Lou Ann Crowley is running for the Montana Legislature in HD 94. Her experience in local government will be an important asset when representing our community interests in the Legislature. The many bills passed (or killed) are actually implemented, enforced and/or funded at the local level by cities and counties.
Therefore, it is a great benefit to have someone who understands what legislation will look like on the ground representing us in the House. Her years on the Missoula City Council have given her a great background in making hard decisions regarding budgets, land use, transportation, economic development, as well has how do to serve those at risk in our community. She has a proven record of being able to look at the big picture and make hard decisions based on facts and impacts and the constraints of the law, while understanding the emotional side of the issues.
As county commissioner, I had the opportunity to work with her on many projects. She understands the need to balance the public interest and the private sector interest. Her tenure with Adventure Cycling and the Missoula Urban Demonstration Project have added another dimension to her experience. Missoula needs legislators who have the ability to listen to their constituents, educate themselves on the issues, and make sound decisions for the good of the whole. I believe Lou Ann Crowley has the experience, education and professionalism to represent HD 94 and the community of Missoula very well in the Montana Legislature. If you have not had the opportunity to attend any of the candidate forums, you may want to check out the clips on KECI's website.