Mischel Files For Legislative Senate District 18
April 8, 2020 | View PDF
Lifelong Eastern Montana resident Pat Mischel recently filed for Legislative Senate District 18, which encompasses Wibaux, Dawson, and Richland counties. Mischel's reason for running is to promote better cooperation between state government, local schools, city and county governments, and the citizens who live here. SD 18 is a big area, 5,300 square miles with a population of 19,000." From Carlyle to Fairview to Richey and everywhere in between, the people of Eastern Montana need to be represented in Helena."
Mischel was born and raised in Glendive, attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and Dawson County High School. After graduation he worked local construction jobs, until his father, a railroad engineer, convinced him the best job in Glendive was the railroad. This choice lead to 41-year career with BNSF. His job took him to Sidney, Forsyth, Minot, Hettinger and Dickinson, ND and back to Glendive. "When you work that long and with so many people, you learn everyone has different views and goals, but really we're all in this together". Everybody wants a good income, a decent place to live, and their kids to do well". Pat and his wife Brenda have four grown children, and have always been active in the community from coaching baseball and soccer and managing the concession stand, to serving on the school board to owning a local business, "I know it takes effort to make our communities succeed".
Mischel said his experiences as a union legislative representative sparked his interest in politics, and gave him great lessons on how to organize, talk to legislators, and get things passed, he currently serves as Dawson County Tax Appeal Board Secretary.
Mischel's three main campaign issues are economic development, education, and access to our public lands. If elected Mischel said he would seek a seat on the Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs Committee and the Senate Education Committee.
"In the coming months I look forward to campaigning and listening to the voters of Senate District 18". Pat Mischel for SD 18 can be reached at 377-6690- [email protected] or PO Box 474, Glendive, MT 59330.