Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Montana House of Representatives District 59 — incumbent Marty Malone (R) and Ruth Weissman (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Eighty-eight of the country’s 99 state legislative chambers will hold regularly scheduled elections in 2022. The Republican Party controls both chambers of Montana’s state legislature. Montana is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta government.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What do you perceive to be your state’s greatest challenges over the next decade?
“Keeping taxes low and government smaller.”
“Managing growth. Balancing access to and conservation of natural resources. Providing affordable and effective healthcare, including mental health services and prevention.”
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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