Articles written by Duane Cecil Schlabach

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  • Building Bridges to Common Ground

    Duane Cecil Schlabach, Seeley Lake, Mont.|Jul 12, 2018

    I want to reciprocate the feelings of gratitude to Lee Bridges for running a primary campaign that focused on the issues rather than personal animosities. Playing to divisive rhetoric for short-term political points hurts all of us in the long-term. As Bridges noted in a recent Letter to the Editor, this was an ideal that she and I both agreed to before we ever started campaigning. I want to thank her for being true to her words. What Montana needs now more than ever is civility and the ability to build bridges towards common ground. Lee...

  • Grateful for Support in HD 92 Race

    Duane Cecil Schlabach, Seeley Lake, Mont.|Jun 14, 2018

    The gratitude and admiration I have for this community’s support in the recent primary election is difficult to convey in language. Despite the fact that I was not the nominee for the general election, I’m overwhelmed by your turnout at the polls. The resilience of this community has clearly been evident in the unprecedented wildfire season last summer, a long winter and subsequent spring floods. Your determination to face all of these challenges with dignity, humility and a spirit of unrelenting optimism is a wellspring of inspiration for man...

  • Schlabach Addressing the Key Issues for HD92

    Duane Cecil Schlabach|May 17, 2018

    With the primary election less than a month away it's time to reflect on where we have been and where we are headed. I have been busy knocking on doors and enjoyed visiting with many of you about the important issues and topics across our diverse district. One thing I know to be true; from Clinton to East Missoula to the Swan Valley you are an engaged and passionate group of constituents. While the issues are as diverse as the people in the district, a few key topics rose to the forefront of...