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  Gillan, Kim
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameKim Gillan
Address750 Judicial Ave
Billings, Montana 59105, United States
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InfoKim Gillan is running for Congress to make sure that Montana’s one voice in the House of Representatives is speaking clearly, responsibly and loudly on behalf of Montana families.

Raised by parents who came of age during the depression, Kim learned at an early age, you don’t just talk or worry about a problem—you get to work and solve it. That philosophy has guided Kim throughout her life, and is the reason she first ran for elected office.

From her time as a PTA mom to her time as the Montana State Senate’s Minority Whip Kim’s been focused on issues central to the lives of regular Montanans. Her first and last bills in the legislature were tax cuts for small businesses to help create jobs.

She has been a leader on improving worker training programs so that Montana workers can compete, closing tax loopholes to make Montana’s tax system fairer for regular Montanans, making sure insurance companies cover critical care for diabetes and autism, and improving the fuel efficiency of Montana’s automobile fleet to save money and protect our air.

Kim is known for her no nonsense approach which has been key to allowing her to work across party lines to pass legislation on issues that have improved Montana’s job climate and protected our special way of life.

Kim’s leadership helped pass key transportation projects and protect local control of schools. Kim has even been a leader on not-so-glamorous but important issues like reforming Montana’s prison system.

She has won re-election seven times from Republican districts (House and Senate) in Billings. Kim won with hard work, a willingness to listen, and a knowledge that what you deliver is more important than what you say.

While serving as a citizen legislator Kim has kept a full time job the Workforce Training Coordinator at Montana State University-Billings, helping businesses work with employees to improve their skills.

She has worked in the energy field for years, helping Native American organizations create jobs, improve their economies and launch businesses.

Kim put herself through college by working a variety of jobs including as a Teamster doing data processing for a grocery store. She has a Masters degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University, and BA in Psychology from the University of California-Los Angeles. She is the mother of two grown children, Henry (24) and Claire (21).

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11/02/2012-11/03/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 38.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0)

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Wed Nov 07 03:01:37 +0000 2012 - RT @MtDems: If you're in line to vote by 8 PM, you will be allowed to vote. Stay in line! #mtpol

Wed Nov 07 02:35:09 +0000 2012 - RT @TribLowdown: With 30 minute to go before the polls close, please remember that if you're in line before 8 p.m. you still get to vote ...

Tue Nov 06 20:49:04 +0000 2012 - RT @MaxBaucus: Be sure to get out and vote today for @JonTester, @BullockWalshMT & @KimGillanMT! You can find your polling place her ...

Tue Nov 06 20:24:44 +0000 2012 - Gillan family visibility at MetraPark. Be sure to get out and vote today! #MTpol #MTAL http://t.co/JuGeEpkR

Tue Nov 06 17:52:57 +0000 2012 - RT @eddiezimpel: Vote @KimGillanMT today as well as @PatNoonanHD73 and @jontester. #mtpol

Tue Nov 06 17:39:13 +0000 2012 - RT @ChrisMoraIV: #VOTE @DeniseJuneau @PamBucy @BullockWalshMT @JonTester @MonicaLindeen @SOSMcCulloch @KimGillanMT @Heidi4ND @KyrstenSin ...

Tue Nov 06 17:23:41 +0000 2012 - Making GOTV calls with my daughter Claire at HQ. Make sure you get out to vote today! #MTpol #MTAL http://t.co/KcqbzKZK

Tue Nov 06 15:52:08 +0000 2012 - RT @WCFonline: #MT, make sure you get out and vote for @KimGillanMT for Congress and @PamBucy for Attorney General!

Tue Nov 06 13:44:09 +0000 2012 - Happy Election Day! Polls open from 7am-8pm. Get out to Vote today #MTpol #MTAL

Tue Nov 06 13:42:46 +0000 2012 - RT @rob_stutz: Undecided voter? I endorse @jontester @KimGillanMT @BullockWalshMT @PamBucy @denisejuneau @SOSMcCulloch @MonicaLindeen ht ...

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  11/06/2012 MT - At-Large Lost 42.72% (-10.53%)
  06/05/2012 MT At-Large - D Primary Won 31.04% (+12.72%)
  11/04/2008 MT State Senate 024 Won 59.79% (+19.58%)
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