Letters To The Editor
October 14, 2020 | View PDF
I have followed Austin Knudsen since 2011, his 1st year in office. I have personally known Austin for several years. Austin and his wife, Christie, have a great family.
One thing I am confident about Austin is that he will be tough on crime. As Roosevelt County Attorney, Austin has worked hard to fight the drug problem and bring those responsible to justice. Austin is a strong supporter of law enforcement; so don’t believe the lies told by his opponent.
Austin Knudsen is pro-life, pro-family, pro 2nd Amendment, pro-property rights and pro-business. Having grown up on the family farm in eastern Montana, Austin knows the value of hard work and will bring it with him to the Attorney General’s office.
Austin Knudsen is a proven leader. In the 2015 legislative session, Austin was selected by his colleagues to be the Speaker of the House. The next session, Austin was re-elected as Speaker, the only legislator to hold the position twice since term limits were enacted. Obviously, his colleagues believed in his leadership.
Please join me in voting for Austin Knudsen as the next Attorney General of the state of Montana.
To the Voters of SD18:
State Senator Steve Hinebauch has worked hard in his first term representing SD18! Steve is rock solid in standing up for limited government, individual rights, regulatory relief and of course the unborn. We have an exciting opportunity with the election of Gianforte/Juras in the governor’s race to clean up 16 years of democrat mismanagement and expanding (high tax) government. To do this we need to keep Steve Hinebauch in the Senate.
Dawson County has endured years of reductions in good paying railroad jobs, now thanks to the democrats relentless attacks on coal, BN is leaving altogether. Radical democrat legislation and at least as bad, far left democrat judges have done their best to destroy our resource dependent communities. Another good example is the closing now of the coal fired plant in Sidney. Old, yes, but made uneconomical by extreme democrat environmental regulations. How about the Keystone Pipeline blocked repeatedly by a Baucus, Tester, Obama appointed judge? This has put the brakes on good jobs, tax base for our communities and energy load for our utilities.
Reject years of mismanagement and failed policies. Help restart Montana’s economy by sending Senator Steve Hinebauch back to Helena as your SD18 Senator!
Jerry Schillinger, Circle
Who we vote for as leaders and whom we put in office matters. I just read the ad where Steve Hinebauch, our current senator for Wibaux, Richland and Dawson County voted AGAINST at least 34 bipartisan bills. That means he voted AGAINST bills that both Republicans and Democrats came together to support. On some of those bills Steve was the only senator who said NO. There were many bipartisan bills passed where Steve voted NO, but I will address just a few of these bills.
Many individuals have written letters stating he was the only one who voted against human trafficking (SB 147), but I found he said NO to bills that would have helped fund our schools (HB 2) as well as the recruitment and retention of teachers (HB 211). Steve voted against bills providing for suicide prevention for both schools and vets (2017-HB 347,HB 118); bills dealing with the elderly (HB 566, HB86); child support for children with disabilities (HB 726); funding for special education (HB 638); a bill to create a review commission on child abuse and neglect (HB 303) and bills dealing with mental health issues (2017-HB 387, 2019- SB 30) PLEASE REMEMBER these are all bipartisan bills, supported by both Republican and Democrat legislators. Steve says he is pro-family. Why, Steve, didn’t you support these bills that would have made life easier for our families in eastern Montana?
The Legislature, in bipartisan fashion, endorsed changes to 11 Montana roadways in honor of people who have made a difference for Montana. Fiscal notes on these bills state there is little or no cost for these signs and plaques. Steve Hinebauch voted NO on all 11 of these bills and this includes a bill honoring Medal of Honor recipients who gave their lives so we might have freedom. He voted against Memorial Highways honoring law enforcement that lost their lives in the line of duty. He voted against highways honoring Montana heroes like Conrad Burns and Janette Rankin. Steve always refers to freedom and patriotism in his ads and articles. Steve, if you believe in patriotism and freedom, why did you vote NO to bills honoring these true Montana patriots?