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2022 Candidates

The following information was provided by candidates running in the 2022 general election for Missoula County positions and state legislators.

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House District 94 – Rebecca Mapston

“Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” – Courage is one of our greatest character traits! Sometimes God calls upon us to move in courage even when everything tells you to just “stand down.”

Growing up on a ranch as part of the Christensen Brothers Rodeo Company instilled a deep appreciation for my heritage and family values – those are life lessons that guide me daily as I work to help people navigate the system for home ownership, land stewardship, and the ability to provide for their families.

I have a degree in Business and Accounting, and that background has given me and understanding on how to provide for my family and yours. I’m a mortgage underwriter and I’ve been working in the industry for over 20 years, including navigating many families through the last financial crisis.  I have assisted thousands of homeowners stay in their  home who were on the brink of foreclosure. I hold my mortgage originators license in two states, and I am the Branch Manager for Pacific Mortgage Center in Missoula. I also holds my Master Certification with the Dave Ramsey Financial Institute.  I served as Superintendent of the Spokane County Interstate Rodeo for 8 years. I am capable of taking an opportunity that is stagnant and growing it into something self-sustaining and profitable.

In addition to my management experience, I am an entrepreneur.  I created, own, and operate CB Promotions, a Marketing and Media platform used to promote Heritage and the Western Way of Life.  I hold two certifications from Sports Management Worldwide in Sports Broadcasting as well as Sports Media and Communications. I have produced two podcast/internet, radio  shows, cohosted a third, and created a YouTube miniseries called “Come To The Table w/ the CB Cowgirls” a faith based western series about life lessons in the western world.

I was the lead sideline reporter on the media team for the PRCA Columbia River Circuit, interviewing and telling the stories of cowboys and cowgirls actively competing in Professional Rodeo. My interviews have been used and highlighted on Western Sports Round Up, The Cowboy Channel, and RFD-TV.

I served as Mrs. Montana America in 2018, where I promoted the importance of heritage across generational lines and our great Montana values. I also have been the Spokesperson for Domestic Violence being a part of DV Speakers Bureau, and The Spokesperson for The WIN Foundation in the Pacific Northwest, FoRe! International, and The Pledge Campaign against Domestic Violence. As a titleholder, you learn to carry a servant’s heart wherever you go for whomever you represent under the sash and crown you wear. That is the true meaning of being in politics, servanthood. It teaches you to step out of your comfort zone and into new territory for the betterment of your cause.

In addition, I have spent 8 years listening to those who have gone before me in the western world and have told their stories through social media platforms, podcasts, and television. Why is this important? I am a good listener. I am here to represent you.

Lets work together to find a solution to:

  • Rising Property Taxes
  • Housing Affordability
  • Domestic Violence/ Mental Health 
  • Preserving our Montana way of Life


Website email: phone: 406-426-9474

County Commission District 2 – Kim Chambers

Kim Chambers is a life-long Missoula resident. She is a second-generation Building Contractor and Developer, who has over 31 years of business experience in the private sector.  Kim also serves Montanans through her advocacy to fight for affordable homes through fighting restrictive regulations and working with neighborhood communities.  Kim believes that Business Sense is Common Sense!

Kim is an avid outdoors woman who loves to fish, camp, big game hunt and bird hunt.  She values public land and respects private ownership rights.

Kim’s personal life has been filled with her service to non-profit organizations locally, statewide, and nationally.  Always a dedicated mother, Kim was the first to sign up on classroom activities and sports team help.  From Camp Fire Brownies to Hellgate Football!  No matter what the class or team needed, she was there.

Kim brings passion to this election, wanting to serve Missoula County and its citizens. During the Covid outbreak, as our Montana State Building Representative, Kim rallied by continually contacting our Governor, US Representative and US Senators.  She urged them to consider that residential and commercial construction was an essential business.  Essential because it housed the people of Montana and provided thousands of jobs throughout the state.  She is willing to bring a business sense of reason to the deficiency of work-force housing and logical taxation to the county of Missoula. 

Website email: phone: 406-518-1990

Montana House District 89 – Sonia Shearer-Hiett

Sonia Shearer-Hiett was born and raised in Missoula, Montana.  Sonia is an America, Montana, and Missoula first candidate.

Sonia will always defend your constitutional rights…all of them.  Sonia will listen to the constituents of House District 98 and what they are concerned about.

Sonia will work hard to pass legislation that will protect taxpayer dollars and decrease the unfair property tax hikes we continue to see.

Sonia does not believe in any mandates placed on the citizens from local, state, and at the national level. Our rights should not be infringed upon in any way.

The 2nd Amendment is an extremely important right in defending our freedom from those who want to take it away. We have seen how other countries, where their guns were taken away, have been devastated over the last two years of lock downs and unconstitutional government.

Sonia will always defend your freedoms and your God given rights. Sonia would be honored to get your vote in November and represent her constituents in Helena.

Elect Sonia Shearer-Hiett for House District 98.

email:   Phone: 406-345-5844

Montana House District 96 – Representative Kathy Whitman

Kathy Whitman, a fourth generation Montanan, is representing House District 96 in Missoula. During the legislative session Kathy is serving on the State Administration and Veterans Affairs Committee, Local Government, Transportation and Legislative Administration Committees. Representative Whitman is a member of the Montana Land Information Advisory Council.

Representative Whitman felt called to run for office because she loves Montana and wanted to be a voice for her constituents in Helena. Prior to her legislative run, Kathy ran her own business for over two decades with her husband, Michael, a Vietnam veteran. She also worked as administrative support in the medical community and municipal government and was a warranty administrator in the trucking industry. Kathy served on an area development group and was a member of an area community council. She volunteered in local schools and served on a local school board. Kathy is the proud mother of two daughters and a son and four grandchildren that keep her busy and bring her happiness. 

email: Phone: 406-240-1752

House District 14 – Representative Denley Loge

I am running for my 4th term as your House District 14 Representative to build on the success we had working alongside our Republican Governor. During the 2021 Legislative session, I supported major legislation that provided tax relief to our small businesses and families, protected our gun rights, reformed and held our health departments accountable, and supported technical training and apprenticeship programs for Montana workers. We held the line on spending, opposed tax increases, and produced a balanced budget. Regulations were reviewed with some streamlined to help build a stronger economy and we made successful progress on natural resource utilization, wildlife management, predator control, and increased public access.

email: website: phone: 406 544-5220