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Consider Larson

Editor, Michael Larson is running for Justice of the Peace. He is currently the Polson City Judge. Prior to my retirement, I was a Montana lawyer for 40 years. I spent the last 12 years as Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the Montana Supreme Court. In that position, I headed the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC). ODC is responsible for the intake, investigation and, if necessary, prosecution of ethics complaints against lawyers. I have known Mike for a half century. We first met in high school and have remained close friends to this day. Mike is honest, reliable and competent. Mike is a person of high character. I have the utmost trust in him.  Mike would make a great Just...

Consider Zinke

Editor, A few weeks ago, a letter from former Governor Schweitzer, who is doing ads for Monica Tranel, seemed to have trouble defining a Socialist. His diatribe indicting Rupert Murdoch and his ranch revealed to me that the old adage that Socialism breeds envy and entitlement is alive and well. So, what i...

Write in candidate

Editor, It’s important that you take the time to write Paul’s name down on a piece of paper. He decided at the last minute to file for Lake County Commissioner and his name will not be on the ballot. You will have to write it in and remember to fill in the bubble beside his name under County C...

Vote kind

Editor, The pollsters are predicting, and the early voters are voting. The pundits proclaim that Trump’s party could do ok in the midterms because it’s always been that way. But this time is all about things no longer being the way they always were before, ever again. We are now on a new road,...

Think independently

Editor, Last week’s legislative updates by Mr. Hertz were a little short on information. Lots of bluster implying that the Dems will eat your children and are the spawn of the devil of course, and of course very little about how the legislature is trying to get you to curtail abortion rights in Nove...


Editor,  Are things better today than they were two years ago? Absolutely not. Monica Tranel is a former Republican who worked on Conrad Burns’ staff in D.C. Monica ran for the Montana Public Service Commission in 2004 and lost as a Republican.   Monica changed parties, ran for th...

Write in candidate endorsed

Editor, I would like to endorse Paul Guenzler, a write in candidate for Lake County commissioner. He is running against Steve Stanley. Paul believes that the county and the Tribes should be working together on our mutual problems. This is something that has been missing in our county government for a long...

Answer questions

Editor, The Missoulian published a Voter Guide for 2022 on Oct. 9 that provided at look at Montana’s Legislative candidates. Each candidate in several western Montana counties was asked to provide a brief bio as well as answer the same five questions. This information gives us, the voters, informati...

Consider Azzopardi

Editor, There could not be a bigger difference between the Democrat and Republican candidates running for Montana House District 93. Shirley Azzopardi has shown that she cares what is on the minds of voters in her District. Shirley has personally knocked over 1,000 doors since May. She is currently knocki...

Keep out partisanship

Editor, Montana is full of many folks with many opinions and beliefs. We live in a very partisan times and our state is no different than many places across this great nation. While there is a place to express one’s political beliefs, the Supreme Court of the State of Montana is not that place. We m...

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