In case you missed the news earlier this week, while I was in Denver- Scott Aspenlieder was back in our Northern Broadcasting studios in Montana. During Monday’s Voices of Montana Scott first announced his official run for Secretary of State.
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Scott was blessed with parents that valued community, hard work, and sacrifice. They lived to pass those values onto their children. Growing up in small town Culbertson, Montana, Scott’s parents, Al and Raedelle, lived to serve their community. Al served as the fire chief and high school football coach and Raedelle served on the school board for twenty years. They wanted to provide their children every opportunity—opportunities they didn’t have, so they worked hard. Al is a twenty-year National Guard veteran and has worked to keep Montana’s roads clean, plowed, and safe for drivers for over 25 years. Raedelle has served the citizens of Culbertson as a city clerk for twelve years. Through hard work and sacrifice, they have become an integral part of their local community, and an example for their children.
Scott embraced his parents’ work ethic and value of community early on. Growing up, Scott was an Eagle Scout, FFA Chapter President, and community volunteer. He worked his way through college as a butcher and a football coach.
After earning a BS in Bio-Resource engineering from Montana State University, Scott joined WWC Engineering. He works in the firm’s Helena office where he works hard to build Montana’s infrastructure, making sure Montanans have secure roads, clean water, and irrigated crops. Since joining WWC, Scott has aggressively expanded the firm’s business in Montana. Despite a tough economy, his success has led to additional hiring, not cutbacks. As someone who has enjoyed business success, Scott understands the needs of the business community in Montana.
Chuck Johnson followed with this report in Lee Newspapers:
“We’ve got five bureaucrats on the state Land Board,” Aspenlieder said. “They act a lot more like bureaucrats than elected officials. How many of those folks have signed the front of a paycheck? The incumbent, in particular, has had a job sponsored by the taxpayers all of her life.”
He said the Land Board, including McCulloch, has held up development of Montana resources on public lands, “while I’ve spent five years working in the trenches.”