Candidates

We are the party of countless Montanans who believe in a fair shot for all. Get to know our candidates who are ready to get to work to make Ravalli County a better place.

Cora Neumann - US Congress HD 1, Western Montana

Cora has worked as a waitress, nanny, and construction worker – and still has student debt to this day. Over the past 25 years, Cora has founded and led multiple non-profit organizations that help create jobs, improve child nutrition and mental health services, boost maternal health, and protect our public lands.

She has done this work in Montana and across the country and world – working with local leaders, Republicans and Democrats alike, to solve problems that families and workers are facing.

When COVID hit, Cora founded We Are Montana to get personal protective equipment, life-saving information, financial aid, and vaccines out to Montanans so our economy could re-open as quickly and safely as possible.

Since 2015, Neumann has been working across Montana and the Rocky Mountain West to fight for the protection of public lands. As part of that effort, she organized Indigenous communities, farmers and ranchers, and the conservation community to fight back against Washington’s attempt to cut protections for public lands – recently celebrating the restoration of Bears Ears National Monument.

John Schneeberger - Montana State Senate District 43

“My campaign will push back against local popular opinion that undermines our republican form of government and the democratic values upon which it was founded.

I will focus on presenting a counter argument, opening dialogue about basic American values and attempting to garner bipartisan support for pluralism and our system of government.  If you would like to help me in my campaign, your support would be greatly appreciated.  Please visit my site to find out more.”

Monica Tranel - US Congress HD 1, Western Montana

Monica Tranel was raised with her nine brothers and sisters on a ranch in Eastern Montana, and she always had a job to do: feeding pigs, stacking hay, fixing fences. The strong work ethic Monica learned on the ranch led her to become a world-class rower, competing in two Olympics and winning a World Championship Gold for the United States Women’s Rowing Team.

Monica worked her way through college and law school. She has spent her career fighting for Main Street Montanans, ranchers and landowners. As an attorney, she has taken on some of the biggest corporations in the world and won. Monica stood up to corporate monopolies, and when the monopoly utility tried to saddle Montanans with $10 million dollars in replacement power costs due to their failure to plan, Monica stood up for consumers and kept that money in Montanans’ pockets rather than going to out of state corporations.

“If you work hard, you should be able to afford a decent place to live, support your family, and save for a secure retirement.”

Support Monica's campaign here.

Tom Winter - US Congress HD 1, Western Montana

Tom Winter believes everyone has a part in making communities work.

Families with modest incomes should pay modest taxes, and those who enjoy generous incomes should pay their fair share. Tom believes work, respect and good wages go together. He rejects dark money and refuses funds from those who exploit Montana communities.

Tom is a staunch union member, IBEW 206, and supports protections that keep workers safe. He has shown himself to be a dedicated public servant by his nature, by experience and by intention.