The Montana Contractors’ Association (MCA) Board of Directors has announced its support for Greg Gianforte as Governor. MCA President Bob Warren stated that the board chose Gianforte based on his opposition to I-190 and his support of career technical education.

“The recreational marijuana initiative is a very, very troubling initiative. The MCA board voted to fight this with all our strength and financial resources,” Warren said. “We chose to support the Gianforte campaign because of his similar opposition. If I-190 passes, all our efforts to change the workforce culture will be damaged or for naught.“

Warren applauded Gianforte for his platform to combat the drug epidemic. “We see the problems that drugs create in our workplace and our communities. The MCA’s vision is to improve the quality of life and safety in our communities.”

Gianforte’s economic development plan emphasizes trades and apprenticeships, another MCA priority.

“As contractors know very well, a four-year degree is not the right solution for every young person,” Warren said. “We are very encouraged that Greg will promote trades education opportunities, and the potential for higher earnings, with no student loan debt.

The Montana Contractors’ Association is a membership organization representing Montana’s construction industry and professionals.


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