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Message from the President

May, 2018 President’s Message

Financial Reform poised to take another step?  The US Senate’s Financial Reg Reform Bill passed in mid-March.  We have been waiting for the House to take action on the bill. There has been a lingering question of whether or not the House would accept the bill as written.  Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced the House would take up the Senate's version of the bill, sometime this month. Once the House passes the Senate version, then it is on to the White House for the President's signature and implementation.  Thanks to all who have worked so long and hard on this effort.

The 2018 Primary Election is here!  Montana voters are receiving the "absentee ballots" now. Election Day is Tuesday, June 5, 2018. We will be choosing the parties' candidates for a variety of offices including the US Senate and House and the Montana Legislature.  As Montana voters, we do not declare a party affiliation to vote, but in the primary election, we must choose one parties' ballot. We receive all the parties' ballots, and get to choose which parties' ballot we wish to vote.  In the primary election, we cannot vote more than one parties' ballot.  This is tricky this year since there are three parties with state-wide candidates - Democratic, Green and Republican. We need to take extra care to check the ballots to make sure which parties’ primary ballot we wish to consider.  For example, a voter may want to vote for one of the four Democratic US Congressional candidates, but by doing so they may not vote for one of the four Republican US Senate candidates or any other Republican or third-party candidate.  Thoughtful consideration will be very important in many of the state legislative races.  Because a number of the races have a primary for only one party, so, in those legislative races, the race will be over with the primary election. So, it’s important to carefully review the candidates and choose the parties’ ballot that has the candidates that are most important! And, make sure to return the completed ballot to the Courthouse or before June 5!

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