Gubernatorial Candidates to Speak at MPEA Convention

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Republican challenger Roy Brown are scheduled to speak this weekend at the Montana Public Employees Association annual convention in Butte.

Schweitzer was scheduled to speak at the MPEA banquet Friday night.

Brown, of Billings, is also scheduled to address the convention, which runs Friday and Saturday at the Copper King Hotel.

Both candidates for state auditor, Monica Lindeen of Huntley and Duane Grimes of Clancy, are scheduled to speak, along with both candidates for superintendent of public instruction.

The public employee labor union represents over 7,500 employees working in state government at the state, university, county, city and school district levels.

MPEA Executive Director Quinton Nyman says members will also attend training sessions, hear reports from MPEA leadership and nominate members to three regional directorships.

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