Letters: Cooney is the right choice to lead Montana as governor

As Montanans from all across the Big Sky State, we know what is at stake in this election. Only one candidate for governor is a proven champion for Montana: Mike Cooney.

Born and raised in Butte, Cooney understands the challenges facing working families and will continue to protect working men and women’s right to organize for fair wages and safe working conditions.

Recognizing that a good education leads to economic security, Cooney is a tireless advocate for public education and vocational training.

He helped bring health insurance to over 90,000 Montanans (including 12,000 children), while fighting to keep our rural hospitals running. As a legislator and as lieutenant governor, Mike Cooney worked to keep public lands in public hands, ensuring every Montanan has access to our state’s natural heritage.

As governor, Cooney will continue to protect our public assets—like our lands and schools—from privatization, while supporting equal protection under the law and working for better paying jobs for all Montanans.

Mike Cooney is the only candidate who has the experience necessary to govern our state well. Please join us in voting for Mike Cooney for governor of Montana!

Adrienne Jarrett

Allison Smith Estelle

Amorette Allison

Amy Sowers

Amy Weels

Andrea Albery

Andrea Merrill-Maker

Andy Boyd

Anita Moon

Ann Danzer

Ann Waickman

Annabelle Villaraza Blade

Anne Sawyer Harris

Annie Cannata

Annie Dorshort Tague

Annie Shea

Arlyne Richert

Arnold & Lola Hanson

Barbara Watson

Bobbi Conrady

Cara Wilder

Carol Muir

Cassandra Mitchell

Cathi Hill Burgoyne

Cathie Olney Lang

Cathy Tutty

Catriona Janet Simms

Charles B. Miller

Connie Rudolph Ostrovsky

Daisy Sherman

Dana Morgan

Daniel Ryan

Darlene Sullivan

Darlene Binkoski

David Brewer

David Lehnherr

David Neil Oien

DeAndria Gutzmer

Deb Christensen

Deb Roberts Christensen

Debbie Momot Brown

Deborah Sampson Lewis

Deborah Talbot Frandsen

Debra Acebedo

Dennis Merrill Taylor

Diane L. Magone

Diane Trishe Evans

Dr. Margaret Bortko

Duran Caferro

Dwight Welch

Elin Hert

Ernie & Susan Meador

Fred Angel

Freda Wilkinson

George Jackson

Gerre Maillet

Heather McCulloch DeMarois

Heidi Kestrel

Jack & Mary Dykstra

Jamie Doggett

Jane Tremper East

Janet Rivera

Jean Wilkerson Woessner

Jeanne Forrester

Jeanne Korn

Jeanne Offerdahl

Jeannie Gracey

Jenna Caplette

Jennifer Craig Howe

Jennifer Robichard Shanks

Jessica Wilkerson

Jill Deppel

Joan Sanders

Jocelyn Franz Siler

Joelle Johnson

Judith Firehammer

Judy Frey

Julie K. Betts

Julie Quonemoen

June Doolittle

June Ellestad

Karen Olsen

Karen Renne

Karin Schalm

Katherine Hausrath

Kathleen Johnson

Kathleen Zeeck

Katie Vaughan

Katja Elias

Katy Osterloth

Kay Foster

Kaye Suzuki

Kendra Langford Shaw

Kerrie Ghenie

Kev Hamm

Kevin Canty

Kierstin Schmitt

Kierstin Schmitt

Kim Destiche

Kim R. Smarsh

Kimberly Kradolfer

Laura Ferguson

Lauren Cardneaux

Laurie Mohoney

Lei-Anna Bertelsen

Linda Corn

Linda Healow

Linda S. Buckingham

Lisa Addington

Lisa Heil

Liz Loveland

Lois A. Fitzpatrick

Lori Fay

Lory Morrow

M.K. Bogumile

Maggie Anderson

Marcia Armstrong

Marcia Brown

Marily M. Harwood

Mark Ibsen

Mary Ahmann Hibbard

Mary Bertagnolli

Mary Burnham Alhe

Mary Fahnestock-Thomas

Mary Morris

Meg Lowney-Bristol

Melissa Kaiser Synness

Merry Ann Peters

Mike & Gloria Edwards

Mike Jetty

Missy Newville Erickson

Molly McCabe

Monica Paoli

Nadine Neighbor

Nan Bovington

Nancy Kaumeyer

Nancy Seldin

Nancy Zadick

Niki Robinson

Novelene Martin

Pam White Nelson

Patsy Smith Buck

Patty Ferrington

Paula Salter

Peggy Probasco

Peter Fontana

Phyllis and Allen Lefohn

PL Dean

Priscilla Bode

Rebecca Norton

Rebecca Sandfel

Rhonda Shumway

Rita Pickering

Rita Rasmussen

Rob & Rita Wells

Robert Hawks

Robert Morgan

Roberta Crane

Roger Herrington

Rosemary Semmens

Rosie Ferguson

Roxy Burley

Ruth Sana

Ruth Sann

Sara Epp

Sara Walsh

Sarah Cooper

Sarah Reynolds Johnson

Saxon Holbrook

Sharon Aldredge

Shirley Juhl

Stephanie Tubbs

Sue Baker Hall

Sue Wirtala Solomon

Susan Bailey Anderson

Susan Carstensen

Susan Duncan

Susan M. (Elli) Elliot

Susan Gobbs

Susan Near

Susan Springer Butler

Suzanne J. Artley

Teresa and Perry Miller

Terry Lynn Minow

Traci Cully Duffin

Tracy Vivar

Trishia DeGroot Peterman

Uma Costanza

Vicki Knapp Hughes

Vickie Huerta

Victoria Scott