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Redistricting

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The redistricting commission has been busy working out the state house and senate districts. Unfortunately, somehow in a state with 67% Republicans, Republicans are not fairing very well. Comments on the current proposal must be submitted by November 8. To leave your comments on the map online  for the commission to consider, go here https://app.mydistricting.com/legdistricting/comments/plan/47/23 and click “add comment” on the right. Or submit a comment. Missoula County would be redistricted so that we would have ZERO house or senate seats that Republicans can win. Let’s try to be fair, keep the gerrymandering to a minimum, and avoid Missoula County redistricting “unduly favoring one party.” Among other things, they have gerrymandered Seeley Lake voters out of the county!

Why does John Lamb say things he knows will cost him votes?

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Libertarian John Lamb is on the ballot for Montana Congressional District 1 running against Ryan Zinke and “with” Monica Tranel. At first, he was a mild mannered and nice enough guy on the campaign trail, but since has turned in to a vocal supporter of Tranel. This is because he was never a libertarian candidate. His purpose was always to peel the most right-leaning voters from Ryan Zinke. But he doesn’t want to peel votes from Tranel, even though some Libertarian positions align more with the Democrats than Republican. Do not be fooled by John Lamb. He is not a Libertarian, he might be a Democrat (see below), and he certainly is a spoiler. Libertarians are the reason we have Jon Tester in the Senate. Don’t make that mistake again.

Come see us at the The 67th Annual Original Missoula Gun Show, July 28 through 31

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Garden Hilton Inn and Convention Center, 3720 North Reserve Street, Missoula, MT 59808

Hours: Fri 10-6, Sat 9-6, Sun 9-3

Admission: $7.00 per day

Stop by the Missoula Republicans booth at the Missoula gun show July 28th-31st, 2022.  Find more information on our 2022 candidates and maybe even meet a few!  AND purchase raffle tickets for our gun raffle! Raffle tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100.

Jim Brown for Supreme Court

The Missoula County Republican Party is honored to endorse Public Service Commission Chairman Jim Brown for the Montana Supreme Court.  Senator Daines, Governor Gianforte, Congressman Rosendale, and Attorney General Knudsen have all endorsed Commissioner Brown citing his strict judicial philosophy, knowledge and commitment to the rule of law.  The Montana Republican Party has noted that electing Jim Brown will begin to restore integrity and confidence in Montana’s judicial system which has suffered over the past years from politicization by the Democrat Party.  Montana voters need to reject liberal activist judges who are weak on crime and oppose the second amendment which is characteristic of Brown’s opponents, and we need to elect judges who will stand for law and order and uphold the constitution.  Jim Brown will be that judge.  Please join us in voting for Jim Brown for the Montana Supreme Court in the June 7, 2022 primary election. 

Elections are not the only way to participate in local government

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Now is the time to get involved in local government to make it a better place for people like you to live.

Missoula County Commissioners Seeking Applicants for Board Positions – Airport Board to Zoning, there is something for you.

The terms for 35 positions on Missoula County boards and committees expire Dec. 31, 2021. New applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online. The deadline to submit applications is 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. Follow the links below to find out more.

Missoula County Budget

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Following their preliminary budget hearing, the Missoula County commissioners are encouraging the public to provide feedback on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022.   

Review budget documents, which are posted online at http://missoula.co/budgets. In addition to commenting during public meetings, residents can comment by leaving the commissioners a voicemail at 406-258-4877, emailing, bcc@missoulacounty.us or mailing comments to the Commissioners’ Office, 200 W. Broadway St. Missoula, MT 59802.   

Update to Zoning Regs

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Please review and comment on Missoula County’s proposed zoning regulations. Public meetings are scheduled, check the link below. The County didn’t provide a deadline, but the last public meeting is August 18.

In the County’s own words “Balancing the need for housing with protecting resources is one of the cornerstones of the new code. Conservation design, which is the clustering of homes on a portion of property to leave the remainder undeveloped, plays a key role in this strategy. Clustering development to preserve the best agricultural areas respects individuals’ rights to develop while supplying the community’s need for local agriculture. The proposed code also provides agricultural users opportunities to supplement their farming income through uses like agritourism.

No worries, the code is only 375 pages. Probably not too many rules in regulations in it.

Get Involved Locally

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We posted a blog about getting involved in Missoula County government earlier. With the upcoming 2021 municipal elections, pay attention to what is and has been going on in the city government too.

  • Watch previously recorded meetings on youtube.
  • Review upcoming meeting agendas (you can sign up for meeting notifications here too).
  • Find the minutes from meetings posted with the agenda on the calendar
  • Upcoming public hearings
  • Attend public meetings and speak up!

Tester, voting against election integrity

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From the Montana GOP

HELENA, Montana – Today, Senator Tester’s deeply flawed S.1, or the deceptively named “For the People Act”, failed on the Senate floor. This radical, federal election takeover bill is another example of a far-left power grab to gain control of our Federal Elections to ensure Democrat control in Washington, D.C.

“This afternoon, Senate Democrats, including Senator Tester, showed their true colors by voting in favor of the radical S.1, or “For the People Act” – which really isn’t for the people at all, and would be an absolute disaster for our country,” said Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt. “It would have completely eliminated voter ID laws, used taxpayer dollars to fund Democrat attack ads, and undermine the work the Montana Legislature passed this legislative session to strengthen the integrity of our elections. It would also have forced states to allow ballot harvesting, automatically register voters, and completely disregard the Constitution.

The Constitution is clear that the ‘Times, Places, and Manner of holding elections’ lies with the Montana legislature, and Senator Tester should be ashamed of his attempt to disregard our legislature’s work for his own political gain. Montanans support election integrity, and I am grateful for both Senator Daines and Congressman Rosendale’s steadfast opposition to this radical proposal.”