|Address||750 Judicial Ave |
Billings, Montana 59105, United States
Feb 18, 2012 01:34pm
|Info||Kim 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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