Tanner J. Smith, a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives representing District 11 in Flathead County, has recently announced his plans to run for governor in the 2024 election. In a news release, Smith outlined his campaign’s focus, which centers around revitalizing Montana’s economy, protecting natural resources, and ensuring a prosperous future for all Montanans. He expressed his commitment to preserving Montana’s values and way of life, emphasizing hard work, self-reliance, and respect for the state’s natural wonders.
As part of his campaign strategy, Smith plans to attend local events such as the 4th of July Parade in Bigfork and the Lakeside Community Parade. He also intends to initiate statewide “meet and greets” beginning in September 2023.
Throughout his campaign, Smith has identified several key areas of focus. First, he emphasizes public safety, aiming to combat crime and prioritize the well-being of communities across the state. Additionally, Smith recognizes the burden of high taxes on Montanans and intends to implement responsible fiscal policies that will lower taxes and promote economic growth.
Energy independence is another critical topic for Smith. He plans to advocate for sustainable and diverse energy sources to drive Montana’s economy while also protecting the environment. Smith highlights the importance of preserving water rights, ensuring this vital resource is safeguarded for future generations.
Education is another priority for Smith. He is committed to providing quality education that equips students with the necessary skills for success. Moreover, he supports competitive pay for teachers, recognizing the significant role they play in shaping Montana’s future.
Lastly, Smith aims to defend the constitutional values cherished by Montanans. This includes protecting the rights and freedoms of the state’s residents, ensuring that Montana remains a place where these values are preserved.
With his platform centered around these key areas, Tanner J. Smith will seek the Republican nomination for governor against popular incumbent Greg Gianforte.
By: Big Sky Headlines Staff