Senate District 17 is being sought by political newcomer Republican Rowlie Hutton who filed on the very first day it was legal to do so and is being challenged by termed out house representative Bob Bergren that filed for office the very last minute it was legal to do so. In my mind this is a race where there is no question as to the better choice. Bob Bergren has had his shot, is termed out, and it is now time to move on. Term limits were put into place to get some fresh blood into the political process on occasion and it was not intended that they should just jump over to run for a new office when their terms expire to become “professional politicians”.
Bob has had 8 years in the House to bring those good-paying jobs to Montana that he now claims that he wants to work hard towards establishing. Where are they Bob? It is time to give the new guy a shot. Hutton is promising to work against tax hikes and increased fees in the next legislative session where our Senators will be facing a massive deficit in the next budget. Hutton also promises to work towards a “sustainable budget” and towards controlling a government that is spinning out of control. It is time for a change.
I am voting for Rowlie Hutton for Senate District 17 ------------ No Question!