Montana Blue Bench Project

The Blue Bench Project


The Blue Bench Project is a program of the Montana Democratic Party that is dedicated to electing Democrats and Progressives to local office, including Municipal and County-level positions.  The aim of the Blue Bench Project is to build our party by growing at the grassroots level.  We believe that Democrats and candidates from the Blue Bench program are better suited to make an impact in their hometowns. Local involvement is a great way for you to give back to your community while building a public profile for future runs at office.  The Blue Bench Project is here to get you started and provide professional-level advice that normally does not happen in local and smaller campaigns.

Services we offer include:

  • Recruitment
  • Candidate Trainings on election basics, building a campaign team, volunteer recruitment, messaging, fundraising, budgeting, voter contact, and campaign compliance.
  • Professional-level Campaign advice on everything from setting up your campaign, to creating a public image, and messaging.
  • Coordination of bulk purchasing for walk cards, candidate mail services, and digital advertisement.

Who we are:
The Blue Bench Project employs one full-time staffer named Nick Lockridge at 406-442-9520 ext. 126 and may provide on-the-ground resources closer to elections.  It also draws on a wealth of knowledge from other staffers at the Montana Democratic Party.


If you are interested in running for a local level office please contact Nick Lockridge at 406-442-9520 ext. 126.