Candidate has what it takes
The 2008 election was in many respects a call for change from existing policies. The election of 2010 can and in my view should be another change from what resulted from that earlier election.
This November the voters of Lake County will have an opportunity to elect a new representative on the Public Service Commission. I will be voting for Bill Gallagher.
Bill was a businessman in Polson a number of years ago. He owned and operated the Polson Days Inn and the Farm Bureau Insurance agency. Following those experiences, he enrolled in law school at the University of Montana, and is now a lawyer with a private practice in Helena.
He will bring to the PSC an understanding of the challenges and demands of private business and entrepreneurship as well as an understanding of the applicable utility and land use laws. In my conversations with Bill, it is clear that he is a conservative with a no-nonsense appreciation for the challenges that the PSC faces. His belief is that the rates authorized by that body should be the lowest possible for the consumer with an appreciation of the difficulties faced by the producers. I encourage Lake County conservatives to vote for Bill this November.