Our generation has big dreams for Montana — and we know these dreams won’t become a reality unless we elect the right people to the right office. That’s why Forward Montana Voter Fund elects candidates that reflect young Montanans’ values, experiences, and vision for our state.

The Forward Montana Political Committee, a committee of young Montanans, prioritizes candidates for endorsement based on the following questions:

  1. Does the candidate reflect the values & experiences of young people (bonus points if they are a young person)?
  2. Does this candidate hold an under-represented or historically disenfranchised identity?
  3. Does the candidate advocate & champion the issues that matter & affect young people?
  4. Does the candidate represent a district with a high density of young people?
  5. Will our endorsement actually make a difference for the candidate?
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Our Political Committee takes endorsements seriously – working throughout the year to send out questionnaires, meet with candidates, and identify candidates who fit the criteria above. That’s why we’re always proud to introduce our endorsements to communities during election season. See below for our 2021 election update!

Together, we can mobilize the youth vote and elect progressive candidates who will move Montana not right, not left–but forward!


2021 Election update

It’s time to celebrate! We’re proud to be sending two incredible leaders to Billings City Council — Ed Gulick & Denise Joy, and one incredible leader to Bozeman City Commission — Christopher Coburn.

Ed Gulick, Denise Joy, and Christopher Coburn are advocates for our generation — sharing a vision for Billings and Bozeman that all of us can believe in. We’re so excited to see all that they’ll accomplish as council members. Because we showed up to vote and made our voices heard, we now have council members that will show up for us!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve knocked over 1,200 doors and talked to hundreds of voters about these amazing candidates. In local elections like these, where races are decided by handfuls of votes, every conversation makes a difference.

Thank you for helping us move Bozeman forward! Help us continue our year-round work and candidate endorsements in Bozeman by donating to Forward Montana Voter Fund today.

FMT Political Committee Members:

Anna Lucas, Billings

Alex Kim, Missoula

Allie Hay, Billings

Garrett Lankford, Great Falls & Helena

Leah Berry, Billings, Committee Chair

Matt Kelly, Bozeman

Nathalie Wagler, Bellingham, WA