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John Michael Myers

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John Michael Myers
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Candidate for
Montana House of Representatives, District 5
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sGonzaga University
J.D.Washington & Lee University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney/business owner
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John Michael Myers was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 5 of the Montana House of Representatives.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Myers' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Education

As a former school board trustee in the Flathead Valley, the son of a teacher, and a volunteer high school coach, John Michael is committed to a strong public education system. He recognizes that quality education is the key to economic prosperity for young Montanans, which ultimately helps build a better society for all our citizens. John Michael supports a push for an accountable school system that prepares students for further education and career readiness, while giving our teachers the support they need to help accomplish this. Ultimately, he believes that a better society for all of our citizens is built by quality education, which is the key to economic prosperity for young Montanans.

John Michael is passionate about assisting our schools in meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century. He supports utilizing technological innovations to our advantage by giving Montana's students and teachers the resources, development, and support they need to stay competitive in the digital age. In addition, John Michael seeks not only to continue striving toward high math and reading achievements, but to ensure our schools can provide a well-rounded education for our children and continue Montana's strong tradition in the arts and humanities.[2][3]

Economy

John Michael believes our legislative policies must promote economic growth and job creation as a top priority. As both a small business owner and someone who has worked for and with larger companies, John Michael believes in an environment that will allow the primary sector to thrive yet pave the course for welcoming new job industries into Montana. To accomplish this, we must use our resources wisely and hold our legislators accountable to smarter spending. While there have been positive signs of economic recovery lately, we need to stay focused on this critical issue and must continue to work toward building a Montana that will economically prosper in the twenty-first century.[4][3]

Infrastructure

Building and maintaining a solid infrastructure is a core component of bolstering a stronger economy for Montana. John Michael believes this includes not only upgrading our current transportation and utility systems, but also looking toward the future and ensuring that Montana possesses the technological infrastructure to invite new job sectors to our great state. These advancements will also allow our businesses to access the resources they need to stay competitive.[5][3]

Elections

2014

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. District 4 incumbent Ed Lieser was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Doug Adams defeated John Michael Myers in the Republican primary. Incumbent Keith Regier (R) is running in District 4.[6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Adams 66.8% 796
John Michael Myers 33.2% 395
Total Votes 1,191

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