably will outpoll a few of them.

  • So doesn't this fraud become illegal at some point? I mean they may as well have just picked two seniors at Helena High….

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