LETTER: Gallagher’s Business Experience Needed at PSC

By Beacon Staff

I am supporting former Polson businessman, Bill Gallagher for Public Service Commissioner.

Decisions made by the Public Service Commission influence energy policy in Montana, regionally, and nationally, and have a very real impact on Montana families, taxpayers, ratepayers and employers.

Unlike his opponent, Bill is not a career professional politician. He has real world businesses experience, much of it from right here in Lake County. His local career with Farm Bureau and his former ownership of a Polson hotel make him keenly aware of our agricultural, business and tourism issues. He knows our economy and our people.

As a former county commissioner I have had the opportunity to observe his professionalism, character and work ethic. He has both the common sense and empathy for Montana utility ratepayers. He is not aligned with any special group or industry and he is best qualified for the job.

The Montana Chamber of Commerce recently endorsed Bill Gallagher for the PSC citing his “strong pro-development positions, opposition to extreme environmental agendas, and reasonable approaches to affordable and plentiful utilities in Montana” as the basis for their support. And I agree.

Bill Gallagher is our man for the Public Service Commission.

Karolin Loendorf

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