Endorsements

"The biggest thing we lost in the last election wasn’t the White House – it was our dignity. The only way to regain it is by electing people who embody it. Kathleen Williams is walking talking dignity. She has proven it during her legislative service and her thoughtful and inclusive approach to advocacy. When I envision her being the face of Montana in the US Congress I know I’ll be out knocking on doors one more time." --- Dorothy Bradley

John Vincent
Bozeman, MT
Former Majority Whip, Majority Leader, 2-term Speaker of the House, and Minority Leader, Montana House Of Representatives, 1975-1990.
Former Bozeman city commissioner, 1992-95; Bozeman mayor, 1994-1995; Gallatin County Commissioner, 2001-2006, Chairman 2003, 2005, 2006.
Former Commissioner, Montana Public Service Commission 2008-2012.

Chuck Hunter
Helena, MT
Former Representative, Minority Whip (2011-2012), and Minority Leader (2015-2016), Montana House of Representatives, 2009-2016.

Dorothy Bradley
Clyde Park, MT
Former Representative, Montana House of Representatives, 1971-1978 and 1985-1992; Democratic Candidate for U.S. Congress, 1978; Democratic Candidate for Governor of Montana, 1992.

Christine Kaufmann & Pat Kemp
Helena, MT
Former Director, Montana Human Rights Network.
Former Senator and Representative, Montana State Legislature, 1999-2016.
First openly gay Montana state Senator.

Jane Jelinski
Bozeman, MT
Founder and Former Executive Director, Gallatin Advocacy Program for Developmentally Disabled Adults 1978-1984.
Former Commissioner, Gallatin County Commission, 1984-1998.
Former President, Montana Association of Counties, 1994-1998; Assistant Director, Montana Association of Counties, 1998-2001.
Former Director, MSU Local Government Center, 2001-2008, initiated the MT Mayors Academy.

Dave Wanzenried
Billings, MT
Former Senator and Representative, Montana State Legislature, 1989-2014.

Carlie Boland
Great Falls, MT
Current Senator, Montana State Senate, 2017-Present; Former Representative, Montana House of Representatives, 2009-2012.

Virginia Court & Jim Court
Billings, MT
Current Representative, Montana House of Representatives, 2011-Present.

Joe Perry
Brady, MT
Founding member, Montana Sportsmen Alliance.
Founding member, Sun River Wildlife Team.
Board member, Montana Wildlife Federation.
Chair, Governor's Private Land Public Wildlife Council.

Mary Caferro
Helena, MT
Current Senator, Montana State Senate, 2011-Present; Former Representative, Montana House of Representatives, 2003-2010.
Executive Director, Working for Equality and Economic Liberation.

Bob Raney
Livingston, MT
Former Commissioner, Montana Public Service Commission, 2005-2009.
Former Representative, Montana House of Representatives, 1984-2002.
1st Lieutenant, United States Army Transportation Corp, Vietnam, 1969-1970.

Brianne Rogers Dugan
Bozeman, MT
Former State Director, U.S. Senator Max Baucus.
Former Montana Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator John Walsh.
Founder and President, Bird Dog Strategies, LLC.

Jean Price
Great Falls, MT
Current Representative, Montana House of Representatives, 2011-Present.

Zach Brown
Bozeman, MT
Current Representative, Montana House of Representatives, 2015-Present.

Chris Pope
Bozeman, MT
Former Representative, Montana House of Representatives, 2015-2016.
Owner/Founder, Great Rocky Mountain Toy Company, 1991-2005.

Mike Phillips
Bozeman, MT
Current Senator, Montana State Senate, 2013-Present; Former Representative, Montana House of Representatives, 2007-2012.

Gary J. Wolfe, Ph.D.
Missoula, MT
Former Commissioner, Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission.
Former President/CEO, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Ed Lieser
Whitefish, MT
Former Representative, Montana House of Representatives, 2013-2016.

Pat Flowers & Melissa Blessing
Bozeman, MT
Former Region 3 Supervisor, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
Former Forest Management Bureau Chief, Montana DNRC, Forestry Division.

Dirk Adams
Wilsall, MT
Democratic Candidate for the U.S. Senate, 2014.
Owner and Rancher, Lazy SR Ranch.
Former professor of business law, University of Montana at Montana State University.

