Kaltschmidt Understands Local Economy

He knows local people, and we know him

By Kellyn Brown

Don “K” Kaltschmidt is a common guy who has accomplished a lot. He started out working in the woods, and has a chainsaw scar on his knee to prove it. While he has gone on to succeed in business, he is still fundamentally an ordinary hardworking guy who likes people. As he has succeeded, he hasn’t forgotten to share his success with the people of our community.

I’ve known Don K since our kids attended school together about 10 years ago. I like him. From my service on the Whitefish School Board I know we have quality local schools. I know Don knows that, too, and that maintaining excellence in our educational system is a top priority to him.

We are fortunate in the Whitefish area to have a tradition of solid, balanced thinkers representing us in the state Senate. Bob Brown, Bob DePratu, Dan Weinberg, and Ryan Zinke come to mind. As a railroad employee, I know we “rails” always got a fair shake from each one of these men. I know we will get that from Don K, too.

I doubt there is anybody in Northwest Montana who better understands our economy, or how it affects blue-collar workers, than Don. He knows local people, and we know him. He won’t get caught up in political games and forget about us. I ask the people of the Whitefish and our west valley neighbors to vote for Don K to represent us in the state Senate.

Brian McDowell

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