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Montana Dems name Luckey as new executive director ahead of elections

Outgoing Gov. Steve Bullock gets a warm welcome from his fellow Democrats in this file photo. Bullock and Sen. Jon Tester both praised the party’s announcement that it has hired Sandi Luckey as its new executive director ahead of the 2020 election season. (Freddy Monares/UM Legislative News Service file photo)

HELENA – The Montana Democratic Party this week named Sandi Luckey as its new executive director as it gears up for the monumental 2020 election season.

“Sandi is committed to our mission of electing Democrats who will promote policies that improve the lives of all Montanans,” Robyn Driscoll, chair of the Montana Democratic Party, said in a statement.

“This means defeating elected officials who serve themselves, corporations and dark money donors, not Montanans. Sandi will take our work to defeat Greg Gianforte, the richest member of Congress, Maryland Matt Rosendale, and self-serving Sen. Steve Daines to new levels.”

Driscoll described Luckey as a labor organizer who “dedicated her career to lifting up families through the dignity that comes from a hard day’s work and fair compensation.”

Luckey spent a decade as the president of the Big Sky Labor Council. She also serves as the Montana Democratic Party treasurer and chair of the Lewis & Clark County Democratic Party.

Sen. Jon Tester and Gov. Steve Bullock praised Luckey’s hiring.

“I look forward to Sandi taking the reins of the Montana Democratic Party as we head into this important election year,” said Tester. “We must come together to continue our fight for affordable health care coverage and good-paying jobs for all Montanans.”

Bullock, who is termed out of office and ended his presidential bid last year, echoed Tester’s statement.

“It’s great to have a steady hand like Sandi at the helm of our party in 2020 because there’s a ton at stake,” he said. “Democrats must fight to win elections up-and-down the ballot to preserve the health care of thousands of Montanans, keep dark money out of our elections and continue to make Montana a welcome place for everyone to live, work, and raise a family.”

Luckey lives in East Helena with her daughter.