Vito Quatraro
Bozeman, MT
Founding member, Montana Sportsmen Alliance.

Carl Borgquist
Bozeman, MT
President and CEO, Absaroka Energy LLC.

Eva Patten
Big Sky, MT
Owner and Rancher, Black Butte Ranch.
Former Chair, Board of Directors, Gallatin Valley Land Trust; Former Member, Montana Outdoor Science School Board.
Duncan Patten
Big Sky, MT
Owner and Rancher, Black Butte Ranch.
Former Director & Ecologist, Montana Water Center, Montana State University.

Becky Weed
Belgrade, MT
Owner and Rancher, Thirteen Mile Lamb & Wool Company, Featured in Time Magazine’s 2000 series, “Heroes for the Planet.”
Member, Advisory Board, Wild Farm Alliance; Former Member, Montana Board of Livestock.

Jan Strout
Bozeman, MT
President, Montana National Organization of Women.
Co-leader, City of Bozeman Equal Pay for Equal Work Resolution.
MSU Instructor, College of Letters and Science; CLS Faculty Fellow in Engaged Leadership

Jack Jelinski
Bozeman, MT
Professor Emeritus of Spanish, Montana State University.
1997 Recipient, Excellence Award for Superior Teaching, MT Association of Language Teachers.

Nancy Demoro Sunsaver
Fort Peck, MT
Former county public nurse.
Member, Enterprise Community Board.

Mike Clark
Bozeman, MT
Former executive director, Greater Yellowstone Coalition.

Barb Rusmore
Bozeman, MT
Founder, Rusmore & Associates.
Founder, Montana Land Reliance.

Betsy Gaines Quammen
Bozeman, MT
Founder, The Tributary Fund.

Wendy Tage
Bozeman, MT
Former Chair, Bozeman School Board.

Paul (“Buddy”) Sunsaver
Fort Peck, MT
Enrolled member of the Fort Peck Tribe.

Bill Stoddart
Bozeman, MT
President and founder, NorthFork Financial.

Dick Forehand
Red Lodge, MT
Owner, Base Camp Images.

Maddy Pope
Bozeman, MT
Director of National Outreach, The Trust for Public Land.

Jan Tusick
Polson, MT
Center Director, Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center, Lake County Community Development Corporation.

Lori Lawson
Bozeman, MT
Award-winning Professor, Montana State University - College of Business & Entrepreneurship, Honors Program, Liberal Studies.

Denise Ingman
Helena, MT
Program manager for tuberculosis, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Gary Ingman
Helena, MT
Senior Water Resources Scientist, Atkins North America.

Linda Phillips
Bozeman, MT
Research Scientist, Ecology Department, Montana State University.
Board member, Bozeman Public Library.

Doug Coffin, Ph.D.
Missoula, MT
Professor of Molecular Genetics, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, University of Montana.

Jen Boyer
Bozeman, MT
Owner and Farmer, Farm 51.
Former Director, Future West; Former Co-Chair, Montana Watershed Coordination Council.

Chris Boyer
Bozeman, MT
Owner and Farmer, Farm 51 Owner and Award-winning conservation photographer, Kestrel Aerial Services.
LightHawk volunteer pilot.

Heidi Kendall
Missoula, MT
Trustee, Missoula County Public Schools.
Former Member, Missoula City Council.
Missoula Suicide Prevention Specialist.

Heidi Robison
Bozeman, MT
English teacher, Bozeman High School.

Amber Jean
Livingston, MT
Artist, woodworker.

Beth Kaeding
Bozeman, MT
Former Chair and Secretary, Board of Directors, Northern Plains Resource Council.

Lynn Kaeding
Bozeman, MT
Former Supervisory Fisheries Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Raymond Ansotegui
Livingston, MT
Former professor of animal science, Montana State University.

Ann Schwend
Twin Bridges, MT
Water Planner, Montana Department of Natural Resources.

Anne Banks
Bozeman, MT
Board member, League of Women Voters of the Bozeman Area.
Member, Montana Native Plant Society.

"For those who are looking for a leader, Kathleen Williams is it. She's a unique blend of intelligence, grace, grit and tenacity, qualities in short supply in Washington, D.C." --- Dave Wanzenried