A former field representative for Sen. Steve Daines and a member of Rep. Greg Gianforte’s election team has been tapped to serve as the new executive director of the Montana Republican Party, the party announced this week.
Party chairperson Debrah Lamm said Patrick Webb, who has ties to Wyoming and studied political science at Montana State University, will assume the job in August.
“(Webb’s) commitment to the party, our candidates and the grassroots provides me with the utmost confidence that he will work tirelessly in this position,” Lamm said in a press release. “His extensive work with the grassroots and our local central committees to increase engagement, mobilize support and recruit volunteers is exactly the right experience we need to win next year.”
The Montana GOP has been on a solid run in recent years and currently holds five of the state’s 7 elected statewide and federal offices.
In 2017, Republicans maintained control of the state’s only seat in the U.S. House with the election of Gianforte. The year before, the party captured four of the five Land Board seats for the first time since 1928.
Webb looks to continue the party’s success.
“I stand ready to serve, listen and work with the grassroots to build an even stronger Montana Republican Party,” he said. “Together, we will build a cohesive organization that will deliver Republican victories at all levels and continue advancing liberty in Montana.”
Patrick most recently served as a field representative and intern coordinator for Daines. He also served as chief of staff for Matt Rosendale when Rosendale served as the majority leader in the state Senate.
Webb also has worked as a field director for the Gianforte, Zinke and Daines campaigns, where he focused on voter outreach, field staff management and coalition building.
Webb will start as the executive director on August 2, the party said.