Running for Office? A Campaign? Montana Campaign School – Coming to a Town Near You

by jhwygirl

Quick hit here. Caught this yesterday Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

Montana’s Electrical Cooperatives Association is sponsoring its Campaign School which is designed – as the Chronicle put it – to encourage newcomers to enter the political sector.

Classes are being held in Great Falls on the 7th, Missoula the 8th, Bozeman the 9th and Billings on the 10th.

From the Chronicle:

Gary Wiens of the Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association, one of the school’s sponsors, said Monday the classes help remove some of the fear and mystery that surround running for office.
Many people don’t think they can get elected because they don’t have a background in politics or know how the process works. But, Wiens said, all they need is knowledge of public policy issues and some basic training.

The classes are billed as nonpartisan and are co-sponsored by the Montana Chamber of Commerce, Montana Credit Union Network and Montana Association of Realtors. Instructors and support are provided by the National Rural Electric Co‐operative Association and the Credit Union National Association.


  1. Mark Miwertz

    One of the comments on the Chronicle’s site, under this article, is “I’m tired of newcomers changing the way we do things here. I think you should have to live in Montana for 10 years before you can run for office.” It’s not a bad idea, and funny because of the article’s somewhat ambiguous “encourage newcomers to enter the political sector.” Sort of like Denny Rehberg’s last democratic opponent for the House…or Chuck Baldwin.

  2. I’m sure this would be “nonpartisan.”

    It couldn’t be any more so if it were sponsored by the Koch brothers themselves.

    • JC

      Not nonpartisan, why? Because it is cosponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Montana Association of Realtors?

      I didn”t realize that realize that the CofC and MOR had thrown their hats into the ring with a bunch of godless socialist co-op-ers.

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