Why I am Running for Office

Biography:

I am a retired Law Enforcement Officer. I have 26 years in criminal justice and public service. I have had various positions where I have performed criminal, financial, and background investigations on persons or businesses. Currently, I am employed with the Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigations as an Investigator.
I currently investigate cases of abuse and neglect on individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, elder exploitation, and other cases of fraud.
I have a Bachelor of Psychology and a Master of Public Administration with emphasis in Public Management and currently working toward a Doctorate in Public Health.
I have been married to Steve Scott for over 18 years and we have two children, Hailey, 13 and Cole, 10. My husband is an Attorney and practices law in Helena. He has been an attorney for 20 years.
I am a Certified Fraud Examiner and the President of the Big Valley Rural Improvement District in Lewis and Clark County and the Democrat Precinct 27 committeewoman.

Montana has the best public lands for hunting and fishing in the country.  My husband and I hunt each year. Recently, our daughter took her hunter safety class and then joined us on her first hunting trip.  Protecting the environment and public lands allows all Montanans to pass along these outdoor activities to our children.

Getting industry into Montana requires infrastructure, education, and an available workforce.  Montana’s roads and bridges are in serious need of attention and public schools are underfunded.  Investing in the infrastructure and ensuring quality public education will mean more investment in our community and better employment opportunities.

A balanced energy plan is needed to move Montanans forward toward sustainable green energy while still ensuring other energy sources are part of Montana’s landscape.  Sustainable energy is a growing sector which employs more people today than the coal industry.  Embracing this innovative energy source will allow Montanans to bring well-paying jobs to the area and a growing industry to the next generation.

Health care for all Montanan’s is a fiscally responsible choice as it keeps health care costs down.  Health care for Montanan’s means providing care for the elderly, for those with addictions, and for the mentally ill.

Human rights are central to my campaign.  All individuals are equal and deserving of equal pay, marriage, housing, and employment.

 

 

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton