Public Safety and Health

  • Montana currently has the highest rate of suicide in the nation, and we MUST do more to curb this epidemic. We must:
    • Fund suicide prevention efforts across the state (there are currently just TWO suicide prevention coordinators in the entire state of Montana)
    • Support laws to keep guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to themselves or others.
    • Support effective and innovative behavioral health initiatives.
  • I will fight to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. Currently, there is a federal law to do just that, but local law enforcement lacks the tools to remove guns from domestic abusers. We can strengthen that law to protect women and children.
  • I believe there should be background checks on all gun sales.
  • I oppose any effort to weaken or repeal Montana’s Medicaid Expansion, which has given 70,000 Montanans access to health care.