Jordan Announces Run for Senate District 2

By Beacon Staff

Gil Jordan of Coram announced Tuesday evening he would run as a Democrat in 2008 for Senate District 2, following the announcement by incumbent Sen. Dan Weinberg, D-Whitefish, earlier this week that he would not be seeking re-election.

Jordan serves as the executive director of the Northwest Montana Historical Society Museum at Central School in Kalispell. According to the announcement, he is a 21-year veteran firefighter and secretary-treasurer of the Coram-West Glacier Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a social worker for 13 years, served on the Flathead County Library Foundation Board of Directors, was a guest teacher in Columbia Falls and Whitefish, and coached the Whitefish High School Speech and Debate team for seven years.

“The eight communities along with Glacier Park that make up this district have to be among the best places to live and work in this country,” Jordan said in the announcement. “I’m very much looking forward to listening to and learning from my friends and neighbors of the north valley. Most everything I’ve done in my life has involved some sort of service to the community. The opportunity to represent my neighbors in the state Senate seems a fitting extension of that service. I have been an active part of this community for 22 years and have come to know it well. I am looking forward to getting to know the people who live here even better.”

“Montanans have made it crystal clear they are tired of partisan bickering that slows progress,” he added. “I believe I can be a part of bringing people together to work for positive change in our community, and in our state.”