Montana Democrats had a Big Year

Hadley Stack2021, News

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

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Montana Democrats had a Big Year

Take a look back at what was accomplished in 2021.

Helena, MT – As 2021 comes to an end, let’s take a moment to look back on what Montana Democrats accomplished during an unprecedented year. The Montana Democratic Party crisscrossed the state, meeting stakeholders and community organizations in all corners of Montana.By investing at every level, we: 

  • Flipped 19 School Board Seats
  • Flipped 6 Mayors Offices
  • Flipped 19 Municipal Offices
  • Defended majorities in Missoula, Helena, Bozeman, and others
  • Defended 92 Democratic Seats statewide

The Montana Democratic Party made history by becoming the first state party in the country to create a Democratic Tribal CommitteeDuring a busy session, Democratic State Legislators successfully shaped major pieces of legislation, like Marijuana implementation and American Rescue Plan (ARPA) fund distribution. ARPA was negotiated and passed by Montana Senator Jon Tester, who was the only member of Montana’s congressional delegation to vote for the legislation that helped make sure families, small businesses, and communities recover from the pandemic.Senator Tester also negotiated, wrote, and shepherded his bipartisan infrastructure package into law, which includes $2.82 billion for Montana’s roads, highways and bridges; up to $100 million for the Milk River Project and $63 million to improve critical wastewater and drinking water systems across the state; and significant investments in broadband and wildfire risk reduction. Senator Tester also worked to ensure that all iron, steel, and construction materials used for these projects must be made in America.“Montana Democrats have had a strong year. We’ve shown how to build grassroots support, make real investments in our rural and tribal communities that will grow our state’s economy, hold radical Republicans accountable, and deliver on creating good-paying jobs for Montana’s working families,” says Sheila Hogan, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party. “We’re stronger than ever heading into 2022.” 

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