Juneau to Speak at Democratic National Convention

By Beacon Staff

Montana superintendent of schools Denise Juneau will speak at next month’s Democratic National Convention.

The convention committee announced Wednesday morning that Juneau was among 10 additional women given speaking roles at the convention.

Another is one of Juneau’s predecessors at the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Nancy Keenan.

Keenan, who is now the NARAL Pro-Choice America president, will also address delegates at the convention that starts Sept. 4. Democrats are increasingly making issues affecting women a priority this election season.

Juneau is wrapping up her first term as state superintendent of public instruction. She is running for re-election against Republican Sandy Welch.

Democrats in the state consider Juneau, a Native American from Browning, a rising star for the party.

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