Kathleen Williams (D-MT-At Large)

Kathleen Williams

Kathleen Williams, a water conservation expert, is running for Congress to represent the state of Montana at-large. She won the Democratic primary on June 5, 2018, and now she will face the Republican incumbent, Greg Gianforte. Gianforte ran unopposed in the primary.

Background and Achievements

Kathleen Williams was born into a military family and has lived in many different states. When she was 11, her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and so she vividly understands the importance of a strong healthcare system. She pursued her undergraduate degree in resource economics from University of California at Berkeley, and then achieved her masters in recreation resources from Colorado State University. She was elected to the Montana House of Representatives in 2010 and served 3 terms. Williams is a passionate public service worker, and she is dedicated to conservation and resource management.

Positions on Key Issues

  • Supports the Affordable Healthcare Act
  • Advocates for women’s rights
  • Supports LGBTQ rights
  • Advocates for the protection of Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security
  • Supports equal pay for equal work
  • Advocates for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Supports creating high-paying jobs
  • Advocates for high quality public education
  • Supports a fair tax code
  • Advocates for common sense gun laws

Prospects & Opponents

Kathleen Williams won the Democratic primary on June 5, defeating 4 other candidates. Now, she is set to face off against the Republican incumbent, Greg Gianforte. Gianforte has been in office since June 2017, after he won the special election to replace Ryan Zinke (R). This race has been rated Lean Republican by the Cook Political Report.


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