I was publicly educated from kindergarten through my post medical school sub-specialty training and I have never attended a private school. I believe strongly in supporting the public education programs in our state. According to US News in 2018 Montana’s schools rank 26th in the country. I will work to preserve state funding for our schools and Universities. Over the last 20 years the state legislature has shifted the burden of local funding specifically towards homeowners. With more balanced organization that includes local business and fiscal transparency we can a do a better job supporting big ticket items that such as school infrastructure.