2018 Election Helena Montana Politics

A note from a Helena legend

Gary Turcott coached 19 seasons and finished with a 376-223 record and is still the winningest coach in Carroll history.

Written By Gary Turcott – Carroll College Head Basketball coach

A not from Coach Turcott:

I want to call your attention to Andy Shirtliff, a candidate for Public Service Commission. Andy will bring a combination of new energy and solid experience to the PSC. He will focus on unleashing a diversity of Montana energy rather than favoring only one source of energy.  Andy served for five years as a Small Business Advocate for the Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

During that time Andy worked relentlessly with business owners and potential new business owners to streamline Montana’s regulatory system. In four of those five years, Montana was ranked as the number one state in the nation to start a small business. Andy also served as a senior policy advisor for Lieutenant Governor, John Bohlinger. During that time he served on commissions for the Labor Management Advisory Council, the Saint Mary’s Milk River Group, and the Drought and Water Advisory Committee.

His qualifications for this position are impressive.  Most importantly, Andy will bring new energy and a fresh outlook to the PSC. Montana needs Andy Shirtliff working for its consumers and its small businesses. I’ve been coaching basketball in Montana for 40 years. I know a good man when I see one.

During his tenure, Turcott led the Saints to seven Frontier Conference championships and seven NAIA national tournament appearances, which have been the only years Carroll advanced to the tournament in the program’s 40-year history. He was also named the conference coach of the year five times.


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